Smoke, Roots, Mountain, Harvest (Hardcover)

Recipes and Stories Inspired by My Appalachian Home

By Lauren Angelucci McDuffie

Chronicle Books, 9781452168760, 256pp.

Publication Date: May 14, 2019

List Price: 29.95*
* Individual store prices may vary.

Description

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


About the Author

Lauren McDuffie is an Appalachian born and bred freelance writer, food stylist, photographer, and creator of the blog Harvest and Honey. She lives in Indianapolis, Indiana.


Praise For Smoke, Roots, Mountain, Harvest: Recipes and Stories Inspired by My Appalachian Home

"Smoke, Roots, Mountain, Harvest is a brilliant ode to the Appalachians. Lauren's storytelling and dazzling photographs are only eclipsed by her inventive, sumptuous recipes. A true masterpiece!" —Sonja Overhiser, Author of Pretty Simple Cooking and creator of the blog A Couple Cooks

"Lauren calls Smoke, Roots, Mountain, Harvest the ultimate homecoming to her Appalachian roots, but these pages are far more potent; they're an open door into a Narnia of the American South, told through lyrical storyand seasonal, medicinal foods. I couldn't put it down." —Lily Diamond, Author of the Kale & Caramel cookbook and creator of the blog Kale & Caramel