About Martha Hall Foose

Martha Hall Foose

Martha Hall Foose is the James Beard award-winning author of the best-selling cookbooks Screen Doors and Sweet Tea and A Southerly Course: Recipes & Stories From Close to Home. Born and raised in the Mississippi Delta, she attended the famed pastry school École Lenôtre in France. She returned to Mississippi and opened Bottletree Bakery in Oxford, and, later, Mockingbird Bakery in Greenwood, both of which have become Southern institutions.

Squash Fritters

Sunflower Squash Fritters

Part hush puppy, part fritter, and lovely through and through, these little blobs of cornmeal batter and summer squash blossom like sunflowers as they fry.

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  • 45 M
  • 5
Inside-Out Sweet Potatoes Recipe

Inside-Out Sweet Potatoes

Mashed sweet potato gets slathered all over a marshmallow, coated in crushed corn flakes, and deep-fried until crisp. Talk about something to be thankful for….

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  • 40 M
  • 1 H
  • 8
Sweet Tea

Sweet Tea

The house wine of the South, sweet tea comes together, slakes your thirst, and quells any worries with ease and grace.

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Screen Doors and Sweet Tea by Martha Hall Foose

Barq’s Root Beer-Glazed Ham

Sassfras, ginger, nutmeg, cloves, and anise found in root beer enhance the smoky, saltiness goodness of this glazed ham. It’s is an ideal holiday meal.

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  • 30 M
  • 4 H, 30 M
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Bittersweet Chocolate Cake Recipe

Darkness on the Delta: Cool Bittersweet Dessert

A deep, dark-as-night, fudgy-as-heck, bittersweet cake that’s a deserving dessert for any dinner party. Chocoholics, you’re welcome.

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  • 25 M
  • 6 H, 25 M
  • 5
Blue Cheese Pecan Bread Recipe

Blue Cheese Pecan Bread

The only thing this quick bread—made savory with pungent blue cheese, sweet pecans, and plenty black pepper—wants for is a bottle of white wine.

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