A Southerly Course: Recipes and Stories from Close to Home
Martha Hall Foose
Clarkson Potter, 2011 (2011)
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Reviewed by Kelly Thunstrom
ith the exception of Paula Deen (butter, butter, and more butter), Martha Hall Foose is the queen of Southern cooking. So much so that the director of the upcoming film
(based on Kathryn Stockett's outstanding novel) used her in food consultation. Foose creates beautifully illustrated cookbooks of recipes that can really be found nowhere else.
rom appetizers to desserts, Foose has the competent cook covered. Her recipes are easy to follow, but definitely not for the diet-conscious. One can find lard, shortening, bacon, and heavy cream in quite a few. There is not a
in sight in this cookbook. Instead, be prepared to find
Honey Pear Salad
Roasted Pigeons with Bread Sauce
. If none of these sound appetizing, I would advise against this book, as it is definitely for the adventurous cook and diner.
y only gripe is that I need to see pictures of the finished product. While the illustrations that are included are beautiful, there is not one for every recipe. I need to know what my
Delicata Browned Butter Crepes
should look like, Martha! However, all in all, this is a book that would go nicely in any cook's cupboard.
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