The Historic Kentucky Kitchen: Traditional Recipes for Today's Cook

The Historic Kentucky Kitchen: Traditional Recipes for Today's Cook

Deirdre A. Scaggs, Andrew W. McGraw


Kitchens function greater than a spot to organize nutrients; they're cornerstones of the house and relations. simply as stories are handed down via tales shared round the range, recipes look after traditions and customs for destiny generations. the wealthy, diversified historical past of Kentucky's culinary traditions bargains a different option to larger comprehend and enjoy the background of the commonwealth.

The ancient Kentucky Kitchen assembles multiple hundred dishes from 19th and twentieth-century Kentucky chefs. Deirdre A. Scaggs and Andrew W. McGraw accumulated recipes from handwritten books, diaries, scrapbook clippings, and out-of-print cookbooks from the collage of Kentucky Libraries distinctive Collections to collect numerous vintage dishes, whole with descriptions of every recipe's beginning and priceless suggestions for the trendy chef. The authors, who rigorously established every one dish, offer recipe differences and substitutions for infrequent and hard-to-find ingredients.

This pleasing cookbook additionally serves up recognized Kentuckians' favourite dishes, reminiscent of John Sherman Cooper's most well liked convenience meals (eggs somerset) and Lucy Hayes Breckinridge's "excellent" fried oysters. The recipes are flavored with funny info equivalent to "[for] those that proposal they can now not consume parsnips" and "Granny used to overcome 'em [biscuits] with a musket." Accented with ancient images and that includes conventional nutrition starting from skillet tarts to spaghetti with celery and ham, The old Kentucky Kitchen provides a singular and attractive method to event the background of the Bluegrass nation.

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