“Sara Foster’s book on Southern cooking is absolutely stunning. She takes old-fashioned recipes like buttermilk biscuits and fried chicken and updates them for modern cooks. I can’t wait to work my way through this gorgeous book!” ~INA GARTEN
Review from Publishers Weekly
Southern cooking is steeped in a tradition of down-home comfort and fresh-from-the-farm ingredients. But one doesn’t need to hail from the South to appreciate the mouthwatering flavors and savory combinations created in the bayous of Louisiana, the Outer Banks of North Carolina, or the diners of the Mississippi Delta. In SARA FOSTER’S SOUTHERN KITCHEN: Soulful, Traditional, Seasonal (Random House Hardcover, On Sale April 5, 2011), the gourmet market owner, and bestselling cookbook author who gave us The Foster’s Market Cookbook presents nearly 200 fresh interpretations of the South’s most classic fare, certain to fill home cooks’ plates and please their palates
With a thoughtful foreword by award-winning author Lee Smith and more than 100 stunning photographs throughout that take readers from the market to the table, Foster’s definitive southern cookbook serves up dozens of contemporary interpretations of classic dishes. Among the dishes she presents are Shrimp Jambalaya, Slow-Roasted Pulled Pork Butt, Cheesy Grits Casserole; satisfying breakfasts such as Country Ham and Hominy Hash; sides like Skillet-Fried Corn and Arugula Pesto Snap Beans; not to mention such desserts as Molasses-Bourbon Pecan Pie and Lemon Blackberry Tart. In addition, Foster gives straightforward lessons in pickling and canning to guarantee a cook’s favorite flavors all year round and shares tried and true recipes for sauces, dressings, and relishes (because “in the South, there are really just two kinds of foods: condiments, and the edible vessels on which they are served”).
In helpful side bars, Foster shares tips to ensure that dishes will turn out perfect every time—from the secret to fluffy buttermilk biscuits to ideas for swapping out ingredients to accommodate any season, from hints on how to fry up chicken like a true southerner to barbeque fundamentals that can put any home cook on par with a southern pitmaster. Readers will also get expert tips on the essential equipment (cast iron skillet, griddle, casserole dishes) and the ingredients (stone ground grits, Carolina Gold rice, hot sauce) no Southern pantry should be without. As an extra bonus, Foster offers “Sidetracked,” her favorite little-known Southern roadtrip destinations where travelers can find the best fried catfish, barbecued brisket, giant breakfast plates, coconut cream pie and more.
Complete with over 150 recipes, 100 color photos, resources and entertaining stories, SARA FOSTER’S SOUTHERN KITCHEN is an all-inclusive collection where simple feasts meet inspired ingredients, traditional tastes meet modern methods, and fantastic flavors make every bite a luscious taste of the South. I hope you will consider it for you cookbook collection.
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