The New Southern Garden Cookbook (Used)


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Shop Notes:

A fantastic, veggie-forward cookbook from one of my favorite local authors, Sheri Castle.  Featuring 300 (!) recipes, this is the singular book you need for inspiration on what to do with all that farmers' market product you bought.  The cover alone makes me salivate.

From the Publisher:

In The New Southern Garden Cookbook, Sheri Castle aims to make what's in season the answer to what's for dinner? This timely cookbook, with dishes for omnivores and vegetarians alike, celebrates and promotes delicious, healthful homemade meals centered on the diverse array of seasonal fruits and vegetables grown in the South, and in most of the rest of the nation as well.

Increased attention to the health benefits and environmental advantages of eating locally, Castle notes, is inspiring Americans to partake of the garden by raising their own kitchen plots, visiting area farmers' markets and pick-your-own farms, and signing up for CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) boxes from local growers.

The New Southern Garden Cookbook offers over 300 brightly flavored recipes that will inspire beginning and experienced cooks, southern or otherwise, to take advantage of seasonal delights. Castle has organized the cookbook alphabetically by type of vegetable or fruit, building on the premise that when cooking with fresh produce, the ingredient, not the recipe, is the wiser starting point. While some dishes are inspired by traditional southern recipes, many reveal the goodness of gardens in new, contemporary ways. Peppered with tips, hints, and great stories, these pages make for good food and a good read.

About the Author:

Sheri Castle is an award-winning professional food writer, recipe developer, cooking teacher, and speaker. She's known for melding storytelling, humor, and culinary expertise. The Washington Post calls her a "beloved Southern food writer."

She is the author, co-author, or recipe tester of multiple cookbooks. She was Southern Living's Senior Food Editor and is now a Contributing Editor. Her work appears in Food52, Taste, Gravy, Better Homes ; Gardens, Eating Well, Eater, The Bitter Southerner, The Kitchn, Entertainment Weekly, USA Today, New York Times, Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, Garden ;amp; Gun, The Local Palate, Epicurious, Eatocracy, Food Republic, The Daily, Our State, and many more.  Most recently, she is the hostess of WUNC TV's new show The Key Ingredient, showcasing the best of North Carolina's ingredients and foodways.

Sheri says that she's fueled by her beloved Appalachian Mountains, excellent bourbon, farmers' markets, pets, and the pursuit of the right word. She believes that events happen to us all, but stories happen to only those who can tell them.

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Release Date: Aug 2011

Condition: Out of print, like new.  Light wear on dust cover corners, text is clean  Inscribed and signed by author.