Across the nation, the South sets itself apart with cuisine as rich in tradition as it is in taste. Celebrating the heritage of the South, TOTS invites readers to enjoy traditional Southern meals. Each issue is filled with more than 60 wonderful recipes and delightful information.
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Three years later: As the original review below says, I loved this magazine at first. I bought all the available back issues and subscribed for three years. I did not resubscribe when the last subscription expired. Unfortunately, to me, the editors are offering fewer recipes in each issue and have increased the "travel" and "restaurant review" aspect. There also seems to be increased advertising in the magazine. I don't mind ads in magazines, I know that's what subsidizes the printing, etc. I don't want pages and pages about a restaurant in a distant city with a couple of their recipes. I don't want a travelogue. I don't want more advertisements than recipes, particularly ads for products that aren't even available in my area. I want recipes. That's what it's all about for me. The recipes.
I purchased a copy of this magazine at Sam's club, made the coconut pie featured on the cover, and I am sold on this magazine. I have since purchased a subscription from Amazon, and received the latest issue. These are usable recipes for ordinary people. No exotic ingredients (well the first issue required a cola drink available only in parts of the South but I made a couple of recipes substituting Coca Cola!), easy to follow recipes, and my husband LOVES that coconut pie recipe! Too, I've never successfully made my own pie crusts; used a recipe from that first issue and the crust recipe is better than excellent. I'm still not a pretty pie crust maker, but they sure taste good. You won't be disappointed if you like regular food.