If you weren’t already dreaming of having lunch in the Blue Ridge Mountains, this cookbook will change that.

Tupelo Honey Café: New Southern Flavors from the Blue Ridge Mountains draws from the Asheville, NC, restaurant’s take on ‘Mountain South’ cuisine.

New recipes that stir up old memories make this a fun cookbook to read, and a great way to put together some ‘new south’ menu items of your own, no matter how far north you may be geographically.

From Appalachian Eggrolls to Pimento Cheese Fondue, the recipes represent the sense of fun melded with down-home good eating that you find in this part of the country.

There are a lot of great brunch items here; imagine diving into Buttermilk and Tupelo Honey Pancakes and then heading out to hike in the mountains.