Artisan Publishers, Hardcover, 9781579654634, 335pp.
Publication Date: October 21, 2014
"New York Times" best sellerWinner, James Beard Foundation Award, Best Book of the Year in American CookingWinner, IACP Julia Child First Book Award Sean Brock is the chef behind the game-changing restaurants Husk and McCrady's, and his first book offers all of his inspired recipes. With a drive to preserve the heritage foods of the South, Brock cooks dishes that are ingredient-driven and reinterpret the flavors of his youth in Appalachia and his adopted hometown of Charleston. The recipes include all the comfort food (think food to eat at home) and high-end restaurant food (fancier dishes when there's more time to cook) for which he has become so well-known. Brock's interpretation of Southern favorites like Pickled Shrimp, Hoppin John, and Chocolate Alabama Stack Cake sit alongside recipes for Crispy Pig Ear Lettuce Wraps, Slow-Cooked Pork Shoulder with Tomato Gravy, and Baked Sea Island Red Peas. This is a very personal book, with headnotes that explain Brock's background and give context to his food and essays in which he shares his admiration for the purveyors and ingredients he cherishes.
Sean Brock is executive chef and partner of three restaurants: McCrady's and Husk in Charleston, South Carolina, and Husk in Nashville, Tennessee. Brock won the James Beard Award for Best Chef, Southeast, in 2010; he was a finalist for Outstanding Chef in 2013 and 2014. His TV resume includes "Iron Chef America" and hosting season 2 of "The Mind of a Chef", for which he has been nominated for an Emmy Award. Raised in rural Virginia, he is passionate about preserving and restoring heirloom ingredients. He divides his time between Charleston and Nashville.
Marion Sullivan has been the Project Consultant on cookbooks that include Magnolia's Southern Cuisine. She is a Post and Courier food columnist and food editor of Charleston Magazine. She lives in Charleston..