Known as the Heart of Dixie, Alabama is a state with deep southern roots. This heritage shines through in its cuisine. Whether you prefer formal meals presented on fine china or simple country cooking on checked tablecloths, Alabama's tasteful traditions, sumptuous style, and comfortable southern cooking can grace any table. Forty-five of the leading cookbooks from throughout the state have contributed their favorte recipes to create this remarkable collection. Dishes such as Southern Fried Chicken, Corn Fritters, Old-Fashion Strawberry Shortcake, Crab Cakes a la Mobile Bay, and Green Tomato Pie are just a sampling of the 400 or so recipes included in these pages. Best of the Best from Alabama is one of twenty-eight volumes in Quail Ridge Press' acclaimed "Best of the Best" State Cookbook Series—continuing the tradition of Preserving America's Food Heritage.