A modern take on classic Southern fare

Quick-Fix Southern: Homemade Hospitality in 30 Minutes or Less by Rebecca Lang is a charming cookbook full of uncomplicated recipes that capture a good blend of old and new Southern flavours. A former food editor, Lang sprinkles kitchen tips and tricks throughout the book so it is good for beginners as well as more experienced cooks. She has given a few Southern classics a much needed makeover with a lighter touch. The books are fun to read, too, as Lang shares stories about her family and the provenance of her recipes.