a Savor the South cookbook

By Angela Knipple, Paul Knipple

152 pp., 5.5 x 8.5, index, 56 recipes

  • Paperback ISBN: 978-1-4696-7443-8
    Published: February 2023
  • E-book EPUB ISBN: 978-1-4696-2131-9
    Published: March 2015
  • E-book PDF ISBN: 979-8-8908-4533-7
    Published: March 2015
  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-1-4696-2130-2
    Published: March 2015

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While many fish, from bream and crappie to bass, trout, and shad, are popular in the South, none of them has settled as thoroughly in southern culture as the humble, bewhiskered, bottom-dwelling catfish. For Memphis natives Paul and Angela Knipple, enjoying "that steamy sweet white meat encased in golden crisp cornmeal was just a part of our childhoods." In this Savor the South® cookbook, the Knipples share their family memories of catching and eating this favored southern food. Painting a portrait of catfish's culinary and natural history, along with its place in southern foodways and the Delta fishing industry, the Knipples also provide clear instructions for how to select, prepare, and cook the fish.

Showcased are fifty-six recipes highlighting catfish's remarkable versatility--from such southern classics as Catfish Po'Boys and Catfish Gumbo to the global flavors of Catfish Bánh Mì and Nigerian Catfish Stew. Worth the price of admission are the recipes for fried catfish five ways, along with recipes for all the traditional sides, including slaw, hushpuppies, and tartar sauce--all you'll need to cook a plate worthy of a real southern fish shack.

About the Authors

Angela Knipple is coauthor, with Paul Knipple, of The World in a Skillet: A Food Lover's Tour of the New American South and Farm Fresh Tennessee. She lives in Memphis.
For more information about Angela Knipple, visit the Author Page.

Paul Knipple is coauthor, with Angela Knipple, of The World in a Skillet: A Food Lover's Tour of the New American South and Farm Fresh Tennessee. He lives in Memphis.
For more information about Paul Knipple, visit the Author Page.


“[A] wonderful. . . series of cookbooks that looks at the favorite foods and culinary traditions of the American South."---The Advocate

“Is sure to give you enough fodder and inspiration for your next [cooking] endeavor.” --Arkansas Review

“A sharp collection of slim, single-subject volumes exploring Southern food.”

The New York Times

"Finally, a real deal book about catfish by people who know what they're talking about!"--Lynn Hewlett, owner, Taylor Grocery & Restaurant, Taylor, Mississippi

"I'm so pleased that Catfish is now in the Savor the South® cookbook collection. The Knipples explain that sustainability in sourcing catfish is possible and important--people can feel doubly good about eating it!"--Miriam Rubin, author of Tomatoes: A Savor the South® Cookbook

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