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Winner of the James Beard Foundation Book of the Year Award and Best Book, American Cooking, Victuals is an exploration of the foodways, people, and places of Appalachia.
Written by Ronni Lundy, regarded as the most engaging authority on the region, Victuals guides us through the surprisingly diverse historyand vibrant presentof food in the Mountain South. Victuals explores the diverse and complex food scene of the Mountain South through recipes, stories, traditions, and innovations. Each chapter explores a specific defining food or tradition of the regionsuch as salt, beans, corn (and corn liquor). The essays introduce readers to their rich histories and the farmers, curers, hunters, and chefs who define the region's contemporary landscape. Sitting at a diverse intersection of cuisines, Appalachia offers a wide range of ingredients and products that can be transformed using traditional methods and contemporary applications. Through 80 recipes and stories gathered on her travels in the region, Lundy shares dishes that distill the story and flavors of the Mountain South.
– Epicurious: Best Cookbooks of 2016
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About the Author
Born in Corbin, Kentucky, RONNI LUNDY has long chronicled the people of the hillbilly diaspora as a journalist and cookbook author. She is the former restaurant reviewer and music critic for The Courier-Journal in Louisville, former editor of Louisville Magazine, and has contributed to many national magazines. Her book Shuck Beans, Stack Cakes and Honest Fried Chicken was recognized by Gourmet magazine as one of six essential books on Southern cooking. In 2009, Lundy received the Southern Foodways Alliance Craig Claiborne Lifetime Achievement Award. She has contributed to Eating Well,Gourmet, Bon Appétit, Esquire, and other magazines.
Table of Contents
Roots and Seeds 25
Messing with Greens 54
Salt of the Earth 69
Salty Dogs: Chili Buns and Slaw Dogs 98
David Bauer 130
The Third Sister 166
The Art of Apple Butter 186
Travis's Tattoos 197
A Sweet Squeeze 230
Shelly Cooper 278
Appalachian Spring 285