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Recipes From My Table

Vera Stewart of VeryVera and The VeryVera Show officially released her first cookbook, The VeryVera Cookbook: Recipes From My Table, on April 17th, 2018. The book contains every recipe she sold in her cafe and across the country via mail order. That’s right–all the layer cakes, pound cakes, casseroles, soups, and salads you haven’t been able to get since 2013. If that’s not enough, renowned food photographer Peter Frank Edwards beautifully captured many of Vera’s most noted recipes, making this book as much a picture book as it is a well-tested cookbook.

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Vera Stewart is a Southern hostess through and through. This book is like pulling up a chair at Vera's table and hearing her describe the experiences, people, and recipes that shaped her story. The photography alone will make you want to pick up this book, and you'll stay for the personal anecdotes and fabulous recipes.

Nathalie Dupree Cookbook author and TV Host

Virginia Willis

Generous Southern hospitality, delicious food, and attention to detail is at the heart of what made Vera Stewart one of the premier caterers and event planners in the South for over 30 years. She’s distilled a lifetime of experience into The Very Vera Cookbook. It’s brimming with gorgeous, luscious photography; packed with helpful hints and serving suggestions; and filled delectable go-to recipes you’ll actually want to make! This book is an absolute must-have on your bookshelf and in your kitchen.

Virginia Willis chef and James Beard Foundation award-winning cookbook author

Julie and I have always enjoyed Vera's fine cooking, and we made it a point to stop by her cafe during the Masters.  Her delicious items are numerous, and we especially love her red velvet cake - which practically melts in your mouth!

Ben Crenshaw Professional golfer and two-time Masters Champion ('84 and '95)

James Farmer

This book, like Vera, is the best of the best! As a friend and guest on her show, I know her fans and readers will love this cookbook.  I have always found joy in sharing my recipes and I know Vera will feel the same. Y'all, I cannot wait to give the cake chapters some testing!

James Farmer Professional garden, floral and interior designer; cook; author; and lifestyle expert.

Monica Kaufman Pearson

The first time I tasted a Very Vera caramel cake, I thought she had kidnapped my grandmother and forced her to bake.  For years, I bought caramel cakes and red velvet cakes and meals for myself and as gifts.  It broke my heart when Vera decided to close her mail order business because I could never duplicate her delicacies using recipes I found in other cookbooks.  But now I have hope because of her cookbook.  Now, if I can just get her to my kitchen to make sure I'm doing everything right.

Monica Kaufman Pearson Radio and TV Broadcaster

Carrie Morey

Vera has a magnetic personality - just full of energy and enthusiasm - and her delicious recipes are equally as a dynamic and so beautifully represented in her new cookbook.   A little something for everyone, it is undoubtedly a must-have for any good Southerner’s kitchen.

Carrie Morey Founder of Callie's Biscuits and Callie's Hot Little Biscuit

My family and I have been fortunate enough to have Vera’s delicious cooking on several occasions—we always especially loved her meatloaf. I’m excited that her cookbook makes it possible to enjoy her food on any occasion. Tahnee and I look forward to trying our hand at some VeryVera classics and sharing them with friends in Athens.

Chris Kirk PGA TOUR Golf Professional

From the moment we met Vera, we were swept away by her feisty, intrepid, and entrepreneurial spirit. Her success in business, television and in the kitchen is attributable to these qualities. And her delicious foray into cookbook publishing shows off her tremendous grace, too. She has a way with food and entertaining that is uniquely reassuring and inspiring. The VeryVera Cookbook beautifully portrays Vera's world and her story, along with enough recipes and Southern secrets to fuel a hundred weekends of good times in the kitchen!

Matt & Tedd Lee, The Lee Bros Founders of Lee Bros. Boiled Peanuts Catalogue, Authors and Television Personalities

Hunter Mahan

I was lucky enough to have Vera Stewart’s Carrot Cake while I was in Augusta for the Masters. It is hands-down the best Carrot Cake I have ever tasted—the frosting alone is out of this world! Knowing that the secret recipe is in her new cookbook is reason enough to buy a copy.

Hunter Mahan PGA TOUR Golf Professional

Rebecca Lang

Each time I’ve cooked with Vera, it has been an experience filled with her warmth and comfort that can only come from years of experience. Each page of “The Very Vera Cookbook” reflects her passion for honest food and nourishing those around her. This collection is as beautiful to look at as it is mouthwatering to cook from.

Rebecca Lang Author, Southern Food Expert, Television Personality

Vera Stewart and her brand are synonymous with quality. Vera has catered many of my Augusta-area events over the years, and I never leave town without picking up some of her cheese straws! I’m so glad her cookbook will give others the opportunity to experience her fine creations at home -- their friends and loved ones are in for a real treat!

Senator Johnny Isakson U.S. Senator, R-Ga.

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“Vera was one of the first to warmly welcome us as we took over Cold Creek Nurseries, and we quickly recognized a strong alignment with mission, values, and purpose. Vera has a way of making you feel like you've known each other for many years, even if you're meeting for the first time. We're proud to offer her book in our store. There is something for every occasion, but I seem to always end up in the cake chapters.”

Bill Tiszai, Cold Creek Nurseries

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“Vera and her team do what others won’t, they take their show on the road and put more effort and enthusiasm into creating content than anyone else. We had a wonderful time showing Vera around our facilities at Titan Farms, and we’re grateful to appear on the show as a guest for the second year in a row.”

Lori Anne Carr, Titan Farms

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“Our connection with Vera was immediate. We were not only treated like family by Vera, her crew, and even her own family as we filmed in her son’s backyard, but we FELT like family. It was clear that Vera had studied our brand, and really understood us and our products, which made for great conversation and chemistry on set. And it feels like we’ve made a friend for life! The broadcast showcased our brand to a completely new audience in various geographic areas. And we continue to hear from new customers who first saw us there.

Sandy & Steve Schoettle, Sea Island Forge

Behind the Scenes

Take a look behind the scenes to our cookbook photography session with renowned food photographer Peter Frank Edwards!