Flavors of the Florida Keys
Enjoy more than 200 recipes inside the Flavors of the Florida Keys cookbook. Standouts like Hogfish Bar and Grill Killer Hogfish Sandwich, Stone Crab and Artichoke Dip, Alma's Key Lime mango Partfait with Key Lime Cookies are just a few of the regional recipes you'll find inside Flavors of Florida Keys.
Format: Hardcover with dust jacket, 271 pages.
Copyright: 2010. First Edition
Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Press
Author: Linda Gassenheimer
Description: The sun-drenched Florida Keys area necklace of islands stretching more than a hundred miles southwest from the tip of the state, and have become the crossroads of Caribbean, European, and American cultures. Linda Gassenheimer, South Florida's nationally known food writer, has been visiting the Keys for decades and has seen them transform from a sleepy chain of islands to a sophisticated culinary destination. The islands chefs have an unusually rich bounty of ingredients at hand from the Caribbean's array of seafood, as well as locally grown coconuts, pineapples, tomatoes, citrus, and melons. In The Flavors of the Florida Keys, Linda Gassenheimer brings this distinctive corner of America to your kitchen with over two hundred recipes that range from the humble Bahamian Conch Chowder to the sophisticated Crab Cakes with Pommery Mustard Sauce to the perfect, light as a feather Key Lime Pie, of many key lime desserts.
In her quest for the best of the Keys' recipes, Gassenheimer has traveled from waterfront beach shacks to resort dining rooms. Along the way she has collected stories from the men and women behind the recipes -- the eccentric artists and writers, local fishermen, and the bon vivants captured by the magical atmosphere of the Keys. Your dinner companions include chef Doug Shook from the acclaimed Louie's Backyard; Elena Spottswood, member of one of the original Conch families, who shares her recipe for a perfect Cuban Mojito; and Wolfgang Birk, whose Ocean Bounty serves up an abundance of superlative seafood from the surrounding seas. Travel the Keys with Gassenheimer's book by your side, and discover its hidden treasures and its colorful history; keep a copy stove-side to bring the sunlight and spirit of the Keys to your dining table. It is hard to imagine more informed and entertaining dinner companions than Gassenheimer and the chefs and other characters from the Keys that she introduces.
Condition: Good condition.