Southern Soups & Stews: More Than 75 Recipes from Burgoo and Gumbo to Etouffée and Fricassee
Southern Soups and Stews: Home cooks throughout the American South treasure time-honored recipes for hearty soups and satisfying stews savored year after year. Often passed down through the generations, the southern soups and stews detailed in this book are cherished and shared at family gatherings, holiday feasts, and community suppers throughout the seasons. These recipes serve up soups and stews seasoned with history—from Nathalie Dupree’s Lowcountry Okra and Shrimp Gumbo to Summer Squash Soup with Black Pepper and Thyme, to Collard Greens with Pot Likker and Dumplings—offering us a glimpse of how people farmed, cooked, and continue to celebrate life over time.
Here’s a fun fact about Southern Soups and Stews: it was a finalist in the IACP (International Association of Culinary Professionals) 2016 Cookbook Awards! “Considered the gold standard among cookbook awards, IACP’s Cookbook Awards have been presented for more than 25 years to promote quality and creativity in writing and publishing and to expand the public’s awareness of culinary literature.” Southern Soups and Stews was one of three finalists in the “American cookbook” category, focusing on ethnic, cultural, or regional cooking in the United States.
The Cookbook Basics:
Paperback (8 x 8.9 inches), 176 pages
75+ recipes, numerous color photos
My next-to-try recipes: Blue Ridge Mountain Wild Mushroom Bisque; Collard Greens with Pot Likker and Dumplings; Marcelle Bienvenu’s Shrimp and Egg Gumbo
About the author:
Nancie McDermott is a food writer and cooking teacher and the author of ten cookbooks. Her passion is researching and celebrating traditional food in its cultural context, and her beloved subjects are two seemingly different places with much in common: Asia and the American South. Nancie gained her Southern kitchen wisdom as a Piedmont North Carolina native, and her Asian culinary research commenced soon after college when she was sent to northeastern Thailand as a Peace Corps volunteer.