Victuals

Victuals

An Appalachian Journey, With Recipes

Book - 2016
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"Victuals is an exploration of the foodways, people, and places of Appalachia. Written by Ronni Lundy, regarded as the most engaging authority on the region, the book guides us through the surprisingly diverse history--and vibrant present--of food in the Mountain South. Victualsexplores the diverse and complex food scene of the Mountain South through recipes, stories, traditions, and innovations. Each chapter explores a specific defining food or tradition of the region--such as salt, beans, corn (and corn liquor). The essays introduce readers to their rich histories and the farmers, curers, hunters, and chefs who define the region's contemporary landscape. Sitting at a diverse intersection of cuisines, Appalachia offers a wide range of ingredients and products that can be transformed using traditional methods and contemporary applications. Through 80 recipes and stories gathered on her travels in the region, Lundy shares dishes that distill the story and flavors of the Mountain South"-- Provided by publisher
Publisher: New York : Clarkson Potter/Publishers, 2016
ISBN: 9780804186742
080418674X
Characteristics: 320 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm

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Tjad2L
Aug 10, 2017

Solid book. Mostly text with a few recipes throughout. The pie crust recipe with apple cider vinegar is the best pie dough I've ever made and will be my new go to.

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muffinpopcorn
May 08, 2017

Quite an enjoyable book. Will have to take it out again to really get into doing some of the recipes and really read the narrative from cover to cover. The Author has some interesting things to write about , just ran out of time to read it thoroughly , but what I did read was interesting. The illustrations are well done also .

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pattk1220
Apr 26, 2017

This book just won the 2017 James Beard Foundation Media Award's Book of the Year as well as the American Cooking category award. This is the food I grew up eating, and I am delighted to see it gain national recognition.

ellensix Jan 11, 2017

I finally feel like I have adequate knowledge about the genesis of the slaw dog.

I checked this book out after a couple of people praised it and, to tell you the truth, some of these dishes looked quite un-delicious. But beauty is in the eye of the beholder and I grew up eating some suspect looking dishes, too. I soldiered through and found a few keepers- mainly things made of potato (rosti; kale potato cakes) but I'm most excited to attempt to make some rosebud capers to put in some clabber, which I will serve with my various potato pancakes! On another aspect, the photography that accompanies the text is enjoyable. I like photos of pigs, picninc tables, pickled strawberries, and such. It's not quite Foxfire 3 but a little more than White Trash Cooking (Mickler).

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