CRESCENT DRAGONWAGON IS THE ALICE WATERS OF THE OZARKS . . .
turning out a nightly stream of creations wherein the best of country and city converge. -House Beautiful
Consistently rated one of America's ten best country inns, Dairy Hollow House in Eureka Springs, Arkansas, is celebrated for a unique cuisine built on such traditional country ingredients as farm fresh chicken, wild mushrooms, greens, dried beans, and summer's berries. Now in over 200 recipes, chef and owner Crescent Dragonwagon shares all her soup-making, bread-baking, and salad-tossing wisdom in a cookbook that's as gutsy and distinctive as a steaming bowl of gumbo-in five variations. Welcome.
Along with being an innkeeper and chef, Crescent Dragonwagon is a cooking teacher, award-winning children's book writer, and author of four cookbooks including THE DAIRY HOLLOW HOUSE COOKBOOK. She and her husband, Neal Shank, live at the innkeeper's house at Dairy Hollow in Eureka Springs, Arkansas.
A SEASON OF SOUPS . . .
Chicken Soup with Forest Mushrooms
Mussel Soup Dublin
Autumn Cream of Onion Soup with Brandy and Cider
RosS and Apple Velvet Soup
Deep December Cream of Root Soup
Wintery Chicken and Pasta Soup
Hillbilly Many-Bean Soup
Winter Borscht . la Vielle Russe
Asparagus and White Wine Soup
Chicken and Rice Soup with Fresh Spring Vegetables
Chilled Strawberry Soup with CrSme Fraiche
Gingered Fresh Pea Soup with Snow Peas and Water Chestnuts
Chilled Corn Chowder with Dill and Scallions
Peach Soup with Almonds
Augusta's Chilled Tomato Soup with Basil Cream
AND A BASKET OF BREADS
Herbed Mezzaluna Bread
Skillet-sizzled Buttermilk Cornbread
Slightly Fanatic Whole Grain Bread
Custom-Made Biscuits As You Like Them
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About the Author
Crescent Dragonwagon is the James Beard Award–winning author of seven cookbooks, including Dairy Hollow House Soup & Bread Cookbook, Passionate Vegetarian, and, most recently, The Cornbread Gospels. She is also a contributing editor to Relish magazine and has appeared on Good Morning America, Today and NPR’s The Splendid Table. She lives, grows, and cooks her beans on a farm in Putney, Vermont.
Table of Contents
Table of Contents
INTRODUCTION: WELCOME TO DAIRY HOLLOW HOUSE
Come on in, we've been expecting you
Before there's great soup, there's great stock. Some take little time, others are slow-cooking.
Chicken Stocks. Fish Stocks. Vegetable Stocks.
FILLIPS, FLOURISHES, AND FINE POINTS
Those little touches that can make an ordinary soup sensational
Before-the-Soup Fillips. After-the-Soup Fillips. Contemporary Colorations-Part Garnish, Part Zap. Delicious Dairy Dabs that Make a Difference. Delicious Low-Fat Dairy Dabs. A Few Notes on Cooking from This Book.
CHICKEN SOUPS TO CROW OVER
A dozen Favorites, from comforting to supreme-plus one fabulous duck soup for fall.
EntrSe-Style Hearty Chicken Soups. Lighter Chicken Soups
FINE FISH SOUPS-FROM CREEK AND LAKE
Chowders, Cioppinos, and Stews-some pure Ozark, others classics with an Arkansawyer twist. All fresh and savory.
VEGETABLE SOUPS FOR MARKET-DAY
Nothing inspires soup-making more than garden-fresh vegetables bought or picked at the peak of perfection.
Artichokes. Avocados. Beets. Broccoli. Cabbage. Carrots. Celery. Fennel. Garlic. Greens. Green Beans. Mushrooms. Onions. Green Peas. Potatoes. Pumpkins. Radishes. Tomatoes. Zucchini.
THE SOUP-THE SOLUTION TO DIETING
A delicious, low-fat soup with unlimited variations.
The Soup. How to Make the Soup: Basic Themes and Variations. Ethnic Themes and Variations.
HOT, HEARTY BEAN SOUPS-LUSCIOUS, LUSTY LEGUMES
Fragrant and filling, warm-you-right-up bean soups make for particularly good dining on crisp, cool, days.
Black Beans. Black-Eyed Peas. Chick-Peas (Garbanzos). Cranberry Beans. Great Northern Beans. Kidney Beans. Lentils. Lima Beans. Pinto Beans. Red Beans. Split Peas.
GUMBO ZEB-HISTORY IN A BOWL AND MORE
A legendary Southern bowlful that packs a wallop.
Gumbo Zeb Base. Completing the Gumbo Zeb Base.
DELECTABLE DAIRY SOUPS FROM DAIRY HOLLOW
Cream, milk, or buttermilk; yogurt or cheese. These gentle, much-loved finishes add richness and elegance to many soups.
Cream- and Milk-Based Soups. Yogurt- and Buttermilk-Based Soups. Cheese Soups.
SWEET HARVEST FRUIT SOUPS
The sweetest seasonal bounty, from apples to watermelon, becomes mostly first-course soups that are sophisticated yet easy to prepare.
Bananas. Blackberries. Blueberries. Cherries. Cranberries. Melon. Oranges. Peaches and Nectarines. Strawberries.
NUT SOUPS-FROM SOUP TO . . .
Rich and creamy and perfect starters for special-occasion meals.
LOAVES, MUFFINS, AND MORE
At Dairy Hollow House our overflowing breadbasket is filled with a wild assortment, from local skillet-sizzled cornbread, the Ozark classic, the imported Scotch Baps, which followed an unusual route from Iverness to us.
Yeast Breads. Rolls. Quick Breads. Biscuits. Muffins.
SALAD-THE GREEN PALETTE
The third in the magnificent triumvirate-original salads that add refreshing color and texture.
Composed Salads. Grain Based Salads.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Recently took a fabulous class with Crescent Dragonwagon at Central Market Cooking School in Dallas. That class centered on her new book, Passionate Vegetarian, but after seeing her I had to go out and get this one too since are family is entirely composed of soup-lovers. The food Dragonwagon served and taught at class (delectable, easy, unusual recipes), plus her her ultra-knowledgeable but very friendly and warn, non-intimadating style, made me at instant fan. And the new book was amazing. Big, full of ideas, exceptional. Though I'll be reading Passionate and using for a long time I decided to seek out this earlier title too and am glad I did so. Though not vegetarian, it is very veg-friendly (just right for an allmost-but-not-quite vegetarian family like mine). It offers many choices for the perfect meal: soup-salad-bread. Everything we've tried from either book has been beyond perfect, so full of flavor and color. We've cooked exclusively Dragonwagon for a week already. I can already tell the Chilled Corn Chowder in Soup & Bread will be a summer classic around here. I should add that due to our predilection for soup I have many soup cookbooks. This is is by far the best. Both books are like having Ms. Dragonwagon in the kitchen with you. And having just made sweet peppery blackberry vinaigrette and oven-roasted shiitake mushrooms with her in class, I'll say you couldn't have a better culinary companion. Between these two books, I'll be reading and cooking Dragonwagon-style, happily and enthusiastically, for the forseeable future.
I collect cookbooks - love 'em ... but really, gravitate towards the same few whenever I am looking for some new inspiration or an old stand-by...this is one that I go to again and again. Aside from great, easy to use recipes, the author is an incredibly entertaining writer. This cookbook has had me howling with laughter, leaving my family wondering about me ("You're reading a COOKBOOK?!?") Whether you are new to adventures in the kitchen, or have been head cook & bottle washer for a long time, this book is a must-have!