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The World in a Skillet: A Food Lover's Tour of the New American South (Paperback)
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The World in a Skillet: A Food Lover's Tour of the New American South (Paperback)

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Paperback 296 Pages / Published: 30/12/2014
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Paul and Angela Knipple's culinary tour of the contemporary American South celebrates the flourishing of global food traditions ""down home."" Drawing on the authors' firsthand interviews and reportage from Richmond to Mobile and enriched by a cornucopia of photographs and original recipes, the book presents engaging, poignant profiles of a host of first-generation immigrants from all over the world who are cooking their way through life as professional chefs, food entrepreneurs and restaurateurs, and home cooks.

Beginning the tour with an appreciation of the South's foundational food traditions--including Native American, Creole, African American, and Cajun--the Knipples tell the fascinating stories of more than forty immigrants who now call the South home. Not only do their stories trace the continuing evolution of southern foodways, they also show how food is central to the immigrant experience. For these skillful, hardworking immigrants, food provides the means for both connecting with the American dream and maintaining cherished ethnic traditions. Try Father Vien's Vietnamese-style pickled mustard greens, Don Felix's pork ribs, Elizabeth Kizito's Ugandan-style plantains in peanut sauce, or Uli Bennevitz's creamy beer soup and taste the world without stepping north of the Mason-Dixon line.

Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press
ISBN: 9781469622231
Number of pages: 296
Weight: 508 g
Dimensions: 254 x 178 x 15 mm


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Part cookbook and part culinary road trip . . . . This is the South in all its diversity.--Garden & Gun


A readable introduction to the diversity of the modern Southern table. Highly recommended for regional cooking collections.--Library Journal


This collection of stories, photographs, and recipes will take you on a culinary journey of the world without stepping north of the Mason-Dixon line.--Eat. Drink. Mississippi


If America is still a melting pot, the southern part of the country must be cooking gumbo in that pot. With The World in a Skillet, Paul and Angela Knipple provide a fascinating account of the hands that are helping to stir the cauldron.--Food Republic


A must-read for those interested in contemporary Southern food culture--what it was, what it is, and what it will be.--Oxford American


This book is important in its tour of the New American South. . . . With a wealth of story, culture and (yes!) fifty new recipes, this is a cornucopia of culinary wishes.--Sacramento Book Review


This book is a must for every Southern foodie's kitchen.--Flavors


An excellent book to add to your collection.--Potlikkery blog by Rebecca Tolley-Stokes


The book is not just a cookbook. It's a portrait of the New South.--Winston-Salem Journal


One of the most interesting Southern-centric food profile/cookbook hybrids we've seen in years.--LA Weekly Blog


Delicious. . . . your own global road trip.--Edible Memphis


So much more than a cookbook, this is a must-read for anyone interested in exploring the constantly evolving culinary landscape in the most complex and compelling food regions in the world.--Al Dente Blog


An important document of this moment in the South's culinary development, but also the compelling stories of the immigrants themselves as they gradually become part of the fabric of the region.--Nashville Scene


A "Southern" cookbook like you have never seen before, but one that is absolutely, authentically Southern just the same.--Quarter Moon at Topsail blog


The World in a Skillet is a good book, even if devoured solely for the recipes. More importantly, however, it serves as an eloquent and timely testimony on how immigrants continue to renew and enrich this country.--ForeWord Reviews


Even more important than its ability to demystify kimchi or tuna tartare, what The World in a Skillet does is bring into focus the dozens of little restaurants, food carts and cafes you no doubt pass every day on your way to the Cracker Barrel.--Biblio Buffet


Much more than a rote collection of recipes. . . . As mouthwatering as the recipes are, the profiles are similarly rich. . . . Each subject has a compelling story and the Knipples do a terrific job of telling them.--Publishers Weekly

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