Title: Southern Food: At Home, on the Road, in ...
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf, (1987), New York
Publication Date: 1987
Book Condition: Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: Fine
Edition: 1st Edition
pp. v, 1-408. Illustrated. Dust jacket protected in new mylar, not price clipped. The story of Southern cooking and foods from the beginnings at Jamestown, 1607, to the late 20th century. A very attractive, gift quality copy. Bookseller Inventory # 001102
Synopsis: Hailed as an instant classic when it appeared in 1987, John Egerton's Southern Food captures the flavor and feel of what it has meant for southerners, over the generations, to gather at the table. This book is for reading, for cooking, for eating (in and out), for referring to, for browsing in, and, above all, for enjoying. Egerton first explores southern food in more than 200 restaurants in eleven southern states; he describes their specialties and recounts his conversations with owners, cooks, waiters, and customers. Then, because some of the best southern cooking is done at home, Egerton offers more than 150 regional recipes, including barbecue, spoonbread, muscadine jam, and key lime pie, with informative and amusing information about each one.
About the Author: John Egerton (1935-2013), a journalist known for his work in southern race relations, education, and food, was co-founder of the Southern Foodways Alliance. His articles appeared in the Washington Post, Saturday Review, New York Times Magazine, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, and many other publications. He is author or co-author of more than a dozen books, including The Americanization of Dixie and Speak Now Against the Day: The Generation Before the Civil Rights Movement in the South.
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