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The Taste of Country Cooking

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ISBN13: 9780307265609
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In recipes and reminiscences equally delicious, Edna Lewis celebrates the uniquely American country cooking she grew up with some fifty years ago in a small Virginia Piedmont farming community that had been settled by freed slaves. With menus for the four seasons, she shares the ways her family prepared and enjoyed food, savoring the delights of each special time of year:

• The fresh taste of spring—the first shad, wild mushrooms, garden strawberries, field greens and salads . . . honey from woodland bees . . . a ring mold of chicken with wild mushroom sauce . . . the treat of braised mutton after sheepshearing.

• The feasts of summer—garden-ripe vegetables and fruits relished at the peak of flavor . . . pan-fried chicken, sage-flavored pork tenderloin, spicy baked tomatoes, corn pudding, fresh blackberry cobbler, and more, for hungry neighbors on Wheat-Threshing Day . . . Sunday Revival, the event of the year, when Ednas mother would pack up as many as fifteen dishes (what with her pickles and breads and pies) to be spread out on linen-covered picnic tables under the churchs shady oaks . . . hot afternoons cooled with a bowl of crushed peaches or hand-cranked custard ice cream.

• The harvest of fall—a fine dinner of baked country ham, roasted newly dug sweet potatoes, and warm apple pie after a day of corn-shucking . . . the hunting season, with the deliciously “different” taste of game fattened on hickory nuts and persimmons . . . hog-butchering time and the making of sausages and liver pudding . . . and Emancipation Day with its rich and generous thanksgiving dinner.

• The hearty fare of winter—holiday time, the sideboard laden with all the special foods of Christmas for company dropping by . . . the cold months warmed by stews, soups, and baked beans cooked in a hearth oven to be eaten with hot crusty bread before the fire.

The scores of recipes for these marvelous dishes are set down in loving detail. We come to understand the values that formed the remarkable woman—her love of nature, the pleasure of living with the seasons, the sense of community, the satisfactory feeling that hard work was always rewarded by her mothers good food. Having made us yearn for all the good meals she describes in her memories of a lost time in America, Edna Lewis shows us precisely how to recover, in our own country or city or suburban kitchens, the taste of the fresh, good, natural country cooking that was so happy a part of her girlhood in Freetown, Virginia.

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"Fresh and pure . . . ["The Taste of Country Cooking"] is in the best sense "American," with an innate dignity, and freedom from prejudice and hatred" (M.F.K. Fisher). This commemorative edition of the great American classic on Southern food features an Introduction by Judith Jones, Edna Lewis's editor, about how the book came to be. 103 illustrations in text."Fresh and pure . . . ["The Taste of Country Cooking"] is in the best sense "American," with an innate dignity, and freedom from prejudice and hatred" (M.F.K. Fisher). This commemorative edition of the great American classic on Southern food features an Introduction by Judith Jones, Edna Lewis's editor, about how the book came to be. 103 illustrations in text.

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The commemorative 30th-anniversary edition of "The Taste of Country Cooking," a great American classic on Southern food, includes an Introduction from editor Judith Jones about how the book came to be.

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The recipes and reminiscences of the American country cooking Lewis grew up with some 50 years ago. A richly evocative memoir of a lost time and a practical guide to recovering its joys in your own kitchen.

About the Author

Edna Lewis died on February 6, 2006, at the age of eighty-nine. This commemorative edition contains a new preface from her editor, Judith Jones, and a foreword by Alice Waters.

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Amelia Smith, November 4, 2006 (view all comments by Amelia Smith)
It just does not get any better than this. Edna Lewis' writing is beautiful, like poetry, like the best of Southern writers.

I do have a bias, she's one of my mother's sisters. The narrative in this book is a spectacular vehicle for trips down memory lane - as the next generation that lived near Freetown, or spent significant summers and holidays there experienced similar seasonal splendor in food.

If you have any interest in cooking seasonally (with the freshest ingredients), or in history, or in the joy and pleasure to be had with good writing, buy this book.

Disclaimer: I do not stand to profit in any way from the sale of any of Edna Lewis' books.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780307265609
Author:
Lewis, Edna
Publisher:
Alfred A. Knopf
Subject:
Cookery
Subject:
History
Subject:
Regional & Ethnic - American - Southern States
Subject:
Cookery -- Virginia.
Subject:
Freetown (Va.) History.
Subject:
General Cooking
Subject:
Cooking and Food-US Southern
Subject:
cookbook;cooking;american;food;southern;cookery;memoir;recipes;virginia
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20060831
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
100 ILLUSTRATIONS IN TEXT
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
9.44x6.94x1.09 in. 1.41 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , "Fresh and pure . . . ["The Taste of Country Cooking"] is in the best sense "American," with an innate dignity, and freedom from prejudice and hatred" (M.F.K. Fisher). This commemorative edition of the great American classic on Southern food features an Introduction by Judith Jones, Edna Lewis's editor, about how the book came to be. 103 illustrations in text."Fresh and pure . . . ["The Taste of Country Cooking"] is in the best sense "American," with an innate dignity, and freedom from prejudice and hatred" (M.F.K. Fisher). This commemorative edition of the great American classic on Southern food features an Introduction by Judith Jones, Edna Lewis's editor, about how the book came to be. 103 illustrations in text.
"Synopsis" by , The commemorative 30th-anniversary edition of "The Taste of Country Cooking," a great American classic on Southern food, includes an Introduction from editor Judith Jones about how the book came to be.
"Synopsis" by , The recipes and reminiscences of the American country cooking Lewis grew up with some 50 years ago. A richly evocative memoir of a lost time and a practical guide to recovering its joys in your own kitchen.

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