Synopses & Reviews
CRESCENT DRAGONWAGON IS THE ALICE WATERS OF THE OZARKS . . .
turning out a nightly stream of creations wherein the best of country and city converge. -House Beautiful
Consistently rated one of America's ten best country inns, Dairy Hollow House in Eureka Springs, Arkansas, is celebrated for a unique cuisine built on such traditional country ingredients as farm fresh chicken, wild mushrooms, greens, dried beans, and summer's berries. Now in over 200 recipes, chef and owner Crescent Dragonwagon shares all her soup-making, bread-baking, and salad-tossing wisdom in a cookbook that's as gutsy and distinctive as a steaming bowl of gumbo-in five variations. Welcome.
Along with being an innkeeper and chef, Crescent Dragonwagon is a cooking teacher, award-winning children's book writer, and author of four cookbooks including THE DAIRY HOLLOW HOUSE COOKBOOK. She and her husband, Neal Shank, live at the innkeeper's house at Dairy Hollow in Eureka Springs, Arkansas.
A SEASON OF SOUPS . . .
Chicken Soup with Forest Mushrooms
Mussel Soup Dublin
Autumn Cream of Onion Soup with Brandy and Cider
RosS and Apple Velvet Soup
Deep December Cream of Root Soup
Wintery Chicken and Pasta Soup
Hillbilly Many-Bean Soup
Winter Borscht . la Vielle Russe
Asparagus and White Wine Soup
Chicken and Rice Soup with Fresh Spring Vegetables
Chilled Strawberry Soup with CrSme Fraiche
Gingered Fresh Pea Soup with Snow Peas and Water Chestnuts
Chilled Corn Chowder with Dill and Scallions
Peach Soup with Almonds
Augusta's Chilled Tomato Soup with Basil Cream
AND A BASKET OF BREADS
Herbed Mezzaluna Bread
Skillet-sizzled Buttermilk Cornbread
Slightly Fanatic Whole Grain Bread
Custom-Made Biscuits As You Like Them
In every traveler's mind exists the perfect little out-of-the-way inn where the bread is always fresh-baked and the beds are downright heavenly. And where the soup is gratifying, gutsy, and downright gratifying.
Since 1981, Crescent Dragonwagon-noted children's book author, cookbook writer, and innkeeper-has owned that perfect little inn: Dairy Hollow House in Eureka Springs, Arkansas.
Distilling all her soup-making, bread-baking and salad-mixing wisdom into one book, Crescent Dragonwagon presents 200 of the recipes that have made her inn a many-time winner of the Uncle Ben's Best Inn of the Year Award. Here are the pedigreed soups: Winter Borscht . la Vielle Russe, Cuban Black Bean Soup. Soups with a twist: Fishysoisse, Gazpacho Rosa, New World Corn Chowder. Soups to warm you up: Deep December Cream of Root Soup. And soups to cool you down: Chilled Avocado Soup, Mexique Bay, Orange Blossom Special. Plus dozens of fabulous breads, from Slightly Fanatic Whole-Grain Dream Bread to Rosemary Foccacia Dairy Hollow, and salads, including Beet and Apple Salad on Mixed Greens. Selection of the Book-of-the-Month Club's HomeStyle Books and Better Homes and Gardens Family Book Service. Over 267,000 copies in print.
Noted children's book author, cookbook writer, and Dairy Hollow House innkeeper Crescent Dragonwagon presents 200 of the recipes that have made her Eureka Springs, Arkansas, inn a three-time winner of the Uncle Ben's Best Inn of the Year Award. 2-color illustrations throughout.
About the Author
Crescent Dragonwagon is the James Beard Award-winning author of seven cookbooks, including Dairy Hollow House Soup & Bread Cookbook, Passionate Vegetarian, and, most recently, The Cornbread Gospels. She is also a contributing editor to Relish magazine and has appeared on Good Morning America, Today and NPRs The Splendid Table. She lives, grows, and cooks her beans on a farm in Putney, Vermont.
Table of Contents