28 Feb '12, 6pm

Healthy versions of tasty Southern dishes: Southern cooking gets a bad rap, but it's not all fried, greasy foods...

“In Mississippi, we’re number one in obesity; we’ve got that title sewn up pretty well I think,” says chef Martha Hall Foose, who lives on a catfish farm near Yazoo City, Mississippi. Her cookbook, “Screen Doors and Sweet Tea: Recipes and Tales from a Southern Cook ,” won the prestigious James Beard Award for American Cooking in 2009. Her latest book, A Southerly Course: “Recipes & Stories from Close to Home,” tells of a new Southern cooking, where Greek, Lebanese, Italian and Vietnamese flavors mix with locally-grown staples such as soybeans, sweet potatoes and peanuts.

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“In Mississippi, we’re number one in obesity; we’ve got that title sewn up pretty well I think,” says chef Martha Hall Foo...