The Crown of Southern Cooking

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The Crown of Southern Cooking

Recipes from the Birthplace of the Blues

By: Evelyn Roughton

Cookbook Features:

  • Over 171 recipes from the heart of the deep south
  • More than 90 mouth watering food photos
  • Delicious, and easy to make, southern delicacies
  • Classic Theme included (no way!!)

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The Crown of Southern Cooking

By: Evelyn Roughton

For thirty-nine amazing years, The Crown Restaurant has served lunch to international travelers, nationwide visitors, and local customers and friends. The Crown has been host to the Food Network, Turner South, CNN, and the Travel Channel, as well as writers and journalists from The New York Times, Southern Living, Bon Appetit, and Saveur magazine. Located in downtown Indianola, Mississippi -- the very heart of the Mississippi Delta -- The Crown continues to garner accolades as the quintessential eatery for fans of traditional southern cuisine with a taste of gourmet. Thanks to proprietors Evelyn and Tony Roughton, as well as their families and friends, you can now re-create delectable dishes that have been passed down for generations, adapted and enhanced throughout the years, and collected for everyone to enjoy in this much-anticipated cookbook.

The Crown of Southern Cooking features more than 170 easy-to-prepare classic southern recipes with a touch of added elegance, such as:

  • Hot Vidalia Onion Dip
  • Gourmet Cheese Grits
  • Mississippi Delta Fried Catfish
  • Crawfish Beignets
  • Old-Fashioned Fried Peach Pies
  • Chocolate Bread Pudding.


"I have a large collection of cookbooks and this one is right up there as one of my favorites! The recipes are excellent and easy to follow. Can't wait to try them! I recommend this cookbook to all who enjoy wonderful southern cooking!" --Nancy Darnell

"This is my new favorite cookbook. Got it yesterday and made the best gumbo I have ever made and it was easy. Also the pickled black eyed peas are scrumptious as is the catfish allison which I have been making for years. also made the black butter green beans and chicken allison. There are so many I can't wait to make." --Alak

Evelyn Roughton

Includes the Classic Theme

About the Author

Evelyn Roughton is the chief cook and creator of all things yummy at The Crown, Indianola, Mississippis famous and beloved landmark. The Crown opened as an English antique shop in 1972, and now its an art gallery, gift shop, bookstore, gourmet food shop, AND a restaurant. The Crown began serving lunch in the antique shop with a pub setting almost 40 years ago, in March of 1976 out in the cotton fields north of Indianola. Evelyn is a lover and promoter of all things delicious, and all things Mississippi, especially the Mississippi Delta. She enjoys good food, spending time with her precious family, and talking to visitors at The Crown, directing them to the Blues heritage sites, the B.B. King Museum, and all the wonderful out-of-the-way places to visit in the Delta.

Evelyn is very active in the Indianola community. She is involved in the Indianola Chamber Main Street, B.B. King Museum, Indianola Garden Club, Indianola Civic League, and Indian Bayou Arts Festival. She has been the recipient of the Indianola Citizen of the Year award, the Delta Council Good Middling Lady Award, and the Indianola Blues Society Promotions Award. Evelyn is a member and Sunday School teacher at First United Methodist Church. Evelyn graduated from Troy University in 1964, and soon after married Tony Roughton. The two traveled extensively while Tony was in the Air Force. They are the parents of two children: Jennifer Schaumburg runs the Crown, often with help from her two children, Sage and Prescott; and Kevin Roughton who lives in Maine with his wife Deanna Contrino and with their two children, Izabela and Carter.

#1 Best-Selling Recipe App with millions and millions served!

Recipes Included with this Cookbook:

  • A
  • Accidental Artichoke Chicken
  • Angelic Coconut Pecan Slices
  • Aunt Mallie's Pecan Pie
  • B
  • Apricot- Mustard Crusted Pork Chops
  • Aunt Doris's Chocolate Pie
  • Aunt Lenore's Harvest Moon Casserole
  • Black Eyed Peas
  • Baked Eggplant with Shrimp
  • Banana Cake with Creamy Caramel Icing
  • Barbecued Shrimp New Orleans Style
  • Bayou Rice Pilaf
  • Belgian Beer Beef Stew
  • Beverly's Perfect Pound Cake
  • Bite-Size Bacon Quiche
  • Black Butter
  • Black Butter Catfish
  • Blue Cheese Caraway Dip
  • Bourbon Nut Cake
  • Brandy Alexander Pie
  • Broccoli and Mushroom Soup
  • Brown Sugar Bacon with Chocolate
  • Buttermilk Salad Dressing
  • C
  • Capered Catfish Bites
  • Caramel Baked French Toast
  • Caramel Cream Pie
  • Card Party Chicken
  • Chicken Kiev
  • Chicken and Mushroom Crepes
  • Chocolate Bread Pudding
  • Catfish Allison
  • Catfish Royale
  • Cherries Jubilee
  • Chicken Breast A La Orange
  • Chicken Breasts with Lemon Cream Sauce
  • Chocolate Chip Bars
  • Chunky Cold Artichoke Dip
  • Classic French Scalloped Potatoes
  • Coffee Walnut Cake
  • Comeback Sauce
  • Corn Fritters
  • Corn and Shrimp Casserole
  • Cranberry Cream Cheese Salad
  • Crawfish Beignets
  • Crazy Delta Chocolate Cake
  • Creamy Banana Pudding
  • Creamy Delta Bisque
  • Creamy Fried Corn
  • Crispy Crumbles
  • D
  • Deanna's Meatball Soup
  • Creamy Mandarin Salad
  • Creamy Peanut Butter Pie
  • Creole Catfish Cakes with Peach Salsa
  • Crisp Zucchini Saute
  • Delicious Dessert Crepes
  • Delta Cheese Grits
  • Delta Chicken Spaghetti
  • Delta Crawfish Boil
  • Delta Milk Punch
  • Delta Pecan Tassies
  • Deviled Cheese Ball
  • Dill Dip in a Bread Bowl
  • E
  • Elizabethan Steak
  • F
  • Farmer's Market Gazpacho
  • Fit For A King Chocolate Almond Mousse
  • Florentine Catfish
  • French Onion Soup
  • Fresh Carrot Cake
  • Fresh Vegetable Vinaigrette
  • Fried Lady Fingers (Whole Pods of Okra)
  • Fruit Tea Bread
  • G
  • Gourmet Cheese Grits
  • Grammie Cameron's Apple Pie Recipe
  • Granny's Martha Washington Balls
  • Greek Cucumber Sauce
  • H
  • Heavenly Creme Brulee
  • Hot Vidalia Onion Dip
  • Italian Cream Cake
  • J
  • Janice's Hot Crawfish Dip
  • Jen's Bourbon Lime Slush
  • Jezebel Sauce
  • K
  • King Ranch Chicken Casserole
  • L
  • Louisiana Chicken and Sausage
  • M
  • Larry's BBQ Sauce
  • Lemon Butter Seafood
  • Lemon Cheesecake Triangles
  • Magnolia Macaroon Pie
  • Mama's Buttermilk Cornbread
  • Mama's Chicken Drumettes
  • Mama's Chicken and Rice
  • Mama's Fresh Strawberry Pie
  • Mama's Hushpuppies
  • Mama's Marinated Coleslaw
  • Mama's Marshmallow Brownies
  • Mama's Meatloaf in Crust
  • Mama's Sunday Beef Roast
  • Marinated Fresh Asparagus
  • Mint Chocolate Squares
  • Mississippi Chicken and Dressing
  • Mississippi Delta Fried Catfish
  • Mississippi Delta Fudge Pie
  • Mississippi Mud Cake
  • Mississippi Peach Cobbler
  • Mississippi Seafood Chowder
  • Mock Mint Julep
  • Mud Pie Chocolate Cake
  • My Favorite Green Bean Salad
  • N
  • New Orleans Beef Grillades
  • No-Bake Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies
  • O
  • Old Fashioned
  • Fried Peach Pies
  • Old Fashioned Lemon Ice Box Pie
  • Old Fashioned Squash Casserole
  • Old- Fashioned Banana Pudding
  • Open Faced Crab Sandwiches
  • Orange Breakfast Ring
  • Oven Omelet
  • P
  • Peanut Butter Cookies
  • Pickled Shrimp Regina
  • Plum Sauce
  • Poppy Seed Chicken
  • Poppy Seed Dressing
  • Pork Bites
  • in Sesame Seeds
  • R
  • Ratatouille Delta Style
  • Red Bean and Catfish Chili
  • Roast Pork Loin with Apples and Apricots
  • Roasted Asparagus with Peppers and Onion
  • S
  • Sage's Christmas
  • Coconut Cake
  • Sausage Breakfast Souffle
  • Sensational Shrimp Dip
  • Sesame Cheese Straws
  • Shrimp Remoulade
  • Shrimp Spring Rolls
  • Shrimp Stuffed Fish Fillets
  • Shrimp and Grits
  • Spicy Beef Skewers
  • Steak Madagascar
  • Simple Hollandaise Sauce
  • Smoky Catfish Torta
  • Southern Pecan Pralines
  • Southern Praline Pie with Caramel Pecan Sauce
  • Steak and Mushroom Pie
  • Strawberry Nut Salad
  • Suffolk Chicken Curry
  • Summer Tea
  • Swedish Meatballs
  • Sweet Corn Pudding
  • Sybil's Parmesan Catfish
  • T
  • Tangy Cucumber and Onions
  • The Crown's Apple Cake
  • The Crown's Black Butter
  • Green Beans
  • The Crown's Bourbon Sauce
  • The Crown's Bread Pudding
  • The Crown's Chicken Allison
  • The Crown's Chicken Salad
  • The Crown's Chicken Thermidor
  • The Crown's Chicken and Sausage Gumbo
  • The Crown's Crepes
  • The Crown's Fresh Spinach Salad
  • The Crown's Fried Catfish Po'Boy with Comeback Sauce
  • The Crown's Ham and Swiss Quiche
  • The Crown's Pavlova
  • The Crown's Plantation Pie
  • The Crown's Sassy Seasoning
  • The Crown's Sherry Trifle
  • The Crown's Stuffed Pork Chops
  • The Family Camp Stew
  • The Family Christmas Salad
  • W
  • World's Best Catfish Salad
  • Wanda's Easy Crawfish Etouffee
  • Wanda's Fabulous Fudge
  • Wanda's Winning Spanish Casserole
  • Yogurt Lemon Sauce
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