In Pursuit of Flavor by Edna Lewis and Mary Goodbody

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  • Damson plum preserves

    • Bloominanglophile on September 15, 2013

      When I lived in England, I was lucky enough to have a Damson plum tree in our yard. The year it gave us a good-sized crop, I made jam using this recipe. Be careful not to overcook the jam--all the pectin in the plums results in a quickly setting jam. I also left the pits in, just as Edna Lewis recommends, even though they could be slightly annoying to pick out of the jars. I wonder if anyone who makes jam can conform the pits add noticeable flavor if left in the jar. Anyone?!?

  • Fresh peach cobbler

    • Bloominanglophile on September 15, 2013

      My husband really liked this, and I gave it 4 stars (1995). My cobbler took only about 20 minutes versus the 35 minutes after the heat is lowered to 425F. Do put an old sheet pan underneath to catch drips from the bubbling cobbler.

  • Nutmeg sauce

    • Bloominanglophile on September 15, 2013

      My notes from 1995 say "Interesting, good". Will have to revisit this out of curiosity! I made this to accompany the Fresh Peach Cobbler from this cookbook.

  • Rib pork chops with Madeira wine

    • Kduncan on March 23, 2021

      This was a pretty simple recipe that came out well, subbed in sauternes style sweet wine for the madeira, as I didn't want to open a new bottle.

  • Catfish stew

    • katiesue28 on August 20, 2020

      This wasn't a winner for me. Surprisingly a bit bland until I added a lot of additional salt. I'd recommend upping the bacon and garlic quantities.

  • Salad of whole tomatoes garnished with green beans and scallions

    • katiesue28 on August 07, 2020

      Delicious. I slice the tomatoes as it was a bit easier to share and a pretty presentation.

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  • ISBN 10 0394542711
  • ISBN 13 9780394542713
  • Published Sep 12 1988
  • Format Hardcover
  • Page Count 323
  • Language English
  • Edition 1st
  • Countries United States
  • Publisher Knopf

Publishers Text

Lewis draws on her childhood in Freetown, Virginia, to re-create some of the simple, honest dishes she grew up on. She shows readers ways in which to get the best possible flavor from foods bought in supermarkets and farmers markets. Illustrated.

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