Pig: King of the Southern Table

Pig: King of the Southern Table

by James Villas

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A nose-to-tail guide to the very best Southern pork recipes, from award-winning food writer James Villas

Though beef, poultry, and fish all have their place in Southern cuisine, one animal stands snout and shoulders above the rest—the mighty pig. From bacon to barbecue, from pork loin to pork belly, James Villas's Pig: King of the Southern Table presents the pride of the South in all its glory. 300 mouth-watering recipes range from the basics like sausages, ribs, and ham to creative ideas involving hashes, burgers, gumbos, and casseroles.

A North Carolina native, Villas doesn't just provide great pork recipes but also brings the spirit of Southern cooking alive with tasty cultural and historical tidbits and favorite recipes from beloved restaurants like Louis Osteen's on Pawley's Island and Crook's Corner in Chapel Hill. With gorgeous full-color photography and recipes from Maryland to Louisiana and everywhere in between, Pig is the definitive take on the South's favorite animal.

  • Includes 300 recipes for pork dishes of all kinds, including appetizers, soups, sides, rice dishes, and even breads
  • Features recipes like Cajun Boudin Rice Sausage, Bacon-Wrapped Pork Loin with Dates and Walnuts, Mississippi Spice-Stuffed Baked Ham, and Collard Greens with Pork Belly
  • Offers more than just recipes—the book includes a pig-parts primer, a glossary of pig cooking terms, and cooking tips and sidebars throughout
  • Written by James Villas, winner of two James Beard Journalism Awards and former food and wine editor of Town & Country magazine for 27 years

Whether you're planning the perfect summer barbecue or just looking for new ideas for family dinners, Pig shares the secrets of great Southern cooking with every corner of the nation.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780544187702
Publisher: HMH Books
Publication date: 01/06/2011
Sold by: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 448
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

JAMES VILLAS’s work has appeared in Esquire, Food & Wine, Gourmet, Bon Appétit, and the New York Times. He won James Beard Awards for Journalism in 2003 and for Pig: King of the Southern Table.

Table of Contents

Preface: A Passion for Pig.


A Southern Pig Primer: From Head to Tail.

A Southern Pig Glossary.

Smithfield: King of Southern Hams.

Southern Country Hams.

The Gospel of Southern Barbecue.

Southern Bulk Pork Sausage.

Appetizers and Salads.

Soups, Chowders, and Gumbos.

Stews, Casseroles, and Stratas.

Chops, Cutlets, and Steaks.

Pies, Loaves, Hashes, and Burgers.



Sausage and Bacon.

Barbecue and Ribs.

Variety and Specialty Meats.

Vegetables and Rice.




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Pig: King of the Southern Table 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Being Southern, the receipes I have tried are spot on Grandma, God rest her soul. Some southern receipes aren't easy, but then why eat it if it's not worth it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Cause theyre not cool!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Watts goin on here? I was told this was a new louis chat room.... for one direction... how come everyones chat is from june 2012?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sticks her tung out at the stupid bird. "I hope u go to tartarus for swearing jerk." She scowls and folds her arms. And the staring contest begins
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Stupid rps
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hey pig,listen im a bounty hunter and i think i might be able to help you.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This means war. Heres a prophecy thats gonna freak you out: Darkshade will turn you into bacon. *dissapears*
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Don't join! Join the rebellious angry birds at kerosene result 1!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Yes kels joined the rp.
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*sits down and listens to them*
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Nope human can uturn into a human