The contents of “18th Century American Southern Cooking” are recipes collected from various sources and friends who are known to have ancestral roots in the deep southern states of the United States. People who can often trace their ancestral lineage back to days and members of Confederate families who defended the south against northern aggression by invading northern armies. Cooks world wide have adopted many of those recipes, added and taken away from them, renamed them and claimed them as their own. These recipes, however, are the originals as were handed down from family to family throughout the south, generation after generation; without any such changes. These are the foods my grandmother was raised on, then my mother and father and lastly, I was raised on.