Down south on the family table! Focusing on farm-to-table ingredients, proper techniques, and pristine presentation, Chef Booker serves up a heaping helping of Southern cooking with class. Combining her Mississippi roots and French culinary training, Booker pays homage to her family's favorite dishes by giving them a sophisticated twist. Inspired by her childhood memories, Booker creates a comforting blend of nostalgia and modernity. The stories that accompany the 135 recipes in this book will transport you to the farmhouse of Booker's youth-amid the garden, lush with produce. Dishes such as tender Braised Short Ribs, decadent Venison Stew, and elegant Caramel Cake are sure to satisfy your family!
Publisher: Pelican Publishing Co
Number of pages: 192
Weight: 814 g
Dimensions: 234 x 203 x 19 mm
Uniquely blending her down-home Mississippi roots with her classical French culinary training, Atlanta chef Jennifer Hill Booker serves up Southern dishes with a sophisticated twist in Field Peas to Foie Gras. The cookbook features 13 family-favorite recipes-from tender Braised Short Ribs and robust Venison Stew to Indulgent Caramel Cake-utilizing farm-to-table ingredients. The Southern flavor is artfully elevated with French flair, from technique to presentation. Accompanying the amazing food photography are personal stories and photos that recount Booker's time on the family farm, tending the garden, raising chickens, and canning and preserving.-- (12/15/2014)
Field Peas to Foie Gras: Southern Recipes with a French Accent collects more than one hundred recipes from Jennifer Hill Booker, who draws influence from both her culinary training at Le Cordon Bleu in Paris, France and her upbringing on a Mississippi family farm. These dishes embody traditional Southern home cooking with French panache, and are sure to delight aficionados of either or both food preparation styles! Dishes include Green Tomato Cha Cha (a type of zesty salad), Glazed Turnips with Pearl Onions & Brown Butter, Mackerel Croquettes, Scotch Eggs with Mustard Sauce, Southern Fried Chicken with Cream Gravy, Coconut Christmas Cake, and much more. Full-color photography enriches this sumptuous recipe treasury!-- (12/01/2014)