From Georgia to Maryland, the region known as Appalachia has created an exceptional food tradition, a style of country cooking that is without parallel. In Hearty Country Cooking, you will discover close to three hundred savory recipes of this unique cuisine, including such specialties as Angel Biscuits, Tomato Dumplings, Pinto Bean Pie, Corn Relish, Pawpaw Cookies with Black Walnuts, Tennessee Eggnog, and Country-Fried Steak.
Each recipe offers a piece of history, shaped by the time and the spirit of the Appalachian people. While the old-timers who created this cuisine used a pinch of this and a handful of that, now for the first time you can enjoy precise, tested, and easy-to-follow recipes that preserve the flavor and heritage of Appalachian foods. Using fresh ingredients, modern kitchen equipment, and health-conscious alternatives, Hearty Country Cooking collects a region's food memories and presents creative new recipes that exemplify current trends in Appalachian cooking, without losing sight of its simple spirit. Perfect for holiday meals or any special occasion, Hearty Country Cooking establishes a bold new standard for contemporary Southern cooking.