When Mississippi born Chef Jernard Wells met Louisiana farm girl turned actress, Denise Boutté, they knew it was the start of something special. In sharing their treasured love for their spouses, endearing stories of parenting and simple yet rich upbringings, their mutual fascination with everything food was yet another common denominator. Countless talks reminiscing over the Rich, Savory, Comforting Southern dishes from their childhood, often evolved into how they’d managed to maintain flavor, while opting forhealthier, alternative ingredients… The inspiration,for Southern Modified.
Each of these renovated dishes is rooted in the Southern cuisines that form the cornerstone of Chef Jernard and Denise’s savory palates. Healthier eating habits, in no way requiresacrificing taste! Deliciously healthy and simple to prepare, these recipes welcome everyone back tothe table to enjoy one of life’s simplest of pleasures. So let’s stir up some nostalgic, flavor-filled meals, satisfy those cravings and nourishyour Body, Mind and Spirit.