"A book for readers who can't get enough of pecans."
"Recipes are well-written, easy to follow, and broken into nice, neat chapters. . . . Pack this little book in a box. . . and ship it to your favorite cook. You'll be a holiday hero."
] are clearly written and easy to follow.... Both books offer an enticing mix of recipes."
-Baton Rouge Advocate
"[A] paean to pecans. . . . yum."
Best of 2012
"The food editor of the Charlotte Observer
, Purvis follows a familiar format with 52 recipes, a chatty preface, and conversational notes about every dish. Who could not laugh out loud over [Purvis's] story of a consumer looking for pecan meats, insistent that just plain old pecans wouldn't do?"
"SAVOR THE SOUTH-designed to give Dixie's most time-honored ingredients their due."
-Garden & Gun
"We love the total immersion in the 'one ingredient' profile."
-Creative Loafing Atlanta
"Make it Southern. [SAVOR THE SOUTH] explores and celebrates Southern ingredients and cooking."
-Raleigh News & Observer
"A joyful--and very tasty--tribute to the ubiquitous Southern nut."
-Grand Forks Herald
"My only complaint with Pecans
? I wanted more. Not only more recipes but also more of the history, legend, and lore that Purvis makes such fun to read."
-Jean Anderson Cooks
"One of the foremost voices in southern food writing celebrates the South's iconic nut--and does it proud."--Damon Lee Fowler, author of Classical Southern Cooking
and The Savannah Cookbook
"Kathleen Purvis is one of the South's finest food writers and in Pecans
, she celebrates one of the region's most distinctive ingredients. If you are a pecan lover, as I am, you will find this collection of approachable recipes and entertaining lore invaluable."--Karen Barker, author of Sweet Stuff: Karen Barker's American Desserts
From the Inside Flap
Kathleen Purvis teaches readers how to find, store, cook, and enjoy pecans, the American nut. Pecans includes fifty-two recipes, ranging from traditional to inventive, from uniquely southern to distinctly international, including Bourbon-Orange Pecans, Buttermilk-Pecan Chicken, Pecan Pralines, and Leche Quemada. In addition to the recipes, Purvis delights readers with the pecan's culinary history and its intimate connections with southern culture and foodways. Headnotes for the recipes offer humorous personal stories and preparation tips.