Place Setting Tastes of the Mountain South
Journey through South Appalachia with the help of The Place Setting cookbook by Fred Sauceman. This signed edition cookbook features the timeless tastes of the Mountain South, from Bright Hope to Frog Level.
Format: Hardcover with dust jacket, 210 pages.
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Author: Fred W. Sauceman
Description: This book, the first of two 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 takes readers through a mountain hollow fragrant with hickory smoke from barbecued hams, NASCAR-enshrined burger bars, and an obscure steakhouse in the Smoky Mountain foothills where diners eat "Wormy Steaks" and pledge organ donation.
In a region largely overlooked by the national food press, we taste a square burger survivor at the last remaining Blue Circle, meet the dumpling diva, and tackle the chili-laden pork chop sandwich at the Snappy Lunch in Mount Airy, North Carolina.
Condition: Good condition.