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A Southern Thanksgiving: Recipes And Musings For A Manageable Feast
     

A Southern Thanksgiving: Recipes And Musings For A Manageable Feast

by Robb Forman Dew
 

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Robb Forman Dew first began collecting her Thanksgiving recipes at the request of a cousin who hadn't cooked before. In A Southern Thanksgiving, she gathers them into a cookbook--both practical and literary--for an easy-to-prepare, sumptuous Southern feast.

In recreating the ambiance of her remembered Thanksgivings in the South, she found that planning

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Robb Forman Dew first began collecting her Thanksgiving recipes at the request of a cousin who hadn't cooked before. In A Southern Thanksgiving, she gathers them into a cookbook--both practical and literary--for an easy-to-prepare, sumptuous Southern feast.

In recreating the ambiance of her remembered Thanksgivings in the South, she found that planning ahead is crucial. A Southern Thanksgiving includes recipes for such delicious dishes as Yams Mousseline, Roast Turkey with Gravy and Cornbread Dressing, and Lalie's Pumpkin Chiffon Pie with Gingersnap Crust--many of which can be made weeks ahead and frozen.

Dew offers such an effortless strategy for preparing the Thanksgiving meal that both you and your guests will have the time to enjoy the day together. Hers is a book to be treasured, savored, and used by first-time cooks and experienced hosts alike.

Editorial Reviews

Barbara Jacobs
First home, first adult Thanksgiving. . . and first turkey. "Facing an uncooked turkey for the first time is sort of like being told you have to read "The Sound and The Fury" and contemplating the book in all its complexity," says novelist Dew. Yet her short, simple, and elegant instructions do more to soothe holiday nerves than all "The Joy of Cooking" and Julia Child collections. Only a dozen recipes are included in a menu for 12; some reflect traditional New England fare (e.g., cornbread dressing with sausage and apples, cranberry jelly), while others display a southern heritage--yams mousseline, buttered long-grain white rice. What's most important, however, are her genteel confidence-building narrative and exhaustive preparation directions. Natchez-raised Dew proffers a sense of quiet, assured hospitality unmatched by even the best of holiday culinary ideas.
From the Publisher

"Here’s a charmer of a cookbook from a National Book Award-winning novelist . . . a collection of family favorites--cornbread dressing with sausage and apples, and yams mousseline, among them--from a writer who grew up in Baton Rouge, La. Her practical advice includes a strategy for a stress-free meal, the root of which is to plan ahead." —Minneapolis Star-Tribune

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780201632156
Publisher:
Da Capo Press
Publication date:
09/20/1992
Pages:
80
Product dimensions:
5.22(w) x 7.31(h) x 0.47(d)

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Robb Forman Dew grew up in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and spent many Thanksgivings at her grandmother's house in Natchez. The recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, Dew is the author of the novels Dale Loves Sophie to Death, for which she received the National Book Award; The Time of Her Life; Fortunate Lives; The Evidence Against Her; The Truth of the Matter; and most recently, Being Polite to Hitler, as well as a memoir, The Family Heart. She lives in Williamstown, Massachusetts.

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