Victuals: An Appalachian Journey, with Recipes

Victuals: An Appalachian Journey, with Recipes


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Victuals: An Appalachian Journey, with Recipes by Ronni Lundy

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 history—and vibrant present—of 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 region—such 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.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780804186742
Publisher: Potter/Ten Speed/Harmony/Rodale
Publication date: 08/30/2016
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 134,570
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 9.70(h) x 1.10(d)

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,GourmetBon AppétitEsquire, and other magazines.

Table of Contents

Introduction 16

Roots and Seeds 25

Messing with Greens 54

Salt of the Earth 69

Salty Dogs: Chili Buns and Slaw Dogs 98

Corn 103

David Bauer 130

Beans 137

The Third Sister 166

Apple-achia 173

The Art of Apple Butter 186

Travis's Tattoos 197

Preserving 201

A Sweet Squeeze 230

Husbandry 245

Shelly Cooper 278

Appalachian Spring 285

Acknowledgments 315

Index 316

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