Allison Vines-Rushing and Slade Rushing are two of the most admired and innovative young chefs in the South. Their distinctive brand of cooking is praised for its brilliant juxtaposition of rustic flavors with refined, classically inspired preparations.¬†
Southern Comfort¬†is not only their much-anticipated debut cookbook, but also Allison and Slade‚Äôs personal story: their childhood food memories and family traditions growing up in Louisiana and Mississippi, how they met and fell in love in a New Orleans kitchen, and lessons learned working in top restaurants in San Francisco and New York. It also describes their bittersweet homecoming and the opening of their first restaurant just days before Hurricane Katrina hit. And perhaps most importantly,¬†Southern Comfort¬†shares Allison and Slade‚Äôs deep-rooted love for the area‚Äîits history, its cuisine, and its people‚Äîwhich inspired them to stay in New Orleans and keep cooking.
At its heart,¬†Southern Comfort¬†is a celebration: of local ingredients, New Orleans‚Äôs vibrant food culture, and Allison and Slade‚Äôs shared Southern upbringing. Brimming with flavorful recipes and stories, it showcases the very best that the New South has to offer.