Smoke, Roots, Mountain, Harvest
Go deep into the heart and soul of American southern cooking.
Smoke Roots Mountain Harvest by Lauren McDuffie, writer of the award-winning food blog Harvest and Honey (and a Saveur Best Blog finalist for “Best New Voice”), captures the flavors and modern cooking techniques of Appalachia and the Blue Ridge Mountains in this evocative cookbook.
This beautiful cookbook showcases 70 recipes and 80 photographs organized by seasons. Each chapter opens with storytelling that echoes the folklore and tall tales of the region, centered on rediscovering the unique food culture of the region.
Menu suggestions and wine pairings encompass a variety of meal occasions, from small plates to soups, salads, mains, sides, drinks, dessert, along with tips and techniques on canning, pickling, and preserving. Recipes include:
• Shaved Summer Squash Salad with Pickled Pepper Vinaigrette
• Slow-Roasted Onion and Golden Apple Soup
• Baked Pork Chops with Cran-Apple Moonshine Compote
• Drunken Short Ribs with Smoky Gouda Grits & Mountain Gremolata
• Pan-Seared Carrots with Bourbon-Maple Glaze
• Triple Orange Cake with Honey-Lavender Buttercream