Debbie Moose: Buying and Cooking North Carolina fish and shellfish (with recipe!)

Today we welcome a guest post from Debbie Moose, author of Carolina Catch:  Cooking North Carolina Fish and Shellfish from Mountains to Coast, just published by UNC Press.  Debbie reveals how to find the best North Carolina seafood in season, and also includes a tasty recipe for fried soft-shell crabs. Early in life, North Carolinian… Continue Reading Debbie Moose: Buying and Cooking North Carolina fish and shellfish (with recipe!)

Debbie Moose: Thanksgiving Relish Tray

My attachment to the Thanksgiving relish tray began with my grandmother, whose tray contained her homemade pickled peaches, homemade bread-and-butter pickles, homemade watermelon rind pickles—and store-bought, bright red, spiced apple rings. The rings sort of came out of left field and I don’t know the story behind them, but as a kid I loved their sweet, Technicolor addition. Continue Reading Debbie Moose: Thanksgiving Relish Tray

Debbie Moose: Feed Me

People rarely invite my husband and me to their homes for dinner, and many who do become quivering blancmanges of nerves. One of my husband’s friends invited us, then emailed me five or six times during the week before to be sure that the menu met with the approval of The Food Writer. Continue Reading Debbie Moose: Feed Me

Debbie Moose: Confessions of a Crazed Cookbook Author: 7 Tips for Writing a Cookbook

People often ask me how to write cookbooks and where I get my recipes from…. As with all writing, there’s a certain amount of mystery involved. A high number of trips to the kitchen for snacks and other attention-diverting activities are also critical. After writing five cookbooks, I believe I’m qualified to offer seven tips for creating them. Feel free to take notes. Continue Reading Debbie Moose: Confessions of a Crazed Cookbook Author: 7 Tips for Writing a Cookbook

Free Book Friday: Savor the South

September’s Free Book Friday giveaway is for the inaugural books in our Savor the South cookbook collection: Buttermilk, by Debbie Moose, and Pecans, by Kathleen Purvis. Continue Reading Free Book Friday: Savor the South

Juneteenth, Our Newest National Holiday: A Recipe for Celebration

Happy Juneteenth! This recipe from Adrian Miller’s 2014 Beard Foundation Award winning Soul Food: The Surprising Story of an American Cuisine, One Plate at a Time also appears in Southern Holidays: a Savor the South Cookbook by Debbie Moose, whose headnote from that book follows. Adrian Miller’s book Soul Food is a detailed and fascinating… Continue Reading Juneteenth, Our Newest National Holiday: A Recipe for Celebration

Happy Book Birthday to Michael Twitty’s “Rice”

As I sit in my office at UNC Press on a rare day’s visit to the premises, given our collective pandemic caution, I gaze—lovingly, it’s fair to say—at the Savor the South cookbook collection sitting on my bookshelf. Twenty-four cookbooks, twenty-four southern foods and food traditions. And on March 1, with the publication of Michael… Continue Reading Happy Book Birthday to Michael Twitty’s “Rice”

Countdown to Memorial Day — A roundup of summer recipes from the Savor the South® cookbooks

Happy Memorial Day! As we begin preparations for the summer’s first big blowout weekend, here’s a run-down of great summer recipe posts from the authors of UNC Press’s Savor the South® cookbooks. We hope you’ll find a recipe or two that you can add to your backyard, patio or poolside feasting this weekend. Each little… Continue Reading Countdown to Memorial Day — A roundup of summer recipes from the Savor the South® cookbooks

It’s the Holiday Season 2018 — and time for the annual UNC Press Holiday Gift Books sale!

Our annual Holiday Gift Books sale is going on now!  You can save 40 percent on all UNC Press print books.  And, if your order totals $75 or more, the domestic shipping is free! Save on great gift books for everyone on your list — cookbooks, illustrated books, guidebooks, ground-breaking (and award-winning) books in history,… Continue Reading It’s the Holiday Season 2018 — and time for the annual UNC Press Holiday Gift Books sale!

Happy Thanksgiving: A roundup of holiday recipes from UNC Press cookbooks

Happy Thanksgiving! As we enter this week of food, family and fun, here’s a run-down of our favorite Thanksgiving holiday recipe posts from UNC Press cookbook authors. We hope you’ll find a recipe or two that you can add to your holiday table. Remember, you can order all of these books and save 40 percent… Continue Reading Happy Thanksgiving: A roundup of holiday recipes from UNC Press cookbooks

Save 40% on Savor the South Cookbooks 10-volume Set

The 10-volume set of Savor the South® Cookbooks is now available in hardcover at a special discounted price. Don’t miss out on this limited-time offer. Buy the set and save big! Continue Reading Save 40% on Savor the South Cookbooks 10-volume Set

NC Literary Festival Featuring Appearances from UNC Press Authors

The North Carolina Literary Festival is a free public event presented on a rotating basis by the Duke University Libraries, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Libraries, and the NCSU Libraries. This year, the festival will be hosted at the James B. Hunt Jr. Library of NC State University in Raleigh. The festival is for people of all ages from all over the state and beyond. Every year the festival includes author readings and discussions, performances, book signings, children’s activities, book sales and much more. Among the varied participants, several UNC Press authors will be at this year’s NC Literary Festival. Continue Reading NC Literary Festival Featuring Appearances from UNC Press Authors

UNC Press at the Southern Festival of Books: Nashville takes us by storm

Liveblog of UNC Press’s weekend at the Southern Festival of Books October 12-14, 2012, Nashville, TN. Featuring authors, mistaken identity, great food, and gale-force winds. Continue Reading UNC Press at the Southern Festival of Books: Nashville takes us by storm

Kathleen Purvis: Preparations of a Book-Signing Novice

As a first-time book author facing book-signing events, I’m going to have to sign my name in books that people are buying. (At least I hope so. Otherwise, I’ll get a lot of practice sitting at little tables and smiling cheerfully while people ignore me.) Continue Reading Kathleen Purvis: Preparations of a Book-Signing Novice