Pickles, Pigs & Whiskey
Recipes from My Three Favorite Food Groups (and Then Some)
Publication Date: October 29, 2013
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Chef John Currence would rather punch you in the mouth with his fantastic flavors than poke you in the eye with fancy presentation. In his first cookbook, Currence gives you 130 recipes organized by 10 different techniques, such as Boiling/Simmering, Slathering, Pickling/Canning, Roasting/Braising, Muddling/Stirring, Brining/Smoking, and Baking/Spinning, just to name a few. John's fun-loving personality rings true throughout the book with his personal stories and history, and his one-of-a-kind recipes for Pickled Sweet Potatoes, Whole Grain Guinness Mustard, Deep South "Ramen" with a Fried Poached Egg, Rabbit Cacciatore, Smoked Endive, Fire-Roasted Cauliflower, and Kitchen Sink Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches. Each recipe has a song pairing with it and the complete list can be downloaded at spotify.com. Over 100 documentary-style color photographs by photographer Angie Mosier complete this stunning look at the South.
"Pickles, Pigs, and Whiskey" is at once irreverent, and at the same time a serious look at Southern food today. John's upbringing in New Orleans, time spent in his grandparent's garden, experience living in Western Europe, and schooling along the Eastern Seaboard all inform this volume of recipes that reflects where today's Southern culinary landscape is going. This book illustrates why Southern food is finally recognized as the driving force in the American culinary movement today.
John T. Edge, a five-time James Beard Award nominee, writes the monthly "United Tastes" for "The New York Times". His work for "Saveur "and other magazines has been featured in seven editions of the "Best Food Writing" compilations. He runs the Southern Foodways Alliance at the University of Mississippi. His last book was Algonquin's "Southern Belly: The Ultimate Food Lover's Companion to the South". Mr. Edge lives with his wife and son in Oxford, Mississippi.