Southern Cooking for Company

Wordcloud Wednesday

Wordcloud Wednesday

Here’s a wordcloud made from all the recipe titles as they appear in Southern Cooking for Company (due out from the great HarperCollins/Thomas Nelson around April 2015). Southerners sure do have a lot of recipes for chicken, pie and cake in the South. Gizzards, not so much: the word appears only once in the recipe titles. But grits? Just one grits recipe? That doesn’t seem possible in a Southern...

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Community Cookbooks for Free Cookbook Friday #5

Community Cookbooks for Free Cookbook Friday #5

Community cookbooks–I’ve made my living editing and compiling them. Southern Cooking for Company, my next book, is a community cookbook, too. There’s a whole academic volume to be written about the importance of community cookbooks. This week, I’m giving them away. The Southern Foodways Alliance Cookbook has the most impressive pedigree here, with two genuine academics as editors, Sara Roahen and John T. Edge. For this book, they collected excellent examples of native Southern recipes like Cheerwine barbecue, Kentucky Hoppin’ John and caramel cake. It’s spiral bound, with a nice, thick cover. Foreword by Alton Brown, too! The stack includes three other community cookbooks, including a collection of recipes from grandmothers and a collection of the best of community cookbooks. To win this week, go “like” at least one post on Southern Cooking for Company’s Facebook page, or “like” the page, then come back here to let me know you did and you’re automatically entered to win. A big thank you, and I wish best of luck to everyone who...

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Free Cookbook Friday: Tennessee Edition

Free Cookbook Friday: Tennessee Edition

Four cookbooks to give away this week–my biggest giveaway yet. Cooking from Nashville, Nashvillians and a certain boardinghouse near a certain whiskey distillery will find a new home this week. First up, a celebrity cookbook in every way: Southern Country Cooking from The Loveless Cafe by Jane and Michael Stern. That’s a double-barreled book right there. The world-famous Loveless (yes, the fried chicken recipe is in the book), Coconut Cream Pie by Alisa Huntsman, Loveless pastry chef and author of willgardenforcake.com, written by the well-known Roadfood duo. I could go on about how valuable and useful this cookbook will be for you, but there’s more! The Jack Daniel’s Cookbook. The recipes are from Jack Daniel’s organization (Honey Jack Bars, JD Bread Pudding) and Miss Mary Bobo’s Boarding House (spoon rolls, succotash salad with lemon dressing), vetted by Jack’s great-grandniece Lynne Tolley and food writer, author and Chopped winner Mindy Merrell. Culinary gold for the cook. And Ann Byrne! The Cake Mix Doctor is Nashville-born and we’re proud to know her. Food Gifts for All Seasons is as personal and useful as her Cake Mix Doctor, Dinner Doctor and What Can I Bring? books. Super recipes for taking to a new mother (chicken enchiladas), using wild persimmons, making quick pickles, and simple cocktail snacks (pickled asparagus, smoked trout pate). All desserts–nothing but sweetness and light in You Be Sweet, the fourth cookbook in this week’s giveaway. Goodies and drinks for a sip-and-see, low-sugar recipes for peach ice cream and cherry cheesecake bars, and sweet-tooth treats like whoopie pecan pies. Sheer bliss for the dessert baker. To be eligible, leave a comment here on what you baked/are planning to bake during this holiday season. On Monday, a random number generator will pick the winner. Good luck to everyone–I want you all to...

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Free Cookbook Friday #1

Free Cookbook Friday #1

So many good Southern cookbooks are sitting on my desk, just waiting for new homes. Cookbooks make ideal gifts, and since it’s almost gift-giving season, I’ve put together a few bundles of Southern books to give away. A gift for you to keep or give to a cookbook lover! The first bundle of Southern cookbook happiness includes classics like Par 3: Tea Time at the Masters–so many easy menus–I cook from this book frequently. There’s a special place in my heart for The Southern Tailgating Cookbook by taylortakesataste New Southern recipes like the Tupelo Honey Cafe cookbook. To enter, just post the last Southern recipe/dish you cooked. Picture if you’ve got one! A random generator will pick the winning entry and the books will be in the mail to you. Best of luck! I want all of you to win, but if you don’t, check back next Friday for the next Free Cookbook...

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Southern Cooking for Company: Mexican Quiche

Southern Cooking for Company: Mexican Quiche

Southern Cooking for Company is already edited, so I had this inspiration a little late, but I think a better name for this dish is Tortilla-Crust Quiche. Using tortillas instead of pie crust is a ridiculously simple idea that just everyone should try. Better tasting than storebought pie shells and easier than homemade pastry.  The full recipe will appear in Southern Cooking for Company when it comes out in 2015, but you should go in the kitchen and experiment with it...

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I've written about food for a living since The Silver Palate was new. Discovering a new cookbook or technique is my idea of fun. And kitchen gear--I'm helpless to resist. Like kitchen projects, the posts here are occasional and open-ended, so please subscribe. You can read more about my work at the "About Nicki" page.

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