In 1997 Paula Hiers Deen self-published FAVORITE RECIPES OF THE LADY AND HER FRIENDS producing only 5,000 copies and selling them at her Savannah restaurant, The Lady & Son's. This collection of over 380 recipes from Paula's recipe box, with contributions from family and friends harkens back to a classic church cookbook in which neighbors share their best recipes. Included are treasured family recipes, quick and simple recipes, and many Southern classics.. Paula hand selected each recipe, created and curated each chapter and shared personal anecdotes for the illustrator to recreate. This complete book was never available in the trade market. In honor of the 20th anniversary of its publication this facsimile edition makes this wonderfully quirky edition available to the trade market.