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Title:
Secrets of the southern table a food lover's tour of the global South
Author:
Willis, Virginia, 1966- author.
ISBN:
9780544932548
Physical Description:
336 pages ; 26 cm.
General Note:
Includes index.
Contents:
From the garden -- Grains, grits, and other starchy goodness -- Seafood -- Beef, pork, and lamb -- Birds and eggs -- Soups and stews -- Biscuits, breads, and hoecakes -- Desserts.
Abstract:
"In Secrets of the Southern Table, award-winning chef and cookbook author Virginia Willis takes you on a tour of today's South?a region rich in history and cultural diversity. With her signature charm and wit, Virginia shares many well-known Southern recipes like Pimento Cheese Tomato Herb Pie and "Cathead" Biscuits, but also some surprising revelations drawn from the area's many global influences, like Catfish Tacos with Avocado Crema, Mississippi-Style Char Siu Pork Tenderloin, and Greek Okra and Tomatoes. In addition to the recipes, Virginia profiles some of the diverse chefs, farmers, and other culinary influencers who are shaping contemporary Southern cuisine. Together, these stories and the delicious recipes that accompany them celebrate the rich and ever-evolving heritage of Southern cooking."--Amazon.com
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Recipes and stories of the modern South

In Secrets of the Southern Table , award-winning chef and cookbook author Virginia Willis takes you on a tour of today's South--a region rich in history and cultural diversity. With her signature charm and wit, Virginia shares many well-known Southern recipes like Pimento Cheese Tomato Herb Pie and "Cathead" Biscuits, but also some surprising revelations drawn from the area's many global influences, like Catfish Tacos with Avocado Crema, Mississippi-Style Char Siu Pork Tenderloin, and Greek Okra and Tomatoes. In addition to the recipes, Virginia profiles some of the diverse chefs, farmers, and other culinary influencers who are shaping contemporary Southern cuisine. Together, these stories and the delicious recipes that accompany them celebrate the rich and ever-evolving heritage of Southern cooking.


Author Notes

VIRGINIA WILLIS is a French-trained chef. She is the author of the James Beard Award-winning Lighten Up, Y'all . She's a contributing editor for Southern Living and writes for national publications .


Table of Contents

Forewordp. viii
Introductionp. xii
1 From the Gardenp. 1
2 Grains, Gritis, and Other Starchy Goodnessp. 38
3 Seafoodp. 70
4 Beef, Pork, and Lambp. 104
5 Gospel Birds and Game Birdsp. 144
6 Soups and Stewsp. 184
7 Biscuits, Breads, and Hoecakesp. 222
8 Dessertsp. 260
Acknowledgmentsp. 300
Indexp. 303

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