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The Southern Foodie's GuideAs a devout “Foodie” married to a devout “Foodie” who has an affinity for pork, there was no question about whether or not this book would be loved.  I adore it!  The Southern Foodie’s Guide To The Pig is more than a listing of delicious places to eat in the South, it is a manual to creating, eating, and finding pig perfection! My husband and I spent more than an hour flipping through the pages and bookmarking all of the places we would eat and all of the recipes we would attempt. We live in Northern Virginia, and there are several listings for restaurants near our home.

One of my favorite features of this book are the recipes provided from the restaurants that author Chris Chamberlain would rank as some of the best in the South. I am anxious to try so many of the sauces, rubs, side dishes, and desserts for myself.

For this post, I made Buttermilk Pie from Something Different in Urbanna, Virginia. This recipe is simple and well worth the effort.

You will need:

1 Pie Crust (I used a store-bought refrigerated crust)

1 1/2 cups sugar

3 large eggs

1 tsp vanilla extract

1/2 cup buttermilk

1/2 cup sour cream

1/4 cup all-purpose flour, heaping

Preheat the oven to 350. Cream together softened butter and sugar.


Add the eggs and vanilla and mix well.

PIE 2Add the buttermilk, sour cream, and flour and mix well.

PIE 4Now take your pie crust in your pie pan,

PIE CRUSTand pour in the filling.

PIE 5Bake for 45-50 minutes or until firm and caramelized on top. It should be slightly crusty and brown.

PIE 6And here is my picture of my cut piece….

plate o pieIt didn’t make it to the photo shoot and I don’t trust myself to cut another piece! It is pretty amazing!!

I highly recommend this book to all lovers of Southern Fare! This is a fun read that I am sure you will reference often. I was given a complimentary copy of this book by its publisher and BookLookBloggers and the author in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own and I have not been compensated.