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The Taste of Country Cooking by Edna Lewis

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Notes about Recipes in this book

  • Damson preserves

    • Bloominanglophile on October 06, 2013

      This is the exact same recipe as the one in In Pursuit of Flavor, where I have also added a note. Don't overcook the plums--this jam jells quickly. The pits are left in for flavor, but they can be a bit of a nuisance to pick out of the jars!

  • Glazed carrots

    • Bloominanglophile on October 06, 2013

      I gave this 4 stars back in 1995, with the note that my husband would like them without sugar. I would definitely reduce the amount nowadays, as my tastes have changed since then, but I still think they need at least a smidge of sugar (otherwise they are just buttered carrots, not glazed ones in my opinion).

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Reviews about this book

  • Food52 by Celia Sack

    Edna's recipes and writings about Southern cookery make me want to be a better cook. My favorite of her recipes is the Pan-fried Sweet Potatoes.

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  • Food52

    Originally published in the 1970s, Lewis’ watershed book on the Southern kitchen captures a seasonally and regionally driven cuisine of generations past...relevant to today’s home cook.

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