Pecans: A Savor the South Cookbook

Pecans: A Savor the South Cookbook

by Kathleen Purvis
     
 

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Show me a recipe with pecans, and I have to try it." Attributing her own love of this American nut to the state of her birth--Georgia is the nation's leader in growing pecans--and to the happy fact that her mother "hardly made a cookie, candy, or pan of Sunday dressing without them," Kathleen Purvis teaches readers how to find, store, cook, and completely enjoy this…  See more details below

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Show me a recipe with pecans, and I have to try it." Attributing her own love of this American nut to the state of her birth--Georgia is the nation's leader in growing pecans--and to the happy fact that her mother "hardly made a cookie, candy, or pan of Sunday dressing without them," Kathleen Purvis teaches readers how to find, store, cook, and completely enjoy this southern delicacy. Pecans includes fifty-two recipes, ranging from traditional to inventive, from uniquely southern to distinctly international, including Bourbon-Orange Pecans, Buttermilk-Pecan Chicken, Pecan Pralines, and Leche Quemada.
In addition to the recipes, Purvis delights readers with the pecan's culinary history and its intimate connections with southern culture and foodways. Headnotes for the recipes offer humorous personal stories as well as preparation tips such as how to choose accompanying cheeses.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
[A] paean to pecans. . . . yum.--Atlanta Journal-Constitution Best of 2012

[Pecans and Buttermilk] are clearly written and easy to follow. . . . Both books offer an enticing mix of recipes.--Baton RougeAdvocate

A book for readers who can't get enough of pecans.--Library Journal

[A] splendid series.--Los Angeles Times

A joyful--and very tasty--tribute to the ubiquitous Southern nut.--Star Tribune

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

Recipes are well-written, easy to follow, and broken into nice, neat chapters. . . . Pack this little book in a box. . . and ship it to your favorite cook. You'll be a holiday hero.--Austin Chronicle

A dazzling array of dishes." --The Local Palate

Crack open Georgia native Kathleen Purvis'. . . cookbook and find a treasury of her recipes, from buttermilk-pecan chicken and pecan vinaigrette to leche quemada and pecan penuche.--Southwest Georgia Living

Library Journal
Purvis (food editor, Charlotte Observer) has an infectious love of pecans. In a concise introduction that details her obsession, she makes an easy transition from charming (often hilarious) anecdotes to lesser-known food history and science. Her recipes offer more than the usual cookies and pies; there are sweet and savory party foods (e.g., Sweet Heat Sriracha Pecans, Tallahassee Cheese Ring), stuffed and crusted mains, Thanksgiving-worthy sides, and—of course—desserts (e.g., Chocolate Praline Cheesecake). VERDICT A book for readers who can't get enough of pecans. For more recipes, try Keith Courrege and Marcelle Bienvenu's Pecans from Soup to Nuts or June Jackson's In Praise of Pecans: Recipes & Recollections.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780807835791
Publisher:
The University of North Carolina Press
Publication date:
09/10/2012
Series:
Savor the South Cookbooks Series
Edition description:
1
Pages:
104
Sales rank:
754,817
Product dimensions:
8.60(w) x 5.60(h) x 0.50(d)

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One of the foremost voices in southern food writing celebrates the South's iconic nut--and does it proud.--Damon Lee Fowler, author of Classical Southern Cooking and The Savannah Cookbook

Meet the Author

Kathleen Purvis is food editor of the Charlotte Observer and a member of the Southern Foodways Alliance, the Association of Food Journalists, and the James Beard Foundation.

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