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A Southern Woman’s Guide to Herbs
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: P472
ISBN: 9780881464603
Product Format: Paperback
Availability: In stock
Price: $20.00
In A SOUTHERN WOMAN'S GUIDE TO HERBS, Jaclyn Weldon White takes a break from penning stories of murder and mayhem to share her love and knowledge of growing and using herbs, the helpful plants. In a manner as informal as a neighborly chat, White explores designing herb gardens to suit the reader and gives common sense tips on planting and caring for them. In later chapters, she concentrates on preserving herbs for year-round use and shares some of her favorite recipes, covering everything from cocktails to desserts. The shrimp and herb pasta for two is perfect for a romantic evening while the lavender cookies with their pastel icing will have the kids begging for more.

Buttermilk and Bible Burgers: More Stories from the Kitchens of Appalachia
By author: Fred W. Sauceman
Product Code: P481
ISBN: 9780881464795
Product Format: Paperback
Availability: In stock
Price: $21.00
In his latest collection of writings about the foodways of the Appalachian region, Fred W. Sauceman guides readers through country kitchens and church fellowship halls, across pasture fields and into smokehouses, down rows of vegetable gardens at the peak of the season and alongside ponds resonant with the sounds of a summer night. The scenes and subjects are oftentimes uniquely personal, and they combine to tell a love story, a chronicle of one person’s affection for a region and its people, its products, and its places. BUTTERMILK AND BIBLE BURGERS is most of all an expression of gratitude for the persistence of the people who feed us.

Cook & Tell: Recipes and Stories from Southern Kitchens
Edited by: Johnathon Scott Barrett   Foreword by: Mary Kay Andrews
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: H938
ISBN: 9780881466225
Availability: In stock
Price: $28.00
Johnathon Scott Barrett takes you on yet another delicious sojourn in his latest work, COOK & TELL: RECIPES AND STORIES FROM SOUTHERN KITCHENS, a moveable feast across Dixie showcasing the incredible food created in the homes of the South and the resulting tales that accompany those heartwarming dishes. Stops along the way include such food-rich cities as Savannah and Nashville, as well as the small hamlets of Millingport, North Carolina, and Nanafalia, Alabama, where farm-to-table food still has a prominent spot on the dining table. And in this warm and engaging anthology, Barrett includes not only his own entertaining stories and meaningful recipes but also those of friends met along the way. Some accounts come from family and hometown cooks, while others are from award-winning chefs and authors.

Farming, Friends & Fried Bologna Sandwiches
By author: Renea Winchester
Product Code: P494
ISBN: 9780881465044
Availability: In stock
Price: $21.00
Tucked behind a magnolia tree on a busy Georgia road is a magical place--a simple country farm, unchanged by time. On this little strip of land, chickens scratch greetings and goats bleat hello. Sweet yellow corn grows tall, and curly bean vines reach for the sky. A burly tractor and a fifty-year-old Chevy wait inside the shed, ready for action. For 82-year-old Billy Albertson, his farm reflects a time before folks were hurried, or technology ruled our lives. Families grew gardens and feasted on fresh vegetables, adults spent time on front porches comparing stories, and children scampered barefoot through the grass waiting their turn at the hand-cranked ice cream freezer. Spending time with friends on the farm is Billy's life. Here you don't have to be a gardener or blood kin to be family.

Remember When...? : Family, Friends, and Recipes
By author: Clara Eschmann
Product Code: H467
ISBN: 9780865546233
Product Format: Hardback
Availability: In stock
Price: $20.00
Gentle breezes and southern aromas ease their way from these pages and provide a warming caress that whisks the reader back to Saturday afternoon cowboy movies, dressing up for the neighbors' porch parties, the Sumter County fair, and a time when manners and special friendships where the rule and not the exception. Clara Eschmann shares her favorite columns and the recipes that tie special flavors to each story. She brings back true Southern hospitality as it was known many years ago.

Remembering Len Berg's Restaurant
By author: Marie J. Amerson
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: P452
ISBN: 9780881463873
Product Format: Paperback
Availability: Not currently available. (Backorder policy)
Price: $18.00
Len Berg’s Restaurant was an institution in Macon, Georgia, for almost a century. In later years, when owner Jeff Amerson ordered the annual billboard that simply said, “H.M.F.P.I.C. You Know Where,” customers knew. They knew where to find “home made fresh peach ice cream” on June 1. Throughout the year, they knew where to find black-eyed peas, salmon croquettes, turnip greens, cornbread, lemon meringue pie, and more. They knew where to find classic Southern food that was good for the soul. Thirty beloved recipes appear in this text, but Remembering Len Berg’s Restaurant is more about the place and about the people who kept the establishment a favorite destination for good food for almost 100 years.

Rise and Shine!: A Southern Son’s Treasury of Food, Family, and Friends
By author: Johnathon Scott Barrett   Foreword by: Janis Owens
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: H907
ISBN: 9780881465426
Availability: In stock
Price: $27.00
RISE AND SHINE! is an engaging, funny, and poignant memoir about a Southern son and his life’s relationship with food. Johnathon Barrett takes you on a decades-long journey of culinary exploration. Successfully melding those early days of learning the basics of Southern fare and later stretching his culinary skills, Barrett demonstrates in this narrative his formula for a successful casual dinner or a formal black tie affair. With several menus and 100 recipes ranging from down-home picnic offerings such as ‘Joyce’s Don’t Mess with Success Pimento Cheese’ to a magnificent platter of ‘Grouper Meunière,’ the author provides a wonderful array of delights for contemporary cooks. This culinary love letter to Barrett’s parents and other loved ones who raised him will make you laugh, maybe shed a tear, and fill your hearts with a renewed appreciation for the magic that can happen in a family’s kitchen.

The Place Setting : Timeless Tastes of the Mountain South, from Bright Hope to Frog Level: Second Serving
By author: Fred W. Sauceman
Product Code: H718
ISBN: 9780865549982
Product Format: Hardback
Availability: In stock
Price: $25.00
Popular food writer Fred Sauceman searched Southern Appalachia for the tastes that define and sustain the region's people. What he found will delight readers who join him on this journey. This second engaging collection of essays celebrates the dinners and diners of a region largely overlooked by the national food press.

The Place Setting: Timeless Tastes of the Mountain South, from Bright Hope to Frog Level
By author: Fred W. Sauceman
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: H710
ISBN: 9780865549906
Product Format: Hardback
Availability: Not currently available. (Backorder policy)
Price: $25.00
This book, the first of three volumes, chronicles a highly personal journey, with plenty of loafing stops along the way, through the hills and hollows of Southern Appalachia, in search of the tastes that define and sustain the region’s people. Join food writer Fred Sauceman as the sorghum syrup thickens in September, as the First Family of Country Music repeats the late summer ritual of making the vinegary, vegetable-packed relish called chow-chow in Virginia, and as ramps, audacious cousins to the green onion, first push through winter’s leaves on the forest floor near the Cherokee reservation in North Carolina. Learn pimento cheese techniques from octogenarian pharmacists, eat gas station pizza off a warm car hood, and revel in the simple but ingenious concoction called “Beans All the Way.”

The Place Setting: Timeless Tastes of the Mountain South, from Bright Hope to Frog Level:Thirds
By author: Fred W. Sauceman
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: H759
ISBN: 9780881461404
Product Format: Hardback
Availability: In stock
Price: $29.95
In the third and final volume of the series, The Place Setting: Timeless Tastes of the Mountain South, Fred Sauceman continues his exploration of Appalachian foodways. The book's geographical reach extends from the land of pepperoni rolls, created by Italian bakeries for coal miners in northern West Virginia, to downtown Chattanooga, Tennessee, where the Zarzour family, originally from the Middle East, has operated a Southern butter-bean-turnip-green diner since 1918.

The Proffitts of Ridgewood: An Appalachian Family’s Life in Barbecue
By author: Fred W. Sauceman
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: P550
ISBN: 9780881466270
Availability: In stock
Price: $20.00
Fresh hams cook slowly for eight hours over hickory wood as smoke drifts through Bullock’s Hollow in Northeast Tennessee. It’s a smell both ancient and alluring. The technique is as old as cooking itself. Gas and electricity play no part. Wood, fire, and smoke are the elements. Pressures to modernize are constant, but labor-intensive tradition prevails at Ridgewood Barbecue near Bluff City. The restaurant has been located at the same spot since 1948, and it has been owned and operated by the Proffitt family all that time. THE PROFFITTS OF RIDGEWOOD: AN APPALACHIAN FAMILY'S LIFE IN BARBECUE, by Fred W. Sauceman, tells a story of persistence, respect for tradition, and loyalty to the land.

The Second Bud: Deserting the City for a Farm Winery
By artist: Martha M. Ezzard
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: H875
ISBN: 9780881464559
Product Format: Hardback
Availability: In stock
Price: $25.00
Martha M. Ezzard and her physician husband John are among the pioneers in the movement of professionals trading busy city careers for a return to the land. While this story about saving a family farm is distinctly Southern, it typifies the national locally grown movement which has begun to sweep the country. Locally grown foods call for wines that are a taste of the local earth—what wine aficionados call the terroir, the soils and climate that give them unique flavors not found in California or Burgundy or anywhere other than, in this case, Tiger Mountain. The Ezzards undertook their risky wine growing venture in rural North Georgia where sweet tea has long been the drink of choice. John chose some unique European vinifera that would produce quality fruit in southeastern growing conditions, while Martha worried that she would be peddling such weird wine grapes out of the back of a pickup truck. Eventually, the forlorn looking sticks in the ground produced wines that won gold and silver medals in top east coast and California competitions.

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