Birmingham Food: A Magic City Menu

Birmingham Food: A Magic City Menu

by Emily Brown


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Birmingham began as a boomtown filled with immigrants who held on to the best recipes from their homelands. More recently, locals like Frank Stitt and Carole Griffin helped transform the modern southern city into a foodie destination with the best of national trends. Andrew Zimmern visited with his show Bizarre Foods America to tout one of the city's most popular food trucks, Shindigs. Fast casual dining is done with care, and gems like Trattoria Centrale and Bettola are dedicated to local ingredients. Join food writer and restaurant enthusiast Emily Brown as she details the delectable history of food in the Magic City.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781626198074
Publisher: History Press, The
Publication date: 08/03/2015
Pages: 160
Sales rank: 1,253,425
Product dimensions: 8.80(w) x 6.00(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

A Birmingham native and food writer, Emily Brown has a bachelor's degree in English from Birmingham-Southern College and a master's in creative writing from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements 7

Introduction 9

1 Early Dining 13

2 The Greek Influence 21

3 Southern Fare 35

4 The Origins of Fine Dining 49

5 Barbecue 59

6 Frank Stitt and Quality Fine Dining 69

7 Farm Sourcing 97

8 The Future of Birmingham's Food Scene Beyond the City 121

Bibliography 135

Index 139

About the Author 143

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