In pursuit of flavor

Title
In pursuit of flavor / Edna Lewis with Mary Goodbody ; foreword by Mashama Bailey ; illustrated by Louisa Jones Waller.
Author
Lewis, Edna
Publication
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2019.

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Description
xii, 319 pages : illustrations; 24 cm
Subjects
Genre/Form
Cookbooks.
Note
  • Includes index.
Contents
From the gardens and orchards -- From the farmyard -- From the lakes, streams, and oceans -- For the cupboard -- From the bread oven and griddle -- The good taste of old-fashioned desserts.
Call Number
Sc E 19-1437
ISBN
  • 9780525655510
  • 0525655514
LCCN
2018035278
Author
Lewis, Edna author.
Title
In pursuit of flavor / Edna Lewis with Mary Goodbody ; foreword by Mashama Bailey ; illustrated by Louisa Jones Waller.
Publisher
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2019.
Edition
Updated edition.
Type of Content
text
Type of Medium
unmediated
Type of Carrier
volume
Summary
Decades before cornbread, shrimp and grits, and peach cobbler were mainstays on menus everywhere, Edna Lewis was pioneering the celebration of seasonal food as a distinctly American cuisine. In this James Beard Foundation Cookbook Hall of Fame-inducted cookbook, Miss Lewis (as she was almost universally known) shares the recipes of her childhood, spent in a Virginia farming community founded by her grandfather and his friends after emancipation, as well as those that made her one of the most revered American chefs of all time. Interspersed throughout are personal anecdotes, cooking insights, notes on important Southern ingredients, and personally developed techniques for maximizing flavor. Across six charmingly illustrated chapters--From the Gardens and Orchards; From the Farmyard; From the Lakes, Steams, and Oceans; For the Cupboard; From the Bread Oven and Griddle; and The Taste of Old-fashioned Desserts--encompassing almost 200 recipes, Miss Lewis captures the spirit of the South. From Whipped Cornmeal with Okra; Pan-Braised Spareribs; and Benne Seed Biscuits to Thirteen-Bean Soup; Pumpkin with Sautéed Onions and Herbs; a Salad of Whole Tomatoes Garnished with Green Beans and Scallions; and Raspberry Pie Garnished with Whipped Cream, In Pursuit of Flavor is a modern classic and a timeless compendium of Southern cooking at its very best.
Lewis was a pioneer in the celebration of seasonal food as a distinctly American cuisine. In this update of the 1988 edition, Lewis shares the recipes of her childhood, spent in a Virginia farming community founded by her grandfather and his friends after emancipation, as well as those that made her one of the most revered American chefs of all time. Interspersed throughout are personal anecdotes, cooking insights, notes on important Southern ingredients, and personally developed techniques for maximizing flavor. -- adapted from inside front cover
Local Subject
Black author.
Added Author
Goodbody, Mary author.
Waller, Louisa Jones illustrator.
Research Call Number
Sc E 19-1437
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