"...a Southern cookbook with a twist."
"best and easiest piecrusts I've ever made."
"...the Grateful Dead Black Bean Burger...was declared the best veggie burger ever." (Robin Currie, Philadelphia Inquirer)
"...highly recommended for anyone who loves comfort food or cookbooks that evoke a strong sense of place." (Critics Magazine)
"Recipes...provide a powerful set of dishes perfect for any regional American cookery library." (Midwest Book Review)
"...virtual tour of all those foods and their quintessentially Southern applications."
"You'll find hospitality in the form of fried tomatoes over cheese grits, a Southern fried chicken BLT, sweet potato pancakes and more."
"Innovative flavor pairings also figure strongly..."
"...just flipping through the cookbook can certainly prove inspirational." (Food Management Magazine)
"Replete with mouthwatering recipes and alluring pictures of the food and Asheville vistas, it represents the cafe just right." (Marion Sullivan, Books for Cooks, Charleston Post & Courier)
About the Author
Elizabeth Sims has had her work featured in such publications as Southern Living
magazine, National Geographic Traveler, WNC Magazine, US Air
, and Taste of the South
magazine. Formerly an executive with the Biltmore Company, she now owns a business specializing in writing and strategic marketing. She is a member and past president of the Southern Foodways Alliance.
A graduate of Johnson and Wales, chef Brian Sonoskus is attuned to the freshness of the season by being a farmer himself. Sunshot Farm, just north of Asheville, provides the restaurants with seasonal vegetables, berries, flowers, and herbs, while the restaurant partners with other area farms and farmers to create a true taste of southern Appalachia.