April 15, 2010
April 15, 2010
Essays examine Nashville’s obsession with hot chicken and the South’s passion for congealed foods. There are stories of green tomatoes frying over a campfire in the Cumberland Mountains of Tennessee and tea cakes baking for Easter in Louisiana. In a chapter on immigrant cooking, writers visit the Mississippi Delta where a Chinese family fries pork rinds in a wok and a Lebanese restaurant serves baklava alongside coconut cream pie. Alan Deutschman, a self-described “Jewish Yankee,” chronicles his search for the perfect country ham. Barbara Kingsolver extols on the joys of eating sustainably. Sara Roahen writes a veritable love letter to the venerable New Orleans Sazerac. Kevin Young delights with his “Ode to Chicken,” and Donna Tartt treats us to what else but bourbon. Cornbread Nation 5 is a feast for the eyes, and if you’re not hungry or thirsty when you pick up this book, you will be when you put it down.
Barbecue, biscuits, and bourbon: in Volume 5 from the Southern Foodways Alliance, 70+ poems and essays about the foods of the American South bring an entire culture to life. From tea cakes to squirrel to fried Coca-Cola, and with lots of fried chicken and collard greens, the range is enormous. The contributions cover not only the food but its relationship to the people who eat it, and to the landscape it comes from.
Genre: Social Science
Sub-Genre: Regional + Ethnic / American / Southern States, Essays
- Genre: Social Science
- Subgenre: Essays, Regional + Ethnic / American / Southern States
- Publisher: Univ of Georgia Pr
- Pages: 314
- Language: English
- Release Date: April 15, 2010
- Author: Fred William Sauceman
- Online Item #: 12159815
- Store Item Number (DPCI): 248-39-4491
- ISBN: 9780820335070
- Item can be gift wrapped.
- Made in the USA or Imported