Presenting a flavorful array of beautifully photographed crab, fish, oyster, shrimp, and scallop dishes, these selections provide a gustatory tour from the best and most-beloved Savannah restaurants and chefs.
By Janice Shay, photography by Deborah Whitlaw Llewellyn
“This book’s a good catch, y’all.”
Martha Giddens Nesbit, author of Savannah
Entertains and coauthor of Paula Deen & Friends
About the Book:
A top tourist destination with a knack for Southern hospitality, Savannah has a lot to offer when it comes to preparing fresh, irresistible seafood. Presenting a flavorful array of beautifully photographed crab, fish, oyster, shrimp, and scallop dishes, these selections provide a gustatory tour from the best and most-beloved Savannah restaurants and chefs.
The traditional Low Country favorites in this epicurean collection reflect the influence of the Irish, English, Spanish, French, and Gullah that make the area so particularly unique. Representing the finest the city has to offer, the entries range from Sundae Café’s Seafood Cheesecake and Cafe 37’s Oyster Stew to the Crab Shack’s Capt’n Crab’s Low Country Boil and Uncle Bubba’s Oyster House’s Crab-Stuffed Flounder.
As with Pelican’s other Classic Cookbook Series selections, this collection also serves as a local restaurant guide, boasting a memorable anecdote or history for each restaurant and dish. Each page invites the reader to enter one of Savannah’s restaurants and experience the historic city’s scrumptious culinary offerings. The Olde Pink House, established circa 1771; the Olympia Café on River Street; and the celebrated Wilkes House, among dozens of others, are just some of the establishments featured.
• Crab Stew from Crystal Beer Parlor
• Corn and Crab Chowder from Firefly Café
• Seafood Cheesecake from Sundae Café
• Fried Grouper Fingers from Tubby’s Tank House
• Shrimp & Grits from Kasey’s Gourmet Grille
• Crab Stuffed Flounder from Uncle Bubba’s Oyster House
• Capt’n Crab’s Low Country Boil from The Crab Shack
• Pickled Shrimp from Susan Mason Catering
• Plus dozens more
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Janice Shay owns book packaging company Pinafore Press where she develops and produces illustrated books, including cookbooks, art, garden and gift books, and children’s books. For her efforts in design, Shay received the Comstock Award and the Jane Addams Peace Price for Children’s Literature. She was also presented the Oppenheim Toy Portfoilio Gold award.
Shay has worked as a graphic designer of magazines and books for more than thirty years. She has served as the president of the Publishers Association of the South and is currently the vice president. She has worked as the art director of Rodale’s Scuba Diving magazine and Atlanta magazine. Shay is the former direc-tor of Design Press, a book packager associated with the Savan-nah College of Art and Design. In that role, she developed and produced over fifty books in seven years and won more than twenty national awards for her efforts in producing children’s books.
She is also the author of Savannah Classic Desserts, Charleston Classic Desserts, and St. Patrick’s Day in Savannah, all avail-able from Pelican. Shay is an avid diver. She lives in Savannah, Georgia.