This follow-up to The Foster's Market Cookbook offers new simple, spruced-up recipes from the author's North Carolina gourmet takeout shops. In the tradition of Martha Stewart, with whom Foster coauthored the previous book and worked as a chef in the '80s, the effortlessly elegant food also reflects Foster's Southern background, with its prevalence of sweet potatoes, cornmeal and black-eyed peas. Flavorful marinades, fresh herbs and seasonal ingredients maximize taste for quick meals on the grill or hands-off roasts. Numerous salsas and sides enliven each plate, and alternatives "for all seasons" to standards, like Twice-Baked Potatoes, Rice Pilaf, and Sautéed Shrimp, provide year-round variety. Desserts are unfussy crowd-pleasers such as Mom's Apple Cobbler with Buttermilk Biscuit Topping, and Individual Chocolate Pudding Cakes. Sidebars on "Basics" and "Tricks of My Trade" share tips on techniques, shortcuts and gadgets. Busy cooks will learn to love leftovers when delicious Slow-Roasted Pork Shoulder is transformed into spicy Green Chili, and Skillet Cornbread becomes rustic Panzanella, an Italian bread salad. This is homey, American food with a kick, sure to appeal to cooks in search of easy ways to revitalize their repertoire. 160 color photos. (May 24)
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Received item promptly and it was as described. Thank you!Published 6 months ago by Nancy A. English
Book arrived on time in excellent condition. Recipes are fantastic. Have tried several and they all have a very good flavor and are easy to make.Published 6 months ago by Ms. E
I love Foster's Cook Books! Her recipes are just as the title says...
"Fresh and Everyday"...not complicated.
It came beautifully and quickly. What a great book. I am looking forward to making many of these wonderful looking recipies. ThanksPublished on June 21, 2013 by L. Matsuoka
This cook book has become my bible. Every recipe has turned out tasting great, and looking just like the photo. Sara uses citrus and fresh herbs with amazing results. Read morePublished on December 23, 2009 by Susan Aikman