In the South, weddings, showers. birthdays, a retirement and high holidays, along with many of life's milestones and seasonal splendors all lend themselves to celebrations. Even the luxury of a Sunday evening at home with family-and friends considered to be family-can be a cause for a feast. Through luscious signature recipes, stories and gorgeous photography, Farmer and friends show us what southern hospitality is all about. JAMES FARMER is the author of "Dinner on the Grounds, A Time to Plant, A Time to Cook, Sip & Savor: Drinks for Party, Porch LIving, "and "Wreaths for All Seasons." James Farmer Designs is in Perry, Georgia, specializing in residential landscape design, floral design, and interiors.