Down South by Donald Link

drink1 Donald Link didn’t just write a cookbook, he took us on a pictorial tour of the Gulf Coast area. Complete with his honest descriptions are mouthwatering photos and recipes.

There is one photo taken in Apalachicola that I have snapped during a visit. I live an hour away from Apalachicola and can tell you, the seafood and laid back atmosphere are wonderful. Each section features stories about Link’s own experiences in the south – cooking, hunting, fishing and enjoying the Gulf coast area.

The book starts with drinks – a lovely Florida-Bama tropical drink, bourbon drinks and more. There are sections on side dishes, pork and steak, chicken, smoking meats, grilling meats and desserts.


Being a northern transplant to the Gulf coast area I have taken to the foods quite well and am pleased to see many of my favorites in this cookbook. Rum drinks aside I love the red beans and rice, the grilled chicken and banana pudding.

Stay tuned for many recipes from this book.

I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.
Crown Publishing Group – Press Release

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10 thoughts on “Down South by Donald Link

  1. Can’t wait for more! We spend time on the SW gulf coast in the winter and I love the oysters from Apalachicola. Unfortunately my library does not have a copy of this book, but I have a feeling you’re going to convince me to buy it 🙂


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