Martha's Vineyard Cookbook
Martha's Vineyard Cookbook contains a selection of over 250 recipes and lore from the famous island in New England.
Format: Softcover, 338 pages.
Publisher: Globe Pequot Press
Author: Louise Tate King & Jean Stewart Wexler
Description: Through the centuries, inhabitants of the tiny triangular island known as Martha's Vineyard have harvested the bounty of its vine-covered land and the ocean that surrounds it.
The Wampanoag Indians cultivated corn and lima beans and combined them to create succotash. English and Scottish whaling wives used the cranberries that still flourish in the lowland bogs to make jellies, relishes, puddings, and cakes. Portuguese women, who settled on the island with their fishermen husbands, served up chowders with a southern European flavor.
This comprehensive cookbook contains more than 250 authentic recipes that reflect the culinary heritage of these groups and of more recent arrivals. The thirteen chapters include "Shellfish," "Meat, Game, and Poultry," "Vegetables and Salads," "Cakes, Cookies, and Breads," and "Portuguese Cookery," all interspersed with fascinating tidbits and tales about the Vineyard's past and present.
New to this edition are six delicious and wholesome salads including Squeezed Cucumber Salad; Arugula, Tomato, and Feta Cheese Salad; and Grapefruit and Red Onion Salad. The authors have also added a new chapter on the West Tisbury Farmers' Market, with recipes contributed by residents who sell their homemade and homegrown goods there.
With ample portions of Vineyard lore and recipes ranging from savory to sweet, this delightful cookbook captures the flavor of New England.
Condition: Good condition.
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