Recipes and Tales from a Southern Cook
On Sale: April 29, 2008
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Gifted chef and storyteller Martha Hall Foose invites you
into her kitchen to share recipes that bring alive the
landscape, people, and traditions that make Southern
cuisine an American favorite.
Born and raised in Mississippi, Foose cooks Southern food
with a contemporary flair: Sweet Potato Soup is enhanced
with coconut milk and curry powder; Blackberry Limeade gets
a lift from a secret ingredient–cardamom; and her much-
ballyhooed Sweet Tea Pie combines two great Southern
staples–sweet tea and pie, of course–to make one phenomenal
signature dessert. The more than 150 original recipes are
not only full of flavor, but also rich with local color and
As the executive chef of the Viking Cooking School,
teaching thousands of home cooks each year, Foose crafts
recipes that are the perfect combination of delicious,
creative, and accessible. Filled with humorous and touching
tales as well as useful information on ingredients,
techniques, storage, shortcuts, variations, and
substitutions, Screen Doors and Sweet Tea is a must-have
for the American home cook–and a must-read for anyone who
craves a return to what cooking is all about: comfort,
company, and good eating.
1 comment posted.
Re: Screen Doors and Sweet Tea
Ooh...I want this book so bad!
Great review...I love Southern food, and was raised on it. My Mother was born and raised in Mississippi, and was an excellent cook!
(Sandra Greathouse 6:15pm December 26, 2008)
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