Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Book Review: Farm Fresh Southern Cooking by Tammy Algood
I like how the recipes are grouped, within each category, by type of produce. For example, you'll find recipes for Fresh Baked Eggplant and Balsamic Grilled Eggplant on the same page. The food photography, too, is pretty enough to make your mouth water! I appreciated how the author promoted local businesses and farmers' markets and would enjoy visiting some of them in the future.
While this is a fun cookbook to browse through, I don't know that I'll be trying many of the recipes myself. Most of them are a bit out of my family's "comfort zone" since, for better or worse, we tend to stay with flavor profiles and preparation techniques with which we're already familiar. However, I would definitely eat some of these foods if I found them in a restaurant - or on your table, if I were invited over for supper!
I was provided with a complimentary copy of this book by Thomas Nelson Publishers. All of the opinions expressed in this post are my own and I was not compensated for this review in any other way.