Courtney Taylor has written two cookbooks: How to Eat Like a Southerner and Live to Tell the Tale, Clarkson Potter, 1990 and The Southern Cook's Handbook, Quail Ridge Press, 1999. A food journalist for almost twenty years, her work has appeared in national magazines such as Bon Appetit, Woman's Magazine, and Budget Living Magazine. As a newspaper food columnist and feature writer, her features were syndicated nationally for ten years. She has been a spokesperson for White Lilly Flour and has appeared on the Today Show. She is currently a free lance writer covering anything from new ways to cook collard greens to ghosts of Natchez, Mississippi.
A native of historic Natchez, Mississippi where she lives with her husband two children in what she calls an on-going preservation project, Taylor is also the marketing director for Natchez Pilgrimage Tours and urges all who read this to visit her lovely historic home town and see for yourself what preservation can do.