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The Taste of Country Cooking

The Taste of Country Cooking Book
Author : Edna Lewis
Publisher : Knopf
Release : 2012-06-27
ISBN : 0307761827
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In recipes and reminiscences equally delicious, Edna Lewis celebrates the uniquely American country cooking she grew up with some fifty years ago in a small Virginia Piedmont farming community that had been settled by freed slaves. With menus for the four seasons, she shares the ways her family prepared and enjoyed food, savoring the delights of each special time of year: • The fresh taste of spring—the first shad, wild mushrooms, garden strawberries, field greens and salads . . . honey from woodland bees . . . a ring mold of chicken with wild mushroom sauce . . . the treat of braised mutton after sheepshearing. • The feasts of summer—garden-ripe vegetables and fruits relished at the peak of flavor . . . pan-fried chicken, sage-flavored pork tenderloin, spicy baked tomatoes, corn pudding, fresh blackberry cobbler, and more, for hungry neighbors on Wheat-Threshing Day . . . Sunday Revival, the event of the year, when Edna’s mother would pack up as many as fifteen dishes (what with her pickles and breads and pies) to be spread out on linen-covered picnic tables under the church’s shady oaks . . . hot afternoons cooled with a bowl of crushed peaches or hand-cranked custard ice cream. • The harvest of fall—a fine dinner of baked country ham, roasted newly dug sweet potatoes, and warm apple pie after a day of corn-shucking . . . the hunting season, with the deliciously “different” taste of game fattened on hickory nuts and persimmons . . . hog-butchering time and the making of sausages and liver pudding . . . and Emancipation Day with its rich and generous thanksgiving dinner. • The hearty fare of winter—holiday time, the sideboard laden with all the special foods of Christmas for company dropping by . . . the cold months warmed by stews, soups, and baked beans cooked in a hearth oven to be eaten with hot crusty bread before the fire. The scores of recipes for these marvelous dishes are set down in loving detail. We come to understand the values that formed the remarkable woman—her love of nature, the pleasure of living with the seasons, the sense of community, the satisfactory feeling that hard work was always rewarded by her mother’s good food. Having made us yearn for all the good meals she describes in her memories of a lost time in America, Edna Lewis shows us precisely how to recover, in our own country or city or suburban kitchens, the taste of the fresh, good, natural country cooking that was so happy a part of her girlhood in Freetown, Virginia.

The Taste of Country Cooking

The Taste of Country Cooking Book
Author : Edna Lewis
Publisher : Random House Incorporated
Release : 1976
ISBN : 9780394732152
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The recipes and reminiscences of the American country cooking Lewis grew up with some 50 years ago. A richly evocative memoir of a lost time and a practical guide to recovering its joys in your own kitchen.

The Edna Lewis Cookbook

The Edna Lewis Cookbook Book
Author : Edna Lewis,Evangeline Peterson
Publisher :
Release : 2016-10-01
ISBN : 9781604191066
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Edna Lewis was one of the greatest and most influential chefs in American history. An African-American woman who rose from humble beginnings, she became famous for reviving the almost forgotten world of refined Southern cooking. The Edna Lewis Cookbook was her first book, published in 1972, and contains over 100 recipes, arranged in menu form and organized according to the season of the year.

The Gift of Southern Cooking

The Gift of Southern Cooking Book
Author : Edna Lewis,Scott Peacock
Publisher : Knopf
Release : 2012-06-27
ISBN : 0307962717
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Edna Lewis--whose The Taste of Country Cooking has become an American classic--and Alabama-born chef Scott Peacock pool their unusual cooking talents to give us this unique cookbook. What makes it so special is that it represents different styles of Southern cooking--Miss Lewis’s Virginia country cooking and Scott Peacock’s inventive and sensitive blending of new tastes with the Alabama foods he grew up on, liberally seasoned with Native American, Caribbean, and African influences. Together they have taken neglected traditional recipes unearthed in their years of research together on Southern food and worked out new versions that they have made their own. Every page of this beguiling book bears the unmistakable mark of being written by real hands-on cooks. Scott Peacock has the gift for translating the love and respect they share for good home cooking with such care and precision that you know, even if you’ve never tried them before, that the Skillet Cornbread will turn out perfect, the Crab Cakes will be “Honestly Good,” and the four-tiered Lane Cake something spectacular. Together they share their secrets for such Southern basics as pan-fried chicken (soak in brine first, then buttermilk, before frying in good pork fat), creamy grits (cook slowly in milk), and genuine Southern biscuits, which depend on using soft flour, homemade baking powder, and fine, fresh lard (and on not twisting the biscuit cutter when you stamp out the dough). Scott Peacock describes how Miss Lewis makes soup by coaxing the essence of flavor from vegetables (the She-Crab and Turtle soups taste so rich they can be served in small portions in demitasse cups), and he applies the same principle to his intensely flavored, scrumptious dish of Garlic Braised Shoulder Lamb Chops with Butter Beans and Tomatoes. You’ll find all these treasures and more before you even get to the superb cakes (potential “Cakewalk Winners” all), the hand-cranked ice creams, the flaky pies, and homey custards and puddings. Interwoven throughout the book are warm memories of the people and the traditions that shaped these pure- tasting, genuinely American recipes. Above all, the Southern table stands for hospitality, and the authors demonstrate that the way everything is put together--with the condiments and relishes and preserves and wealth of vegetables all spread out on the table--is what makes the meal uniquely Southern. Every occasion is celebrated, and at the back of the book there are twenty-two seasonal menus, from A Spring Country Breakfast for a Late Sunday Morning and A Summer Dinner of Big Flavors to An Alabama Thanksgiving and A Hearty Dinner for a Cold Winter Night, to show you how to mix and match dishes for a true Southern table. Here, then, is a joyful coming together of two extraordinary cooks, sharing their gifts. And they invite you to join them.

In Pursuit of Flavor

In Pursuit of Flavor Book
Author : Edna Lewis
Publisher : Knopf
Release : 2019-03-26
ISBN : 0525655514
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The classic cookbook from "the first lady of Southern cooking" (NPR), featuring a new foreword by Mashama Bailey, star of Netflix documentary series Chef's Table. Decades before cornbread, shrimp and grits, and peach cobbler were mainstays on menus everywhere, Edna Lewis was pioneering the celebration of seasonal food as a distinctly American cuisine. In this James Beard Foundation Cookbook Hall of Fame-inducted cookbook, Miss Lewis (as she was almost universally known) shares the recipes of her childhood, spent in a Virginia farming community founded by her grandfather and his friends after emancipation, as well as those that made her one of the most revered American chefs of all time. Interspersed throughout are personal anecdotes, cooking insights, notes on important Southern ingredients, and personally developed techniques for maximizing flavor. Across six charmingly illustrated chapters--From the Gardens and Orchards; From the Farmyard; From the Lakes, Steams, and Oceans; For the Cupboard; From the Bread Oven and Griddle; and The Taste of Old-fashioned Desserts--encompassing almost 200 recipes, Miss Lewis captures the spirit of the South. From Whipped Cornmeal with Okra; Pan-Braised Spareribs; and Benne Seed Biscuits to Thirteen-Bean Soup; Pumpkin with Sautéed Onions and Herbs; a Salad of Whole Tomatoes Garnished with Green Beans and Scallions; and Raspberry Pie Garnished with Whipped Cream, In Pursuit of Flavor is a modern classic and a timeless compendium of Southern cooking at its very best.

The Complete Guide to Country Cooking

The Complete Guide to Country Cooking Book
Author : Mary Beth Jung
Publisher : Readers Digest
Release : 1998-01
ISBN : 9780898212310
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This truly unique cookbook focuses on reliable tried-and-true home-tested recipes--containing more than 500 family-favorite recipes from country cooks coast to coast, and from the test kitchen of the most popular food magazine in North America, Taste of Home. Your family is sure to enjoy the large variety of breads and muffins, souffles and omelets, hot and cold sandwiches, a Sunday dinner such as Stuffed Beef Tenderloin, Chicken and Dumplings, and Crumb-Topped Salmon, or one of many mouthwatering desserts. Cooks will find the hundreds of recipes and step-by-step illustrated directions to be invaluable tools--day after day, year after year.

The Best of Country Cooking 2007

The Best of Country Cooking  2007 Book
Author : Michelle Bretl,Taste of Home
Publisher :
Release : 2007
ISBN : 9780898215236
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"Dig right in to 345 home-cooked favorites!"--Amazon.com.

Best of Country Cooking 2003

Best of Country Cooking 2003 Book
Author : Reiman Publications, L.P.
Publisher :
Release : 2003-07
ISBN : 9780898213584
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

358 country favorites in one convenient recipe collection.

Edna Lewis

Edna Lewis Book
Author : Sara B. Franklin
Publisher : UNC Press Books
Release : 2018-02-14
ISBN : 1469638568
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Edna Lewis (1916-2006) wrote some of America's most resonant, lyrical, and significant cookbooks, including the now classic The Taste of Country Cooking. Lewis cooked and wrote as a means to explore her memories of childhood on a farm in Freetown, Virginia, a community first founded by black families freed from slavery. With such observations as "we would gather wild honey from the hollow of oak trees to go with the hot biscuits and pick wild strawberries to go with the heavy cream," she commemorated the seasonal richness of southern food. After living many years in New York City, where she became a chef and a political activist, she returned to the South and continued to write. Her reputation as a trailblazer in the revival of regional cooking and as a progenitor of the farm-to-table movement continues to grow. In this first-ever critical appreciation of Lewis's work, food-world stars gather to reveal their own encounters with Edna Lewis. Together they penetrate the mythology around Lewis and illuminate her legacy for a new generation. The essayists are Annemarie Ahearn, Mashama Bailey, Scott Alves Barton, Patricia E. Clark, Nathalie Dupree, John T. Edge, Megan Elias, John T. Hill (who provides iconic photographs of Lewis), Vivian Howard, Lily Kelting, Francis Lam, Jane Lear, Deborah Madison, Kim Severson, Ruth Lewis Smith, Toni Tipton-Martin, Michael W. Twitty, Alice Waters, Kevin West, Susan Rebecca White, Caroline Randall Williams, and Joe Yonan. Editor Sara B. Franklin provides an illuminating introduction to Lewis, and the volume closes graciously with afterwords by Lewis's sister, Ruth Lewis Smith, and niece, Nina Williams-Mbengue.

Mastering the Art of Southern Cooking

Mastering the Art of Southern Cooking Book
Author : Nathalie Dupree,Cynthia Graubart
Publisher : Gibbs Smith
Release : 2012-11-01
ISBN : 1423623169
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Through more than 600 recipes and hundreds of step-by-step photographs, Dupree and Graubart make it easy to learn the techniques for creating the South’s fabulous cuisine. From basics such as cleaning vegetables and scrubbing a country ham, to show-off skills like making a soufflé and turning out the perfect biscuit—all are explained and pictured with clarity and plenty of stories that entertain. Traditional Southern recipes and ingredients are also given modern twists to make them relevant for today’s healthy lifestyle.

The Best of Country Cooking

The Best of Country Cooking Book
Author : Jean Steiner
Publisher :
Release : 2002-05
ISBN : 9780898213409
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A Mixture of recipes that came from the farm. Good old fashioned cooking.

Taste of Home Farmhouse Favorites

Taste of Home Farmhouse Favorites Book
Author : Taste of Home
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2020-10-13
ISBN : 1617659533
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Set your table with the heartwarming goodness of delicious country classics from the best of Taste of Home. This keepsake collection of comforting recipes comes directly from farmhouse cooks—those who live in (and long for) the country. It’s time to sit back, relax and savor the heartwarming flavors the country has to offer. From hearty breakfasts and all-American barbecues to freshly baked breads and family-reunion desserts, the downhome comfort found at a farmhouse table is simply irresistible. This keepsake collection of comforting recipes comes directly from farmhouse cooks—those who live in (and long for) the country. Relish the specialties enjoyed in their own homes…the foods they set on their tables, rely on for special occasions and turn to when it’s time for an amazing sweet. So, settle in and relish the goodness of buttery biscuits, garden-fresh greats, crispy fried chicken and so much more. With Farmhouse Favorites, the best of country cooking is always at your fingertips.

A Taste of the Gulf Coast

A Taste of the Gulf Coast Book
Author : Jessie Tirsch
Publisher : Macmillan General Reference
Release : 1997
ISBN : 9780028603568
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Offers two hundred recipes for dishes from the coastal regions of Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Texas

Low fat Country Cooking

Low fat Country Cooking Book
Author : Julie Schnittka
Publisher : Reiman Assoc
Release : 1997
ISBN : 9780898212105
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

From hearty breakfast fare, breads and snacks to sandwiches, main meals and desserts, Low-Fat Country Cooking deliciously proves that "fat" and "full flavor" don't have to go hand in hand. So, if other reduced-fat recipes left you wondering where the taste went, get ste for plenty of palate-pleasing surprises!

A Taste of Southern Italy

A Taste of Southern Italy Book
Author : Marlena de Blasi
Publisher : Ballantine Books
Release : 2009-03-11
ISBN : 9780307491688
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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“It has always been true for me that to know a place, I must first know how it eats and drinks. Everything unravels at the table.” –Marlena de Blasi Marlena de Blasi’s lifelong affair with cooking began at age nine on a beach along the coast of southern Italy, where she met an elderly woman roasting potatoes coated with olive oil, rosemary, and sea salt over an open fire. Now, in A Taste of Southern Italy, de Blasi brings to life the spirit as well as the cuisine of this bountiful region. With de Blasi we travel down remote country goat paths in tiny island villages and along sun-washed avenues of great cities in search of some of the most treasured recipes in the world. This is as much a storybook as it is a cookbook: a gathering of small rhapsodies, impressions, and romantic notions from a land where such delights are plentiful. In our journey through the kitchens of southern Italy we find tantalizing recipes for a host of mouthwatering dishes, including Gnocchi di Castagne con Porcini Trifolati Insalata di Pesce Dove il Mare Non C’é Pane di Altamura Frittelle di Ricotta e Rhum alla Lucana Peperoni Arrostiti Ripieni La Vera Pizza Pomodori alla Brace Pesce Spada sulla Brace alla Pantesca Ricotta Forte Pasta alla Pecoraio La Torta Antica Ericina Un Gelato Barocco With these authentic recipes at your fingertips, you can master the luscious tastes and rustic ambiance of southern Italy. These dishes are sure to become a tradition in your home, and will fill it with tantalizing aromas and love. From the Hardcover edition.

How to Eat

How to Eat Book
Author : Nigella Lawson
Publisher : Random House
Release : 2014-09-04
ISBN : 140708626X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Relax and relish Nigella Lawson's delicious prose in her first, revelatory cookery book, published as a reading edition in Vintage Classics for the first time to celebrate twenty years of How to Eat. WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY JEANETTE WINTERSON ‘How to eat, how to cook, how to write: I want two copies of this book, one to reference in the kitchen and one to read in bed’ Yotam Ottolenghi When Nigella Lawson’s first book, How to Eat, was published in 1998, two things were immediately clear: that this fresh and fiercely intelligent voice would revolutionise cookery writing, and that How to Eat was an instant classic of the genre. Here was a versatile culinary bible, through which a generation discovered how to feel at home in the kitchen and found the confidence to experiment and adapt recipes to their own needs. This was the book to reach for when hastily organising a last-minute supper with friends, when planning a luxurious weekend lunch or contemplating a store-cupboard meal for one, or when trying to tempt a fussy toddler. This was a book about home cooking for busy lives. The chief revelation was the writing. Rather than a set of intimidating instructions, Nigella’s recipes provide inspiration. She has a gift for finding the right word to spark the reader’s imagination, evoking the taste of the ingredients, the simple, sensual pleasures of the practical process, the deep reward of the finished dish. Passionate, trenchant, convivial and wise, Nigella’s prose demands to be savoured, and ensures that the joy and value of How to Eat will endure for decades to come.

My Pantry

My Pantry Book
Author : Alice Waters
Publisher : Clarkson Potter
Release : 2015
ISBN : 080418528X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

An accessible collection of essays and recipes introduces the James Beard Award-winning author's philosophies about making one's own provisions using seasonal, organic and healthy artisanal foods.

Home Cooking

Home Cooking Book
Author : Laurie Colwin
Publisher : Open Road Media
Release : 2014-11-18
ISBN : 1497673801
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A delectable mix of essays and recipes from the critically acclaimed writer: “As much memoir as cookbook and as much about eating as cooking” (The New York Times Book Review). In this delightful celebration of food, family, and friends, one of America’s most cherished kitchen companions shares her lifelong passion for cooking and entertaining. Interweaving essential tips and recipes with hilarious stories of meals both delectable and disastrous, Home Cooking is a masterwork of culinary memoir and an inspiration to novice cooks, expert chefs, and food lovers everywhere. From veal scallops sautéed on a hot plate in her studio apartment to home-baked bread that is both easy and delicious, Colwin imparts her hard-earned secrets with wit, empathy, and charm. She advocates for simple dishes made from fresh, organic ingredients, and counsels that even in the worst-case scenario, there is always an elegant solution: dining out. Highly personal and refreshingly down-to-earth, Laurie Colwin’s irresistible ode to domestic pleasures is a must-have for anyone who has ever savored the memory of a mouthwatering meal. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Laurie Colwin including rare photos and never-before-seen documents from the author’s estate.