Download Epub Format ✓ Beans, Greens & Sweet Georgia Peaches, 2nd PDF by î Damon Lee Fowler I should begin this review by saying that I was lucky to receive a free copy of this book through the Goodreads FirstReads Giveaway Program I m not from the south but my husband is and I thought it would be great to try out some southern cooking There was a great selection of recipes in this cookbook I liked the way the recipes were organized by season to encourage cooking produce at its peak of ripeness for best taste texture nutritional content There are some very excellent recipes in this book I would especially recommend the Peach Kuchen However living here in the Rocky Mountains, I found that some of the ingredients were very hard or impossible to find.
Think Of Southern Fruits And Vegetable, And Tomatoes, Corn, Okra, And Watermelon Come To Mind But What About Grapefruits, Oranges, And Key Limes From Florida Or Peas, Beans, And Greens From The Fields Of Mississippi In Beans, Greens Sweet Georgia Peaches, Damon Lee Fowler, Who Is Passionate About Preserving Southern Culinary Traditions, Offers Recipes For Transforming Vidalia Onions, Sun Ripened Tomatoes, Field Peas, Butterbeans, Sweet Potatoes, Georgia Peaches, Plump Figs, Watermelons, Key Limes, And Florida Citrus Into Fruit And Vegetable Glories Of The Southern Table Prior to leafing through this cookbook, I didn t know anything about southern cuisine other than the impressions of 1 lots of fats especially deep fried foods , and 2 lots of okra and ham and green beans.
It turns out that there are plenty of healthy recipes featuring fresh fruits and vegetables Beans, Greens Sweet Georgia Peaches organizes recipes by seasons, beginning with Spring and featuring fruits vegetables such as asparagus e.
g asparagus with pecan brown butter neat combination , spring blossoms e.
g nasturtium sandwiches , and strawberries e.
g strawberry soup Each recipe is preceded by a short anecdote, often interesting but at the expense of having fewer recipes for the book Personally I d prefer to have a greater variety of recipes showcasing each type of produce Received a copy via First Reads I won this book a while ago and have not received it.
It wasn t as fascinating to me as the Thomas Jefferson cookbook, but hey, who doesn t want to read about dilly beans in January The section about sweet potatoes vs potatoes vs yams was informtive as well The intro to the recipes featuring zucchini was laugh out loud funny A nice balance between traditional and something to entice the gourmand.
Usually I sit down with a new cookbook and scan through it in a few hours, marking the recipes that interest me with post its This one took MUCH longer I really enjoyed reading about the role and history of how the various fruits and vegetables became part of Southern cooking over the years and how it has changed in many cases I found it really interesting that Mr Fowler credits the combination of mostly English cooking practices combined with African innovations for thr distinctive character of Southern cooking His obvious love for the South and for cooking is truly contagious and makes this one of the most interesting cookbooks I have ever owned.
One thing that surprised me was how key to southern cooking animal fats are, especially bacon drippings and lard But although this is not a v