A warm and stylish Southern cookbook, from the owners of the beloved Nashville-based The Peach Truck, celebrating all things peach in 100 fresh and flavorful recipes.
When Stephen and Jessica Rose settled in Nashville, they fell in love with their new city. Their only reservation: Where were the luscious peaches that Stephen remembered from his childhood in Georgia? Amid Nashville’s burgeoning food scene, the couple partnered with his hometown peach orchard to bring just-off-the-tree Georgia peaches to their adopted city, selling them out of the back of their 1964 Jeep Gladiator in Nashville’s farmer’s markets. Since starting their company in 2012, Stephen and Jessica have attracted a quarter of a million followers on social media and have delivered more than 4.5 million peaches to tens of thousands of customers in 48 states. With The Peach Truck Cookbook, the couple brings the lusciousness of the Georgia peach and the savory and sweet charms of Southern cooking, as well as the story behind their success and an insider’s guide to the Nashville food scene, to readers everywhere.
From first bites to easy lunches to mouth-watering dinner dishes and sumptuous desserts, The Peach Truck Cookbook captures the Southern cooking renaissance with fresh, delectable, orchard-to-table recipes that feature peaches in every form. Whether you’re craving peach pecan sticky buns, peach jalapeno cornbread, white pizza with peach, pancetta, and chile, or peach lavender lemonade—or have always wanted to try your hand at making a classic peach pie—Stephen and Jessica have you covered. Many of Nashville’s most celebrated hotspots and chefs, including Sean Brock, Lisa Donovan, and Tandy Wilson, have contributed recipes, so you’ll also get a how-to on cult menu items such as Burger Up’s Peach Truck Margarita. Also included is a pocket peach education—as Jessica and Stephen take you through peach varieties, best harvesting practices, and everything you need to know to have a peach-stocked pantry.
Full of character and charm, The Peach Truck Cookbook is not only an essential addition to the peach-lover’s kitchen, it will bring the beauty of summer to your table all year round.
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About the Author
Jessica N. Rose and Stephen K. Rose, the cofounders of The Peach Truck, have been featured in national media from the Today show to Food & Wine to Southern Living. They live in Nashville, Tennessee, with their three children.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
What a beautiful, well made and delicious looking cookbook! At first glance, I must say it has absolutely gorgeous photos. The authors first take us on a journey of how they got involved in selling peaches and the History of the Peach. They also explain what it takes to grow a peach and a description of a few varieties to keep an eye out for. There's also midway through the cookbook information on How to prune a Peach tree along with a Resource guide for Fort Valley, Georgia. You'll also find Proper Peach Care within the book. This book is literally chocked full of information and you'll also find a Nashville Guide of some of the restaurants to check out if you're in the Nashville, Tennessee area. Then we get to my absolute favorite part, the recipes! Recipe chapters include Breakfast, Small Bites, Lunch, Sides, Supper, Drinks, Desserts, & Pantry. There was a wide variety of recipes and they are all accompanied by gorgeous photos of the finished product. I lived in the South for over 12 years and the recipes remind me of my time there. Some of my favorites that are on my list to try: Peach Dutch Baby Ginger Peach Smoothie Peach Coffee Cake Sweet Sorghum Grits Peach-Jalapeño Cornbread with Honey Butter Fried Catfish with Fresh Peach Salsa Savory Peach Fritters Buttermilk Biscuits with Signature Peach Jam City House Peach Vinegar Salad Grilled Grouper Tacos with Peach Pico Peach Sweet Tea Fresh Peach Milk Shake Peach and Rhubarb Slab Pie Fried Peach Pies Peach Butter Peach Vinegar I really enjoyed this cookbook and look forward to adding it to my collection. I would highly recommend it for all those peach lovers out there who want some variety in their peach recipes!
Though the focus in this book is mainly Georgia peaches, certain species of peach trees can be grown in Nee York State. I found the background and history of the peach very enlightening. But was most impressed with the recipe section. Familiar with the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York, having taken a couple of cooking classes there, many of the books’ recipes could easily be included in one of the Institute’s cookbooks. Certainly gave me “food” for thought as I plan to experiment with peaches in sweet as well as savory dishes. I received an arc from NetGalley in exchange for my volunteer volunteer.