Tupelo Honey Cafe: Spirited Recipes from Asheville's New South Kitchen Hardcover – Apr 5 2011
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"...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)
Named one of the "8 Best Southern Cookbooks" (Amanda Waas, Community Table, division of Parade Magazine)
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.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com (beta)
This cookbook has far exceeded my expectations! First, it's a beautiful cookbook just to look through. There are many color photographs of the local area, the restaurant, and of course the delicious meals. But the recipes - oh my goodness!
I love the salad they serve at the cafe and one simple but amazing component would be the sweet pickled onions. I assumed they purchased them, but now I know they make them and now I can, too! The salad dressings are far from ordinary. I've already tried the Pecan Vinaigrette and it's addictive! I'll soon try the Smoked Tomato Vinaigrette and will use their technique for oven smoking the tomatoes. I've used my stove top smoker to smoke tomatoes in the past, but their oven technique sounds like it makes more sense.
The recipes in every section of this cookbook are just as amazing. You'll find southern classics with an upscale twist. Mac and Cheese Casserole with Goulda. Fried Green Tomato and Grilled Portobello Sandwich with Basil Roasted Red Pepper Mayonnaise. Chicken Apple Meat Loaf with Tarragon Tomato Gravy. You'll just faint when you see the recipe for Tomato Pie! And of course the day won't be complete without a slice of Chocolate Pecan Pie.
This is my new favorite cookbook and I can't recommend it highly enough. The recipes make use of the freshest ingredients - nothing fancy or hard to find - and are easy to follow. You don't have to be a chef to prepare them. I'm having so much fun with it, and am giving a copy to Mom for Mothers Day!