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!)

Remembering Mama Dip: by Elaine Maisner, Executive Editor, UNC Press

Remembering Mama Dip Many people from all walks of life are mourning the death, on May 20, of Mildred Council, eighty-nine years old and widely known as Mama Dip. Mama Dip was appreciated far and wide, in so many ways, by so many people.  I’d like to take the opportunity to offer a remembrance of… Continue Reading Remembering Mama Dip: by Elaine Maisner, Executive Editor, UNC Press

Recipe: Ham (or Ham and Turkey) Tetrazzini

In preparation for upcoming holiday feasts, today we bring you a recipe from our latest Savor the South® volume, Ham, by Damon Lee Fowler. Within his compilation of ham-themed recipes, Fowler provides a delicious and ham-filled rendition of Tetrazzini, a dish with associations to Italian soprano Luisa Tetrazzini, whom Fowler mentions in his introduction to… Continue Reading Recipe: Ham (or Ham and Turkey) Tetrazzini

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

Recipe: Cane Syrup Pecan Pie, from Jamie DeMent

Jamie DeMent farms and cooks on Coon Rock Farm in Hillsborough, North Carolina. A well-known cooking teacher, she also owns, with her partner, Richard Holcomb, Piedmont Restaurant in Durham, North Carolina, and Bella Bean Organics. Jamie DeMent opens a bright kitchen window onto the newest kind of North Carolina farming life. On fifty-five acres of… Continue Reading Recipe: Cane Syrup Pecan Pie, from Jamie DeMent

Recipe: Oven-Fried Okra

Today’s recipe is from Virginia Willis’s Okra. Chef and food writer Willis hails from Atlanta and is author of Bon Appétit, Y’all, Basic to Brilliant, Y’all, and the James Beard Award-winning Lighten Up, Y’all. Willis sure knows her okra, too! Fried okra is a Southern favorite, and Willis prepares hers in the oven instead of a deep fryer. Oven-fried okra pairs perfectly with barbecue, or on its own as a delectable snack! Continue Reading Recipe: Oven-Fried Okra

Recipe: Bourbon Benedict

Today’s recipe is from Kathleen Purvis’s Bourbon. Kathleen Purvis is the food editor of the Charlotte Observer, a well-known food writer, and a long-time member of the Southern Foodways Alliance. After Pecans, this is her second book. Her recipe is great for those mornings when you feel like making something a little more special than your run-of-the-mill bacon and eggs. Continue Reading Recipe: Bourbon Benedict

Recipe: Pink-Eyed Peas, Corn, Tomato, and Bacon Salad

oday’s recipe is from Sandra A. Gutierrez’s Beans and Field Peas. Gutierrez is the author of Latin American Street Food and The New Southern–Latino Table. A well-known culinary instructor, she lives in Cary, North Carolina. Her recipe today is full of summer (and southern) goodness. What’s not to love about a salad with corn, tomato, and bacon? Continue Reading Recipe: Pink-Eyed Peas, Corn, Tomato, and Bacon Salad

Recipe: Crispy Crumbed Baked Tomatoes with Pecans & Parmesan

Today’s recipe is from Miriam Rubin’s Tomatoes. Rubin, a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, was the first woman to work in the kitchen of the Four Seasons Restaurant. Author of Grains, she writes the food and gardening column “Miriam’s Garden” for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. She lives in New Freeport, Pennsylvania. Baked tomatoes are tasty all on their own, but add parmesan and pecans and they’ll be even more mouth-watering! Continue Reading Recipe: Crispy Crumbed Baked Tomatoes with Pecans & Parmesan