Mississippi Memories Cookbook
Mississippi Memories Cookbook presents classic American cooking from the Heartland to the Louisiana Bayou. Rick Rodgers teamed with the Delta Queen Steamboat Company to bring you this memorable cookbook. Here is riverboat cuisine at its best.
Format: Hardcover with dust jacket, 188 pages.
Publisher: Hearst Books
Author: Rick Rodgers, Delta Queen Steamboat Co.
Description: Mississippi Memories recaptures the sumptuous traditions of riverboat hospitality with more than 100 classic American recipes. In the old days, as hundreds of stately paddle wheelers worked the river, they also carried the foods and recipes from all the ports of call, helping to create America's highly original, hybridized cuisine -- from heady Louisiana-style cooking to traditional southern favorites and hearty fare from the country's heartland.
In this Mississippi Memories cookbook, Rick Rodgers takes a leisurely trip along the Mississippi as it winds its way from the hills of Missouri to the wetlands of Louisiana. Along the way he cooks up fine American dishes, such as Roast Duck and Wild Rice Soup, Savory Corn Fritters, Spicy Chicken with Buttermilk Gravy, Jambalaya Pasta, Churchill Downs Burgoo, Apple Orchard Cole Slaw, and Peanut Butter Cake with Chocolate-Peanut Frosting. While old-time paddle-wheeler chefs had to ply the river searching for the right ingredients, you can easily make these recipes from food available in any grocery store.
In "Pushing Off," you'll find appetizer, soup, and beverage recipes like Oven Bobby-Cued Shrimp, Lean Turkey Gumbo, Toasted Ravioli with Tomato Gravy Dip, and refreshing Lemon Julepade. Next comes 'The Captain's Bridge" with main dishes like Roast Turkey with Bourbon Gravy, Smoked Trout and Potato Patties with Horseradish Sauce, and Crescent City Red Beans, Sausage, and Rice.
"Roundin' the Bend" is devoted to salads and side dishes, such as The Hill Potato and Artichoke Salad, Macaroni and Blue Cheese Salad, Spicy Oven Fries, and Garlic Mashed Taters and Swedes. In "Pilot's Delight," you can treat yourself to breadbasket favorites like Limpa, a lightly spiced rye bread, Sweet Potato Angel Biscuits, Grandma Dunbar's Sugar-Crust Coffee Cake, and Feather-Light Hush Puppies.
Finally, in "Weighing Anchor," top off your meal with luscious Blackberry-Caramel Bread Pudding, Berry-Apple Cobbler, Gingerbread Stout Cake, or Best-Ever Strawberry Shortcake.
Throughout, Rodgers includes preparation tips, helpful advice on ingredients, and delightful odds and ends about the Mississippi and its remarkable role in American life. Classic vintage photographs depict the beauty and spirit of bygone days, turning a cookbook into a keepsake that captures the heart and soul of the American heritage.
Condition: Good condition.