Thoughtful Cooking: Recipes Rooted in the New South

Thoughtful Cooking: Recipes Rooted in the New South

Thoughtful Cooking: Recipes Rooted in the New South

Thoughtful Cooking: Recipes Rooted in the New South


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A long-anticipated cookbook from the chef and owner of The Market Place, Asheville’s renowned farm-to-table restaurant.

Growing up in West Virginia, Chef William Dissen began his culinary journey in his grandmother’s kitchen. There, family meals were cooked with local ingredients, many from the home’s bountiful garden. In this ambitious debut cookbook, Dissen reinterprets the flavors of his youth, putting a modern spin on recipes grounded in the traditions of sustainable agriculture, local cuisine, and the hills and valleys of his Appalachian community. Thoughtful Cooking also represents a culinary vibe shift, as these recipes invite the reader to meditate on the importance of cooking through the seasons and considering the people who are growing, harvesting, fishing, and foraging the ingredients. With modern, Southern-inspired recipes like Cornmeal Fried Catfish with Butterbean and Boiled Peanut Stew, Tomato Sandwiches with Confit Garlic Aioli, and Red Wine–Braised Beef Short Ribs with Blue Cheese and Green Apple Slaw and Cumin Chili Sauce, Dissen showcases the flavors of the place he calls home.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781682688083
Publisher: Countryman Press, The
Publication date: 04/02/2024
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 203,544
Product dimensions: 10.10(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Chef William Dissen, trained at the Culinary Institute of America, is the founder, owner, and chef behind the critically-acclaimed North Carolina restaurants The Market Place, Billy D’s Fried Chicken, and Little Gem. Dissen currently serves as Culinary Diplomat for the U.S. State Department and has worked extensively with the James Beard Foundation as a speaker, host, and featured chef since 2013.
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