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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 104 pages
  • Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press (September 10, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 080783579X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0807835791
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 5.7 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #473,544 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"A book for readers who can't get enough of pecans."
-Library Journal

"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."
-Austin Chronicle

"[Pecans and Buttermilk] are clearly written and easy to follow.... Both books offer an enticing mix of recipes."
-Baton Rouge Advocate

"[A] paean to pecans. . . . yum."
-Atlanta Journal-Constitution 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?"
-Booklist

"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 blog

"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.

More About the Author

I'm a reporter, editor and columnist for The Charlotte Observer, specializing in food coverage. I have more than 30 years' experience in newspapers, and more than 20 years focused on food coverage. I'm a longtime member of the Association of Food Journalists and the Southern Foodways Alliance, and I'm a committee member for the James Beard Foundation. I specialize in food in the American South.

Customer Reviews

The recipes are mouth-watering and easy to follow.
Tony E.Eggleston
Short and to the point, a very informative book and an easy read.
C. Teixeira
To be honest, this is a cookbook I'd hoped to write one day.
A NORTH CAROLINA READER

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By sarah on October 28, 2012
Format: Hardcover
This cookbook is awesome, it motivated me to try something new. I liked the variety of different recipes and I found it very easy to follow. I can't wait to share some of these dishes with relatives over the holidays.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A NORTH CAROLINA READER on November 27, 2012
Format: Hardcover
To be honest, this is a cookbook I'd hoped to write one day. But if anyone had to beat me to it, I'm glad it was Kathleen Purvis, Food Editor of THE CHARLOTTE OBSERVER. In this little book of 50+ recipes, Kathi wastes no time getting down to business. She tells us how to pronounce "pecan," chronicles the history of America's best native nut, even tells us the best way to crack it. Then she's on to the recipes dishing up some golden oldies with a new twist as well as dozens of recipes entirely new to me: Smoky Garlic-Mustard Pecans . . . Sweet Heat Sriracha Pecans . . . Bourbon-Orange Pecans -- party-perfect nibbles as well as ideal candidates for my Christmas gift baskets. I'm eyeing her "mains" for Christmas dinner, too, and have about decided on Pecan-Stuffed Chicken Breasts. On the other hand, Pecan-Stuffed Game Hens sound mighty tempting, ditto Honey-Pecan Chicken. Sides? Cornbread Dressing with Pecans and Apples sounds fabulous. As for sweets, there's an embarassment of riches and being a fool for dulce de leche, my eye went straight to Kathi's Leche Queimada candy. What makes PECANS so enjoyable is that Kathi Purvis writes with verve, grace, humor, and not least, accuracy. Qualties all too rare among today's food writers as are recipes that have been carefully tested. The University of North Carolina Press had the great good sense to choose Kathi Purvis to introduce its popular new SAVOR THE SOUTH series. And here's a secret: She's already hard at work on book two for that series: BOURBON. Can't wait to get my hands on that one. Meanwhile, I'll happily cook my way straight through PECANS.
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By Nancy on June 12, 2013
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The book arrived in a timely manner and it was packaged in such a way that it was in perfect shape when it arrived.
I flipped through the book and looked at random recipes. It made me rush into the kitchen and start cooking right away.
I will be purchasing more copies for Christmas presents.
Being from GA, I loved reading the author's recollections and her stories about her family.
Great book to add to my collection.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Tony E.Eggleston on January 20, 2013
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The recipes are mouth-watering and easy to follow. I enjoyed the cookbook so much that I bought six more for family and friends who like to cook as much as I do!
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By C. Teixeira on January 13, 2013
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Short and to the point, a very informative book and an easy read. Bought it for the wife and she loved it.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Dawn K on November 17, 2012
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I can't wait for the rest of the series.
My husband bought me the first 2 as a birthday present and it was a wonderful surprise.
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