Allow me to introduce
I had the pleasure of spending some time
with this gentleman many years ago,
when I coordinated a book signing
for him at Williams-Sonoma.
I am not exaggerating when I tell you
the ladies were
In his book
Southern Food and
he slows the pace and in no time
you find yourself on a porch
beneath moss-hung live oaks,
enjoying berry sherbet on a balmy
Lee Bailey takes us to
the home of his favorite Aunt Freddie.
It is also where Mr. Bailey pays tribute
to the memory of a small band
of purposeful ladies who began the
Natchez Pilgrimage almost a half century ago.
He enlisted the help of the
Pilgrimage Garden Club,
which has been organizing tours of these homes
The result is a glorious celebration
of Natchez and it’s long tradition of great
A festive supper at
Elegant & unpretentious from 1810
& listed in the National Register of
Pickled okra & butter beans at
It’s modest & austere beginnings
It was a farm, not a mansion,
and therein lies it’s charm!
Pie on the back screened gallery
built in 1775.
Or enjoy peach & meringue shortcake
and breathtaking views of gardens
the quintessential southern mansion,
as seen through the branches of the
great oaks planted over a century ago.
Pineapple & Lemon Mousse
would be perfect!
You would most likely find me at
Built in 1852,
a country house in the sense that it is
situated in splendid isolation outside of
the city limits.
Approaching it through dense, cool trees,
I would enjoy a relaxing supper on the patio
Clara Nell Adams
and her fabulous white chocolate cake.
If this doesn’t have you humming
Dixie, I don’t know what will.