In Pursuit of Flavor
The Beloved Classic Cookbook from the Acclaimed Author of The Taste of Country Cooking
The classic, landmark cookbook of seasonal Southern recipes, from Edna Lewis, the beloved, James Beard Award-winning "first lady of Southern cooking" (NPR).
Decades before cornbread, shrimp and grits, and peach cobbler were mainstays on menus everywhere, Edna Lewis was pioneering the celebration of seasonal food as a distinctly American cuisine. In this James Beard Foundation Cookbook Hall of Fame-inducted cookbook, Miss Lewis (as she was almost universally known) shares the recipes of her childhood, spent in a Virginia farming community founded by her grandfather and his friends after Emancipation, as well as those that made her one of the most revered American chefs of all time. Interspersed throughout are personal anecdotes, cooking insights, notes on important Southern ingredients, and personally developed techniques for maximizing flavor. Across six charmingly illustrated chapters, Miss Lewis captures the spirit of the South. From Whipped Cornmeal with Okra to Pan-Braised Spareribs to Raspberry Pie Garnished with Whipped Cream, In Pursuit of Flavor is a modern classic and a timeless compendium of Southern cooking at its very best.
Hardcover | Knopf | 336 pages