Pat Conroy is back with a unique cookbook that only he could conceive. Delighting us with tales of his passion for cooking and good food and the people, places, and great meals he has experienced, Conroy mixes them together with mouthwatering recipes from the Deep South and the world beyond.
A master storyteller and passionate cook, Conroy believes that “A recipe is a story that ends with a good meal.”
“This book is the story of my life as it relates to the subject of food. It is my autobiography in food and meals and restaurants and countries far and near. Let me take you to a restaurant on the Left Bank of Paris that I found when writing The Lords of Discipline. There are meals I ate in Rome while writing The Prince of Tides that ache in my memory when I resurrect them. There is a shrimp dish I ate in an elegant English restaurant, where Cuban cigars were passed out to all the gentlemen in the room after dinner, that I can taste on my palate as I write this…Let me tell you about the fabulous things I have eaten in my life, the story of the food I have encountered along the way…”
Conroy also returns with a big, sprawling novel that is a love letter to Charleston and an ode to lifelong friendship with South of Broad. Visit patconroy.com for a discussion guide, an excerpt, and more. Also, watch a video interview with Pat Conroy.