Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Savoring the South by Angela Mulloy

To get the complete grasp of this book, you probably need the full title - Savoring the South:  Memories of EDNA LEWIS, the Grande Dame of Southern Cooking with Recipes by Angela Mulloy.

It's a mouthful, but the keywords there are Edna Lewis. If you don't know who she is, go to Wikipedia and read.

As far as the recipes are concerned, I love that the book is organized by seasons, and that the book actually pays attention to seasons, so you're not mixing spring greens with fall vegetables. Definitely southern-style cooking, with ingredients like collard greens, country ham, and plenty of cornmeal.

For those who don't want to research online before reading a cookbook, it was great to have the information about Edna Lewis at the front of the book, and snippets of her tips throughout the book.

I have to admit that I was most drawn to the baking recipes - the pound cake sounds fantastic, and I already made the spoonbread and wrote about it here, but I'm also looking forward to other seasons to make the Vidalia Onion Marmalade and the peach pie.

Besides food recipes, cocktails are included as well - they're classics, but it's still nice to have them along with the food recipes, to remind you of what drinks belong with the recipes.

Note: I received a digital version of this book from the publisher at no cost.

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