Lucy Buffett has done it again – she has published another delicious cookbook that highlights the best of Gulf Coast cooking: Gumbo Love: Recipes for Gulf Coast Cooking, Entertaining, and Savoring the Good Life. You have to love a cookbook that starts the recipe section off right – with desserts. Among the recipes is Classic Southern Pound Cake with Strawberries, a recipe that has already won the hearts of my family.
Lulu’s Classic Southern Pound Cake with Strawberries
Before I share with you Lulu’s recipe for Classic Southern Pound Cake with Strawberries, let me tell you a little bit about Gumbo Love: Recipes for Gulf Coast Cooking, Entertaining, and Savoring the Good Life.
Yes, it starts the recipe section with desserts, but there is so much more. After the forward at the beginning of the book is a letter from Lucy. In it, we learn how the book is a continuation of the conversation that she began in LuLu’s Kitchen. It’s an homage to her coastal Southern food culture. There are stories throughout the book as well as Lucy’s inspirational Ten Grateful Ingredients For a Bright Life And a Happy Kitchen. Gumbo Love would not be complete without Lucy’s notes on how to make gumbo, which is included in the book.
Getting into the meat of the book, the recipe chapters include:
- Life is Sweet: Eat Dessert First
- Starters and Snacks
- Gumbo Love and Other Heartwarming Soups
- Main Dishes
- Vegetables and Sides
- Deep-Fried Favorites: A Southern Must
- Vacation Libations and Mocktails
- Sauces and Dressings
At the end of the book, there is a section Coasting the Gulf Party Menus which is inspiration for planning dinner parties.
Now on to more good stuff – Lucy’s recipe for Classic Southern Pound Cake with Strawberries.
Below is a video of Lucy that was recorded prior to the release of Gumbo Love: Recipes for Gulf Coast Cooking, Entertaining, and Savoring the Good Life.
Look for Gumbo Love: Recipes for Gulf Coast Cooking, Entertaining, and Savoring the Good Life at your local bookstore or get it online at Amazon.com. If you are lucky to find yourself at the Gulf, be sure to check out Lucy’s restaurant, LuLu’s. (Click here to read my post about LuLu’s in Gulf Shores.)