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Seasoned in the South

Recipes from Crook's Corner and from Home

By Bill Smith; Preface by Lee Smith
Paperback / softback, 272 pages
ISBN: 9781565125506 (1565125509)
Published by Algonquin Books
$14.95(US)

about Seasoned in the South

This expanded edition of Bill Smith's acclaimed cookbook features seasonal menus, like Supper at the Beach, Fourth of July Picnic, A Christmas Eve Supper, New Year's Day Brunch, along with twenty tantalizing new recipes.

Crook’s Corner has gained national renown since it opened its doors in 1982. The New York Times called it “sacred ground for Southern foodies.” Bon Appétit called it “a legend.” Travel & Leisure described it as “ country cookin’ gone cool.” A reviewer for the Washington Post said, “the food is consistently outstanding, sort of nouvelle down home.” And Delta Sky magazine declared it “the best place to eat in Chapel Hill, in North Carolina and possibly on Earth.”

For more than a decade, Bill Smith has brought his intuitive and inspired approach to cooking to one of the South’s liveliest and most innovative kitchens. Structured around the seasons and the freshest seasonal foods, Seasoned in the South offers up Smith’s marvelously uncomplicated recipes— Tomato and Watermelon Salad, Fried Green Tomatoes with Sweet Corn and Lemon Beurre Blanc, Pork Roast with Artichoke Stuffing, and his signature dish, Honeysuckle Sorbet—the new bistro food of the South.
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about Bill Smith

Bill Smith has served as chef at Crook’s Corner for more than a decade. His essays have been featured in newspapers and on radio and television, and his recipes have been selected for 150 Best American Recipes and Food & Wine Magazine’s Best of the Best.
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about Lee Smith

Lee Smith is the author of sixteen previous books of fiction, including the bestselling novels Fair and Tender Ladies and The Last Girls, winner of the Southern Book Critics Circle Award. Also the recipient of the 1999 Academy Award in Fiction from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, she lives in Hillsborough, North Carolina. Her website is www.leesmith.com.


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