Down Home Southern Cooking

Down Home Southern Cooking

by LaMont Burns, Earl Thollander
     
 

With wit, warmth, and a generous helping of Southern hospitality, this renowned chef/restaurateur explores the roots of Southern cuisine and the unique heritage of four generations of black cooks. Down Home Southern Cooking reveals the secrets of certain herbs, spices, and sauces, which offer a satisfying odyssey through real American cuisine. See more details below

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With wit, warmth, and a generous helping of Southern hospitality, this renowned chef/restaurateur explores the roots of Southern cuisine and the unique heritage of four generations of black cooks. Down Home Southern Cooking reveals the secrets of certain herbs, spices, and sauces, which offer a satisfying odyssey through real American cuisine.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Burns, a restaurateur and originator of a line of condiments, draws upon his Southeastern black culinary heritage to offer recipes that are more utilitarian than spectacular. Great-grandmother Lucinda's chicken casserole is a simple, clove-flavored dish using leftover chicken. Broiled or baked ham and apple are basic, uninventive renditions. Curry powder and vegetables or canned pineapple and brown sugar are added to rice to provide variations on that plain side dish. A few items, such as chilied chicken and oven-barbecued short ribs, have a touch of hotness, though most dishes are mildly seasoned. Cooks who want to experiment with traditional Southern fare will enjoy sweet-potato pone or chicken-oyster gumbo. Instructions are facile and direct. Most dishes feature familiar, readily available ingredients, with the exception of the few game or regional items, such as pigeon pie, opossum and diamondback terrapin stew. Illustrations not seen by PW. (April 17)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780385197489
Publisher:
Burns, Lamont
Publication date:
12/31/1987
Edition description:
1st ed
Pages:
180
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

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