American Regional Cookery
The Cooking Gene
A Journey Through African American Culinary History in the Old South
Paperback ISBN: 0062379275
A renowned culinary historian offers a fresh perspective on our most divisive cultural issue, race, in this illuminating memoir of Southern cuisine and food culture that traces his ancestry—both black and white—through food, from Africa to America and slavery to freedom. Southern food is integral to the American culinary tradition, yet the question of who "owns" it is one of the most provocative touch points in our ongoing struggles over race. In this unique memoir, culinary historian Michael W. Twitty takes readers to the white-hot center of this fight, tracing the roots of his own family and the charged politics surrounding the origins of soul food, barbecue, and all Southern cuisine. From the tobacco and rice farms of colonial times to plantation kitchens and backbreaking cotton fields, Twitty tells his family story through the foods that enabled his ancestors’ survival across three centuries. He sifts through stories, recipes, genetic tests, and historical documents, and travels from Civil War battlefields in Virginia to synagogues in Alabama to Black-owned organic farms in Georgia. As he takes us through his ancestral culinary history, Twitty suggests that healing may come from embracing the discomfort of the Southern past. Along the way, he reveals a truth that is more than skin deep—the power that food has to bring the kin of the enslaved and their former slaveholders to the table, where they can discover the real America together. Illustrations by Stephen Crotts
All-American Paleo Table
Classic Homestyle Cooking from a Grain-Free Perspective
1st Edition Hardcover ISBN: 1624141722
Traditional American food gets a bad rap, but it doesn't have to be unhealthy. InAll-American Paleo Table, Caroline Potter, the blogger and nutritional therapist behind Colorful Eats (colorfuleatsnutrition.com), presents healthy, grain- gluten- and sugar-free twists on classic American dishes. Whether readers have dietary restrictions or are just looking to make healthier meals and lose weight, this book has something for them. All-American Paleo Table makes nutritious ingredient swaps and gets creative with technique, texture and flair. The recipes range from savory favorites like Smoked Ribs, Fried Chicken and Waffles and Sausage Stuffed Biscuits and Gravy to sweet favorites like Creamy Coffee Ice Cream, Peppermint Patties and Pumpkin Cheesecake. The large audience for All-American Paleo Table includes the people with both food sensitivities or restrictions and patriotic memories of food - people who need to eat healthy but don't want to sacrifice the foods that are so important to their American identity.
Dishing Up Minnesota
150 Recipes from the Land of 10,000 Lakes
Paperback ISBN: 1612125840
These 150 mouthwatering recipes, contributed by some of Minnesota’s best chefs, farmers, and foragers and accompanied by gorgeous photography, celebrate the state’s outstanding and unique cuisine. You’ll find dishes featuring fish from the lakes as well as morels and chanterelles, wild blueberries, wild game, beef and bison, orchard fruits, berries, dairy products, and much more. There are recipes inspired by German, Scandinavian, East Asian, and African traditions, as well as dishes from fairs and food trucks. There’s something here for everyone, from Carrot Risotto and Dry-Fried Sugar Snap Peas to North Shore Fish Cakes; Wild Cherry Jelly; Northland Venison Burger with Wild Rice; Bison, Bacon & Cheddar Meatballs; Busy-Day Pho; Egg Coffee; Gravlax; Varmland Potato Sausage; Hmong Chicken Larb; Tater Tot Nachos; Thai Peanut Caramel Popcorn; Honey Pecan Pie; Classic Pound Cake with Cardamom; and Apple Dessert Hotdish.
Minnesota Farmers Market Cookbook
A Guide to Selecting and Preparing the Best Local Produce with Seasonal Recipes from Chefs and Farmers
Paperback ISBN: 0760344868
Your roadmap to all of Minnesota’s beloved farmers markets and the incredible meals you can make using quality local produce. The Minnesota Farmers Market Cookbook is organized alphabetically by vegetables, fruits, and other foods sold at markets across the state. Each entry includes tips for choosing, storing, preserving, and preparing fresh, ripe, top-quality produce—including heirloom and other exotic varieties. Author and local food writer Tricia Cornell provides time-tested kitchen shortcuts, tips on choosing each food in season, and plenty of advice on how to turn the fresh bounty of the farmers market into easy, delicious meals. The centerpiece of the cookbook is a collection of 80 recipes contributed by local chefs and farmers. For those who want to become more familiar with Minnesota markets, there are also hand-drawn maps of market locations in the state and the metro area, a short history of Minnesota markets, and plenty of mouth-watering photographs of the produce and the prepared dishes. The Minnesota Farmers Market Cookbook not only lets you enjoy Minnesota’s unique, renowned farmers market culture, but helps you make the most of it in your home kitchen.
The Minnesota Homegrown Cookbook
Local Food, Local Restaurants, Local Recipes
Hardcover ISBN: 0760347107
With The Minnesota Homegrown Cookbook, you can recreate delicious local dishes, as prepared at some of the state's most beloved restaurants and cafes. Locally grown food can't be beat for flavor, nutrition, or beauty. From the Twin Cities to the North Shore and in between, many of Minnesota's best restaurants use locally grown produce and meats to create their finest dishes. The Minnesota Homegrown Cookbook celebrates the best of our state with 100 local recipes from the state's finest restaurants, cafés, and bed and breakfasts, using incredibly fresh ingredients from regional farmers, markets, and organic producers. Restaurant profiles will tempt those who want adventures on the road as well as in the kitchenâ??you'll find yourself planning a trip to taste these inspired dishes. Local favorite recipes range from breakfast to dessert and include: Lois's Buttermilk Pancakes, Wild Mushroom-Tomato Bisque, Barbecue Bacon Elk Burger, and Norwegian Rommegrot Cream Pudding. The Minnesota Homegrown Cookbook is beautifully illustrated with full-color, full-page photographs of the finished dishes, the ingredients, Minnesota landscapes, and the chefs and producers themselves. This new edition is updated with 30% new material and restaurant information.
Twin Cities Chef's Table
Extraordinary Recipes from the City of Lakes to the Capital City
Hardcover ISBN: 0762792191
The Twin Cities boast a culinary scene that features locally-grown foods showcased in both local specialties and a variety of international traditions. The cities’ chefs, several of which have been nominated for the James Beard Award, take the freshest ingredients from the season picked right from the local orchards or farms to create inspired dishes the lure diners downtown. With recipes for the home cook from over 50 of the two city's most celebrated eateries and showcasing over 100 full-color photos featuring mouth-watering dishes, famous chefs, and lots of local flavor, Twin Cities Chef's Table is the ultimate gift and keepsake cookbook for both tourists and locals alike.
A Cook's Guide to Using Honey and Maple Syrup
Hardcover ISBN: 1517904706
A beautiful, delicious celebration of two natural sweeteners in irresistible recipes Honey and maple syrup might be better for you than sugar. They might be better for the environment. But even better, and sweet as anything, is how these natural ingredients taste and the wonders they do for a dish. James Beard Award–winning cookbook author Beth Dooley and gifted photographer Mette Nielsen make the most of these flavors in this celebration of honey and maple syrup in traditional kitchens as well as cutting-edge food culture. Full of easy ideas that include honey and maple syrup in foods both savory and sweet, this book features a wide range of irresistible recipes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, for snacks and salads, condiments and vegetables, entrées and desserts, syrups, cocktails, and elixirs. Sweeten your table with rosemary honey butter, green tomato chutney, curry marinated herring, brown butter honey popcorn, savory maple black pepper biscotti, oven-roasted chicken thighs with pomegranate molasses, honey-glazed salmon salad, maple vanilla half-pound cake, elderberry throat coat, bourbon maple smash, and more. With its innovative recipes, practical tips, conversion charts, historical and scientific facts, information on nutritional value, suggestions for storage and sourcing, and above all Mette Nielsen’s remarkable photographs, Sweet Nature invites us to fully enjoy these two iconic ingredients from nature’s pantry.
Recipes for Life's Adventures
Hardcover ISBN: 1452154708
Showcasing the heartland dishes we all love made vegetarian, this cookbook provides a literal and visual feast of creative, generous cooking that's born in the traditions of the Midwest but transcends geographic boundaries. Celebrated photographer and blogger Shelly Westerhausen presents 100 wholesome, meatless recipes for everything from drinks to desserts. Thoughtfully organized by the adventures that make a weekend special—picnics, brunch, camping and more—this gloriously photographed book will inspire folks to eat well, wherever their vegetarian ventures lead them. Celebrating a fresh perspective in food, here's a new go-to that's perfect for vegetarians and anyone looking for more delicious vegetable-forward meals.
The New Midwestern Table
200 Heartland Recipes
Hardcover ISBN: 0307954870
"Thielen applies her professionally honed cooking skills to the classic Midwestern dishes she grew up with in northern Minnesota while also unearthing local gems across the region. In a warm, impassioned voice, she reveals how the Midwest is responsible for much of what we consider our American food heritage. The cuisine is generous, thrifty, intuitive, seasonal, and intimate: "Each cook here is a pioneer of sorts, hitched to a food history of plain talk and salted butter. "Living here tastes pretty good," says Thielen, and by following her sure and steady lead home cooks can fall in love with America's captivating, local flavors"--