Lee Bailey's Southern Food Plantation Houses Cookbook
Lee Bailey's Southern Food and Plantation Houses Cookbook is a visually stunning cookbook with equally stunning recipes. Salt Corn Bread Crust, Gumbo Pot Pie, Bourbon-Mint Ice Cream, and more southern recipe favorites are featured here by Bailey. We adore his books and love his unique food combinations and memorable recipes.
Format: Hardcover with dust jacket, 176 pages.
Publisher: Clarkson N. Potter, Inc./Publishers
Author: Lee Bailey and Pilgrimage Garden Club
Description: Over the years, Lee Bailey has often visited Natchez, Mississippi, home of his favorite Aunt Freddie and her family. And on every visit he has been struck anew by the warmth and charm of the place, and by the fresh, wonderful food to be savored there. So it was that on a recent trip he decided to put together the best recipes of Natchez into menus and photograph them in nineteen of the city's majestic antebellum plantations. Mr. Bailey enlisted the help of the Pilgrimage Garden Club, which has been organizing tours of these homes since 1932, and the result is a glorious celebration of Natchez and its long tradition of great American cooking.
Simple and satisfying, the food of Natchez makes use of an abundance of fresh fruits and vegetables, game, river fish, and seafood from the Gulf. Consider such delicacies as Pan-Sauteed Catfish Fillets with Parsley-Pecan Sauce; Tarragon Creamed River Shrimp and Chicken; Roast Venison with Hunter's Sauce; Gumbo Pot Pie with Salt Corn Bread Crust; Sweet Potato Biscuits; Corn and Oyster Chowder; Deep-Dish Dewberry Pie with Cream; and Bourbon-Mint Ice Cream.
Some of the recipes are traditional and others are updated versions of down-home favorites. There are casual lunches under the trees, elegant dinners in the library, Sunday suppers and fish frys, barbecues, buffets, a hunt breakfast, and more -- all photo -- graphed in lush surroundings that remind us of a time when the pace of life was slower and entertaining was gracious and dignified.
Natchez, Mississippi, is truly a special place, beautiful and rich with history. In Lee Bailey's Southern Food and Plantation Houses we glimpse its past and gain a new appreciation for the food that has been beloved of Southerners for more than 150 years.
Condition: Good condition. Jacket flap is clipped.
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