Sheri Castle: Grilled Vegetable Ratatouille

Sheri Castle’s recipe for Grilled Vegetable Ratatouille from The New Southern Garden Cookbook. Featuring veggies abundant at the height of summer: squash, zucchini, eggplant, tomatoes, herbs. Continue Reading Sheri Castle: Grilled Vegetable Ratatouille

A Book to Please Every Palate

For the month of July, we’re shining the spotlight on all of our great foodways and cookbook titles here at UNC Press. We’re very excited about our forthcoming fall lineup that’s peppered with delightful foodie treats. Here’s a little amuse-bouche: Editor Stephen A. McLeod, with the help of staff members at Mount Vernon, brings us… Continue Reading A Book to Please Every Palate

Sheri Castle: Herbed Summer Squash and Pasta Salad with Crispy Chicken Thighs

The New Southern Garden Cookbook author Sheri Castle shares her recipe for Herbed Summer Squash and Pasta Salad with Crispy Chicken Thighs. Continue Reading Sheri Castle: Herbed Summer Squash and Pasta Salad with Crispy Chicken Thighs

Happy Birthday, Martha Washington! Let’s all have some of your cake. Seriously.

To celebrate Martha Washington’s birthday, enjoy this recipe for Martha Washington’s Great Cake, from the forthcoming book ‘Dining with the Washingtons.’ Continue Reading Happy Birthday, Martha Washington! Let’s all have some of your cake. Seriously.

Sheri Castle: Strawberry Tiramisu Trifles

Recipe for Strawberry Tiramisu Trifles from Sheri Castle’s New Southern Garden Cookbook. Continue Reading Sheri Castle: Strawberry Tiramisu Trifles

Asparagus in Crisp Ham with Lemony Deviled Eggs

Cookbook author Sheri Castle shares her monthly recipe: Asparagus in crisp ham with lemony deviled eggs. Continue Reading Asparagus in Crisp Ham with Lemony Deviled Eggs

Andrew P. Haley: Hummus and Bugles

As someone who has experienced the melting pot first hand, and who has seen the worst that Americanization can do to hummus, I beg you join me in saying to corporate America: Hands off my hummus. Continue Reading Andrew P. Haley: Hummus and Bugles

Sheri Castle: Creamy Baby Turnip Soup with Smoked Trout Butter

What to do with all those root vegetables at the winter farmers’ market?? Try this hearty March recipe from The New Southern Garden Cookbook: Enjoying the Best from Homegrown Gardens, Farmers’ Markets, Roadside Stands, and CSA Farm Boxes, by Sheri Castle. Continue Reading Sheri Castle: Creamy Baby Turnip Soup with Smoked Trout Butter

Skillet Apples and Miracle Drop Biscuits

Two mouth-watering recipes that go great together – from Sheri Castle’s forthcoming book (coming in April!), The New Southern Garden Cookbook: Enjoying the Best from Homegrown Gardens, Farmers’ Markets, Roadside Stands, & CSA Farm Boxes. Continue Reading Skillet Apples and Miracle Drop Biscuits

Sheri Castle’s Italian Sausage and Tortellini Soup

Today’s guest post is edible–Sheri Castle’s recipe for Italian sausage and tortellini soup!  It’s the perfect warm, hearty dish for these chilly months. This is the first in a monthly series of posts in which the author will share delicious, healthy recipes that utilize fresh, local ingredients from her new book, The New Southern Garden… Continue Reading Sheri Castle’s Italian Sausage and Tortellini Soup

Marcie Cohen Ferris: A Happy Southern Hanukkah

We welcome a guest post this Hanukkah from Marcie Cohen Ferris, author of Matzoh Ball Gumbo: Culinary Tales of the Jewish South , which we’ve just released in paperback and which the Chicago Tribune called “fascinating reading mixed with delicious recipes.” In this post Ferris recalls her childhood as a religious minority in her Arkansas… Continue Reading Marcie Cohen Ferris: A Happy Southern Hanukkah

The Anti-New Year’s Resolution Menu

It’s December 29th.  You’ve only got a corner or so in each casserole dish left to scrape at and that new gym membership doesn’t start until January 1st.  Why waste away early?  Sharpen those knives, pound that meat mallet, and get in one last real meal before the new year.  After flipping through some of… Continue Reading The Anti-New Year’s Resolution Menu

Canning Time

Speaking of the State Fair: Monday’s News and Observer highlighted burgeoning interest in canning over the past couple of years. State Fair contest entries of jams, jellies, salsas, chutneys, and an array of other preserved goodies have nearly doubled since 2007. Part of the increasing popularity may be a result of a sagging economy and… Continue Reading Canning Time