For generations, North Carolinians have prepared and savored time-honored recipes that are as much a part of their tradition as boatbuilding and netmaking.
Here coastal cooks offer recipes that can’t be found in popular cookbooks or on restaurant menus.
But these cooks describe more than good food; they recount the heritage of the coast through stories, anecdotes, helpful tips, and historical fact.
Vignettes on each cook lend a historical perspective to these books, and the old-time recipes will be treasured for years to come.
You’ll also find a Collection of Healthy Coastal Recipes. Lean Beach Cuisine features 196 healthy recipes with detailed nutritional analysis for health-conscious people who love great food.
This is not a diet book, but a tool to be used in a healthy lifestyle change to food that is naturally wholesome but full-flavored and healthy.
The select cuisine includes international, traditional southern, Cajun, Mexican, Oriental, and Italian favorites and is designed to be lean and healthy!
We’ve assembled a fantastic selection of Coastal Cook Books by authors from Coastal NC.
Choose from Coastal Cook Books with great coastal recipes!
In 27 years overseas I could be said to have eaten my way around the world from the best restaurants in Paris to the smallest Hawker stall in Singapore. Along the way, I picked up tips and recipes which have been adapted and distilled into my own style, one which we share with our guests at the Carolina Bed & Breakfast as well as with our family and friends. In this cookbook, I am sharing it with you as well.
OUR FAMILY TABLE: RECIPES & LESSONS FROM A LIFE ABROAD is a beautifully crafted book filled with more than 100 easy-to-prepare recipes for everything from entertaining to family meals. Enjoy recipes such as Peach Soup (pg. 10), French Eggs in Puff Pastry (pg. 43), Carolina Stuffed Mushrooms (pg. 56), Greek Lemon Chicken , and Cranberry Pistachio Biscotti
The Southern Harvest Cookbook: Recipes Celebrating Four Seasons
The southern garden produces delights in all four seasons, from asparagus to tomatoes, apples to collard greens. Make use of the bounty of your garden or farmers’ market with new twists on familiar favorites. Recipes for Apple Radish Salad and Bacon Apple Burgers break up a fall parade of crisps and crumbles. Instead of roasting, make Whiskey Braised Sweet Potatoes or Sweet Potato Peanut Stew and add greens to Shrimp and Grits. Recipes for preserving herbs, pickling peaches and berry jams mean that your harvest will never go to waste. Let experienced gardener and cook Cathy Cleary walk you through four seasons of fresh, flavorful cooking.
The warmth of the oven and the smell of fresh-baked bread conjure comforting memories of tradition and place.
Aside from being a staple on every table in the South, these breads and their recipes detail the storied history of the region. Biscuits emerged from Native American and European traditions.
Cornbread, with its vast variety, is a point of debate among Southerners over which recipe yields the most delicious results. The hushpuppy, developed possibly to quiet whining dogs, is a requirement for any true catfish or barbecue meal.
Author Chris Holaday and top culinary instructor Marilyn Markel offer the mouthwatering history, famous recipes and heartwarming stories of Southerners in their kitchens.
The Magnolia Collection Cookbook
The Magnolia Collection weaves a tapestry of recipes for gracious entertaining. Original dishes intertwine with bits of art, “old master” recipes, the bare no time to cook essentials, and selected cuisine from other regions – all lightly spiced with the distinct flavors of the South.