From the Back Cover
CRESCENT DRAGONWAGON IS THE ALICE WATERS OF THE OZARKS . . .
turning out a nightly stream of creations wherein the best of country and city converge. -House Beautiful
Consistently rated one of America's ten best country inns, Dairy Hollow House in Eureka Springs, Arkansas, is celebrated for a unique cuisine built on such traditional country ingredients as farm fresh chicken, wild mushrooms, greens, dried beans, and summer's berries. Now in over 200 recipes, chef and owner Crescent Dragonwagon shares all her soup-making, bread-baking, and salad-tossing wisdom in a cookbook that's as gutsy and distinctive as a steaming bowl of gumbo-in five variations. Welcome.
Along with being an innkeeper and chef, Crescent Dragonwagon is a cooking teacher, award-winning children's book writer, and author of four cookbooks including THE DAIRY HOLLOW HOUSE COOKBOOK. She and her husband, Neal Shank, live at the innkeeper's house at Dairy Hollow in Eureka Springs, Arkansas.
A SEASON OF SOUPS . . .
Chicken Soup with Forest Mushrooms
Mussel Soup Dublin
Autumn Cream of Onion Soup with Brandy and Cider
RosS and Apple Velvet Soup
Deep December Cream of Root Soup
Wintery Chicken and Pasta Soup
Hillbilly Many-Bean Soup
Winter Borscht . la Vielle Russe
Asparagus and White Wine Soup
Chicken and Rice Soup with Fresh Spring Vegetables
Chilled Strawberry Soup with CrSme Fraiche
Gingered Fresh Pea Soup with Snow Peas and Water Chestnuts
Chilled Corn Chowder with Dill and Scallions
Peach Soup with Almonds
Augusta's Chilled Tomato Soup with Basil Cream
AND A BASKET OF BREADS
Herbed Mezzaluna Bread
Skillet-sizzled Buttermilk Cornbread
Slightly Fanatic Whole Grain Bread
Custom-Made Biscuits As You Like Them
About the Author
Crescent Dragonwagon, the author of the James Beard Award-winning Passionate Vegetarian, The Cornbread Gospels, Dairy Hollow House Soup & Bread Cookbook, many children’s books, and two novels, is now working on The Bean Book, which will be published by Workman in 2010. For 18 years she was innkeeper/chef/ owner of Dairy Hollow House, an acclaimed country inn in Eureka Spring, Arkansas, which she owned with her late husband, Ned.
Dragonwagon has the distinction of having prepared cornbread for a president (Bill Clinton), titled royalty (Princess Elizabeth of Yugoslavia), a world-renowned feminist (Betty Friedan) and a World Series of Poker champion (Stephen Zolotow). She teaches "trans-genre" writing workshops around the world, and has appeared on Good Morning America, Today, TVFN, & CNN.
She lives, writes, cooks, gardens, and blogs in a 1795 home near Saxtons River, Vermont ... under the supervision of her tabby cat, Cattywhompus.