These are the books we love that specialize in dissecting the depth and breath of Southern cooking. 

A Gracious Plenty
By John T. Edge, Ellen Rolfes
The Ultimate Gullah Cookbook
By Veronica Davis Gerald, Jesse E. Gantt Jr.
Soumas Heritage Creole Cookbook
By Panderina D. Soumas
Seasoned in the Kitchen
By Linda Rogers Weiss