Buttermilk: A Savor the South Cookbook

Buttermilk: A Savor the South Cookbook

by Debbie Moose
     
 

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Most southern cooks will agree with Debbie Moose when she writes, "Like a full moon on a warm southern night, buttermilk makes something special happen." Buttermilk explores the rich possibilities of this beloved ingredient and offers remarkably wide-ranging recipes for its use in cooking and baking—and drinking, including The Vanderbilt Fugitive, a

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Most southern cooks will agree with Debbie Moose when she writes, "Like a full moon on a warm southern night, buttermilk makes something special happen." Buttermilk explores the rich possibilities of this beloved ingredient and offers remarkably wide-ranging recipes for its use in cooking and baking—and drinking, including The Vanderbilt Fugitive, a buttermilk-based cocktail.
Buttermilk includes fifty recipes—most of which are uniquely southern, with some decidedly cosmopolitan additions—from Fiery Fried Chicken to Lavender Ice Cream to Mango-Spice Lassi. For each recipe, Moose includes background information, snappy anecdotes, and preparation tips. Replete with helpful hints and advice for finding the best quality buttermilk available, this cookbook is indispensable for anyone who wants to learn more about this tangy cooking staple.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
[A] splendid series.—Los Angeles Times

Love at first swig. The Sweet Tea Buttermilk pie is genius. . . . And Moose's Sweet Potato Pancakes with Orange Butter are the brunch show-stopper I have been looking for.—Atlanta Journal-Constitution Best of 2012

This nifty little cookbook explains the Southern staple and how to cook with it.—New Orleans Times-Picayune

SAVOR THE SOUTH—designed to give Dixie's most time-honored ingredients their due.—Garden & Gun

Moose's ingenuity and enthusiasm will win a lot of buttermilk converts. And you can put me at the top of the list.—Jean Anderson Cooks blog

Each recipe includes not only how-to's but also a folksy introduction, an attribution (to a restaurant or person), and notes about substitutions and accompaniments.—Booklist

History and recipes featuring a classic American ingredient that has been strangely overlooked.—The New York Times

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780807835784
Publisher:
The University of North Carolina Press
Publication date:
09/10/2012
Series:
Savor the South Cookbooks Series
Edition description:
1
Pages:
96
Sales rank:
549,023
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 5.70(h) x 0.70(d)

What People are saying about this

From the Publisher
Debbie Moose's new cookbook, Buttermilk, illuminates one of the South's humbler ingredients. If you are not yet under the spell of buttermilk, be prepared to be bewitched. Born of hot summers and no refrigeration, it is still the real deal. The recipes in Buttermilk are delightful, the attributions and explanations enticing. Recipe after recipe reveals that buttermilk is culinary sorcery in the hands of home cooks and top chefs alike. We are delighted with Debbie's clear explanations of the history and uses of buttermilk—she has succeeded in making buttermilk understandable. Grandma knew all of this, but somehow much has been forgotten. Thanks, Debbie, for reminding us.—Earl, Cheri, and Colleen Cruze, owners of Cruze Family Farm and winners of the 2008 Ruth Fertel Keeper of the Flame Award, Southern Foodways Alliance

Meet the Author

Debbie Moose is an award-winning food writer and author of five cookbooks, including Deviled Eggs: 50 Recipes from Simple to Sassy and Potato Salad: 65 Recipes from Classic to Cool.

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