One woman’s ‘Kitchen Bible’ has fed the Coast for 25 years

When Audrey Duncan moved to the Mississippi Gulf Coast about 25 years ago, it was nearly impossible to find a restaurant serving the home-style southern cooking she grew up eating in Natchez.

The Coast celebrated and showcased its local shrimp and oysters. But Duncan knew that the tourists who visited from other parts of the country, as well as native Mississippians, were just as likely to crave other southern favorites, like collard greens, black-eyed peas, macaroni and cheese, fried chicken and peach cobbler.

And so she set out to make a place for fresh, made-from-scratch soul food on

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