Southern from Scratch

Pantry Essentials and Down-Home Recipes
By Ashley English
 - Hardcover


Pages: 256
Size: 7.5 x 10
ISBN: 9781611803310
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Build a from-scratch Southern pantry with 50 essential recipes, then discover the versatility and flexibility of cooking from your larder with 100 more recipes for fresh takes on Southern favorites. Learn how to make the most of local ingredients with recipes for pickles and relishes, jams and spreads, sauces and vinegars, and more that use whole, natural, and in-season produce. With these flavorful bases and embellishments on hand, Ashley English opens up a world of Southern cuisine by sharing ideas and recipes that incorporate these classic staples. Have a batch of Dill Pickles? Make Fried Dill Pickles with Sorghum Mayo. Not sure what to do with that Muscadine Jelly? Make some Pork Meatballs with a Muscadine Glaze. With recipes ranging from Southern Greens with Chow Chow, Pickled Beet Deviled Eggs, and Succotash to Cornmeal Catfish with Spikey Tartar Sauce, Slow Cooker Barbeque Chicken, and Grit Cakes with Country Ham and Applesauce, this is a warm and down-to-earth homage to Southern Appalachian home cooking.
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"Starting with the delicious fundamentals of the southern Appalachian larder, Ashley first fills your pantry with the goods, then shows you how to turn them into a bountiful table of delights. A born teacher with a storyteller’s charm, her directions are fun, clear, and will make you capable in no time. And nothing could inspire you more than Johnny Autry’s luscious photos, so roll up your sleeves, and get down to scratch!" —Ronni Lundy, author of Victuals

"Very rarely does a cookbook make your heart warm and your mouth water at the same. Southern from Scratch finds the soul and comfort of both place and food." —Brent Ridge and Josh Kilmer-Purcell, Beekman 1802 Almanac

"Southern from Scratch is sure to become one of the definitive, essential volumes on the cuisine of the American South. A culmination of Ashley English’s own history and the region that shaped her, this book is packed with fundamental recipes that will wow you with flavor while always teaching you something new. Ashley shares her skill with such generosity and warmth, inviting us into her Appalachian kitchen with every breathtaking page." —Alana Chernila, author of Eating from the Ground Up and The Homemade Pantry

"With Southern from Scratch, Ashley English teaches her readers how to create a culinary ecosystem bursting with flavorful, hardworking condiments, preserves, and baked goods that flow seamlessly into simple snacks, easy meals, and dishes for company. While grounded in the Southern tradition, if your love language is food, this book is for you." —Marisa McClellan, author of Naturally Sweet Food in Jars

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