Purchase Our Cookbook

Our very first cookbook was released in January, 2021. Featuring 272 large, full color pages, with step-by-step, photo illustrated instructions for lots of our favorite Southern recipes. Includes recipes, family photos and family stories, all about great meals served from Mama’s Big Oval Table.


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Presenting our very first cookbook…  “From Mama’s Big Oval Table”

All copies are signed by the author.

Coil-bound, (slightly different from the photo) full color, 272 pages highlighting many of our favorite recipes from our Taste of Southern website. Step-by-step, photo illustrated instructions guide you through the process of making some of the favorite dishes you could find on Mama’s Big Oval Table each and every Sunday.

We’ve got over 1,000 photos, including our recipes and a good number of old family photos and stories so you can get to know us better.

We’ve been posting the recipes that Mama taught us here on the Internet since January 01, 2012.

Now, we’ve compiled many of them into this very special cookbook for you to hold, use, and enjoy at home. We like to think its the almost perfect cookbook for those just learning how to cook, or for those that have been cooking for years. Everyone will find something they like.

From Appetizers, to breads, to main dish and side dish items, to desserts, we’ve got you covered.

We’ve also included a section of canning recipes to help you learn how to can and preserve food at home. Many of our canning recipes have won numerous ribbons in our regional and NC State Fair.

Then, we share some of our personal life story with you along with old photos from the family album. Family and friends tell us that’s one of their favorite parts of the book.

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All of our recipes include color photos of the completed recipe, ingredients, and step-by-step photos to guide you through the complete recipe. You’ll be able to see what your dish should look like as you work your way through the making of each dish.


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And, along with the step-by-step photos, you’ll also get printed step-by-step instructions to complete each item or dish. Perfect for those just beginning to learn to cook, or for the advanced chef as well. If you enjoy Southern cooking, I think you’ll enjoy our cookbook.


Over 40 years in the making…

I’ve wanted to publish my own cookbook since my radio days back in the late 70’s when radio listeners would call in to my talk radio program and share their favorite recipes with me on-the-air.

Now, thanks to the world of self-publishing and digital printing, I’m finally able to share these recipes with the readers of Taste of Southern.

Our cookbook is a large 8.5in x 11in. in size with larger print so it’s easy to read and follow along. The coil-bound edge binding means you can lay the book out flat on your counter, fold back pages with ease, or just relax with it in your easy chair and enjoy the family photos and stories.

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All books are gladly being signed as we ship them.

Be Blessed!!!


Note: Book purchases are made through our families Carolina Pig Cookers Inc. business account registered in the state of North Carolina.  Carolina Pig Cookers may show up on your bank statement for your purchase. Most credit cards are accepted.

Current conditions are slowing down deliveries.  Your order could take 3-5 weeks to reach you under these circumstances. We ship via the United States Postal Service to take advantage of their “book rates” to save you money on shipping.

We hope we can ship to you quicker, but please be patient and expect delays when you order. I greatly appreciate your understanding and patience. Thank you in advance.