If you’ve seen Brenda Gantt’s Facebook videos or enjoyed getting to know her through her recipes that have been featured in the pages of our sister publication Taste of the South magazine, you’re going to love her upcoming cookbook, Brenda Gantt’s It’s Gonna Be Good Y’all. We’re also featuring Brenda in the upcoming October issue of Southern Lady.
Brenda first captured our hearts during the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, when from her home kitchen in Andalusia, Alabama, she kept us entertained with her down home charm and educated followers while cooking up beloved Southern dishes.
Through her signature brand of heartwarming recipes and encouraging words of wisdom, Brenda amassed a following of devotees who tuned in week after week to learn the art of Southern cooking and to listen to her stories about faith, family, and food.
Her first cookbook will be available this fall and will be filled to the brim with more than 100 recipes for her tried-and-true, good old-fashioned Southern cooking, helpful tips and tricks, personal stories, and signature dishes. A Southern glossary will help those new to Southern cooking learn the lingo of the area’s cuisine.
Recipes include classic Southern mains, like Chicken & Dumplings, Country-Fried Steak, and Meat Loaf, and regional desserts, like Pineapple Cake, South Alabama Sweet Cake, and more. It wouldn’t be a Southern cookbook without a full list of sides with everything from Fried Creamed Corn to Big Mama’s Macaroni & Cheese. Recipes for dips, breads, and casseroles abound and are sure to leave readers hungry for more.