For Thought by Amanda Scott photography by Leah Poole
nce a month, on what would seemingly be a regular Friday afternoon, the scent of something delectable wafts downs the hallways and drifts into the surrounding offices, tempting employees to come out. In January of 2016, the Liberty County Convention & Visitors Bureau began a southern cooks video series to highlight local cooks and showcase southern-style dishes. From the CVB standpoint, this was not only a chance to score some tasty treats, but a way to provide some infotainment to residents and visitors. The videos allow people to see the simple joy of cooking good food that is inherent in the South. From savory to sweet, each dish is made with love and the expertise that comes from trial and error, as opposed to formal classes. Many of our resident cooks started out with a family recipe or perhaps a recipe from a magazine, and then tweaked it to their family’s liking over the years. Mrs. Katy Dasher found her recipe for coconut cream pie in “Southern Living” over 25 years ago, and her grateful family has been reaping the benefits ever since. Susan McCorkle is also a long-time cook. Her specialty is fried chicken, and although she was worried that the pan was going to overflow with hot oil while she cooked chicken for us, she pulled it off like a pro.
Liberty County Magazine
The official community publication of Liberty County, Georgia.