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Screen Doors and Sweet Tea: Recipes and Tales from a Southern Cook by Martha Hall Foose

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  • Swimming pool orange sherbet

    • Lottie and Doof

      This sherbet is so refreshing and sweet and would be the perfect accompaniment to a summer day spent poolside. It is also pretty amazing on a cold rainy spring night in Chicago.

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  • ISBN 10 0307351408
  • ISBN 13 9780307351401
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  • Published Apr 29 2008
  • Format Hardcover
  • Page Count 256
  • Language English
  • Edition 1st
  • Countries United States
  • Publisher Random House

Publishers Text

Gifted chef and storyteller Martha Hall Foose invites you into her kitchen to share recipes that bring alive the landscape, people, and traditions that make Southern cuisine an American favorite.

Born and raised in Mississippi, Foose cooks Southern food with a contemporary flair: Sweet Potato Soup is enhanced with coconut milk and curry powder; Blackberry Limeade gets a lift from a secret ingredient - cardamom; and her much-ballyhooed Sweet Tea Pie combines two great Southern staples - sweet tea and pie, of course - to make one phenomenal signature dessert. The more than 150 original recipes are not only full of flavor, but also rich with local color and characters.

As the executive chef of the Viking Cooking School, teaching thousands of home cooks each year, Foose crafts recipes that are the perfect combination of delicious, creative, and accessible. Filled with humorous and touching tales as well as useful information on ingredients, techniques, storage, shortcuts, variations, and substitutions, Screen Doors and Sweet Tea is a must-have for the American home cook - and a must-read for anyone who craves a return to what cooking is all about: comfort, company, and good eating.

"This is one cookbook I would proudly have in my kitchen! It has great information and wonderful recipes!"
- Paula Deen, Food Network host and bestselling cookbook author

"If you've got a rocker on the front porch, get into it; if not, settle into your favorite chair. In either case, fix yourself a long drink and give yourself the pleasure of spending a little time with Martha Foose on her Mississippi farm before you head into the kitchen. Martha is that delightful combination of charming storyteller and darn good cook and in this book you get generous servings of each - both are delicious."
- Dorie Greenspan, author of Baking From My Home to Yours



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