A Southern guide to scratch cooking--over 150 recipes for pantry essentials and modern twists on traditional recipes.
Build your own from-scratch Southern pantry with recipes for flavorful bases: From pickles and relishes to jams and spreads, sauces and vinegars, and more, you'll find recipes for 50 key pantry essentials with tips and information on how to use them. From there, Ashley English opens up a world of Southern cuisine by sharing ideas and recipes that incorporate those base recipes. Have a batch of Dill Pickles? Make Fried Dill Pickles with Sorghum Mayo. Not sure what to do with that Muscadine Jelly? Make some Pork Meatballs with a Muscadine Glaze. With recipes for grits, buttermilk biscuits, BBQ sauce, bacon, and more you'll discover the flavors of southern Appalachia.
“"Starting with the delicious fundamentals of the southern Appalachian larder, Ashley first fills your pantry with the goods, then shows you how to turn them into a bountiful table of delights. A born teacher with a storyteller's charm, her directions are both fun, clear, and will make you capable in no time. And nothing could inspire you more than Johnny Autry's luscious photos, so roll up your sleeves, and get down to scratch!"—Ronni Lundy, author of Victuals “Southern from Scratch is sure to become one of the definitive, essential volumes on the cuisine of the American South. A culmination of Ashley English's own history and the region that shaped her, this book is packed with fundamental recipes that will wow you with flavor while always teaching you something new. Ashley shares her skill with such generosity and warmth, inviting us into her Appalachian kitchen with every breathtaking page.”—Alana Chernila, author of Eating from the Ground Up and The Homemade Pantry “With Southern from Scratch, Ashley English teaches her readers how to create a culinary ecosystem bursting with flavorful, hardworking condiments, preserves, and baked goods that flow seamlessly into simple snacks, easy meals, and company dishes. While grounded in the Southern tradition, if your love language is food, this book is for you.”—Marisa McClellan, author of Naturally Sweet Food in Jars “Very rarely does a cookbook make your heart warm and your mouth water at the same. Southern from Scratch finds the soul and comfort of both place and food.”—Brent Ridge and Josh Kilmer-Purcell, Beekman 1802 Almanac”