The New Southern Garden Cookbook: Enjoying the Best from Homegrown Gardens, Farmers' Markets, Roadside Stands, and CSA Farm Boxes

The New Southern Garden Cookbook: Enjoying the Best from Homegrown Gardens, Farmers' Markets, Roadside Stands, and CSA Farm Boxes

by Sheri Castle
     
 

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In The New Southern Garden Cookbook, Sheri Castle aims to make "what's in season" the answer to "what's for dinner?" This timely cookbook, with dishes for omnivores and vegetarians alike, celebrates and promotes delicious, healthful homemade meals centered on the diverse array of seasonal fruits and vegetables grown in the South, and in most of the rest of the

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In The New Southern Garden Cookbook, Sheri Castle aims to make "what's in season" the answer to "what's for dinner?" This timely cookbook, with dishes for omnivores and vegetarians alike, celebrates and promotes delicious, healthful homemade meals centered on the diverse array of seasonal fruits and vegetables grown in the South, and in most of the rest of the nation as well.

Increased attention to the health benefits and environmental advantages of eating locally, Castle notes, is inspiring Americans to partake of the garden by raising their own kitchen plots, visiting area farmers' markets and pick-your-own farms, and signing up for CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) boxes from local growers.

The New Southern Garden Cookbook offers over 300 brightly flavored recipes that will inspire beginning and experienced cooks, southern or otherwise, to take advantage of seasonal delights. Castle has organized the cookbook alphabetically by type of vegetable or fruit, building on the premise that when cooking with fresh produce, the ingredient, not the recipe, is the wiser starting point. While some dishes are inspired by traditional southern recipes, many reveal the goodness of gardens in new, contemporary ways. Peppered with tips, hints, and great stories, these pages make for good food and a good read.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
A must-have cookbook for backyard gardeners and farmers' market aficionados alike.—Taste of the South

A go-to guide for how to cook those fruits and vegetables—from Jerusalem artichokes to persimmons—that intrigue you at the farmers market but leave you stumped in the kitchen. . . . Regardless of whether your 'garden' is a pot of herbs growing on a back porch, a half-acre garden plot or a farmers market, Castle's book can help you cook whatever you buy, grow or pick yourself.—Raleigh News & Observer

Recipes ripe from the plant.—Durham Herald-Sun

A recommended cookbook of 2011—The Washington Post

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780807877890
Publisher:
The University of North Carolina Press
Publication date:
04/30/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
456
File size:
5 MB

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From the Publisher
Barbecue garners more ink. Fried chicken tops more deathbed requests. But we southerners have long defined our great workaday cooks by their expertise with vegetables. In the hands of Sheri Castle, garden goods get their due, through recipes for Blasted Asparagus, Shell Bean Gratin, and Creamed Collard and Country Ham Pot Pie.—John T. Edge, series editor of Cornbread Nation: The Best of Southern Food Writing

Meet the Author

Sheri Castle is a food writer and cooking instructor based in Chapel Hill, N.C.

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