An Irresistible History of Southern Food
Jul 4, 2011
Author: Rick McDaniel
Hardcover: 240 pages
Publisher: The History Press (April 15, 2011)
Rick McDaniel has shared some fantastic recipes with the Dew over the years and I was so pleased to hear that he had released a cookbook.
But this isn't just a cookbook - this is a story. This book starts with the background of food arriving from distant shores before we were the United States. How the explorers and natives found ways to communicate through food and what stayed around to help foster our "Southern Roots".
Each section not only shares recipes, but shares how certain foods came to be claimed by the Southerners. Why it became "our" food. I loved the history lessons! The next time my Northern husband asks why on earth I like grits so much........well, I have my answer!
The artwork is wonderful - combining graphics and paintings from previous centuries, to modern photographs of wonderful food, presented as you want to see it sitting in front of you. His wife took many of the photographs and kudos to her for a lovely job.
Another book that I must now make decisions on where to place it - the kitchen, the bookshelf.......... or the coffee table - for it is a very pretty book.
For even more great recipes, go visit Chef Rick's Website and figure out what's for supper.