Dora Charles Shows Us What it Takes to be ‘A Real Southern Cook’


Dora Charles pens her first cookbook, A Real Southern Cook in her Savannah Kitchen.

When Dora Charles was barely old enough to see over the countertops in her grandmother’s kitchen, she began cooking. Since then, she has made a name for herself preparing traditional Southern recipes for her family and patrons that have given her a reputation as one of the best cooks in the South. She even jokes that friends and family will state, “If Dora made it, I’ll try it.”