About Us

Great American Publishers
171 Lone Pine Church Road
Lena, MS 39094
888-854-5954 - local 601-854-5956

Great American Publishers (Lena, MS) is dedicated to producing cookbooks that are both fun and practical… cookbooks the everyday cook will enjoy using in the kitchen… cookbooks that are fun to read even if you never cook from them.

This tradition of preserving America’s favorite recipes is celebrated in four state cookbook series. The State Hometown Cookbook Series by Sheila Simmons and Kent Whitaker is a hometown taste of America featuring favorite recipes from home cooks along with sidebars about each state’s fun food festivals. This is our original Souvenir Cookbook Series and is perfect for cookbook collectors, armchair travelers and anyone who loves good recipes.

Eat & Explore State Cookbook Series is a travel cookbook series profiling the best travel spots in each state along with favorite recipes from these exceptional communities, beloved celebrations, and remarkable destinations.

You’ll enjoy a fun restaurant road trip with the State Back Road Restaurant Recipes Series. Author Anita Musgrove brings you recipes from chefs and restaurant owners along with profiles about the best locally owned restaurants to enjoy while traveling the state.

The newest series is the State Church Suppers Cookbook Series featuring delicious potluck recipes from Baptist churches across the state. Everyone knows church cookbooks have the very best recipes, and these state-wide church cookbooks capture those recipes in beautiful full-color.

In addition to state-specific cookbooks, Great American offers a collection of national favorites From venison to seafood to farm to table recipes, everyone will find something to love.

At Great American Publishers, the books are made to be used in the everyday kitchen so there are no hard-find-ingredients – most are found right in the pantry. The recipes come from mothers, grandmothers, hometown cooks and people who just love to cook, and our goal is to preserve these outstanding recipes for the next generation of cooks.