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Grits: A Cultural and Culinary Journey Through the South by [Murray, Erin Byers]

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"Grits explores the culinary and cultural complexities of the humble grit with honest curiosity and enthusiasm. You will never look at a bowl of grits the same way. Buy this book today!"―Sean Brock, chef and author of Heritage

"Erin Byers Murray’s soul-stirring travelogue is essential reading for anyone looking to understand the origins and evolution of grits. She takes us from eastern North Carolina, where Cherokee women beat dried corn kernels to make mush a thousand years ago, to the sea islands of the South Carolina Lowcountry, where enslaved Africans in the 1800s cooked grits to nourish their families, to Oxford, Mississippi in the 21st century, where women restoring an old mill is an act of resistance to Big Agriculture. After reading Grits, we’ll always approach that bowl of creamy, nubbly corn grits with a fresh mindfulness―and absolute awe at their deliciousness!"―Matt Lee and Ted Lee, authors of The Lee Bros. Charleston Kitchen

"Grits is a delightful and authoritative look at the life and times of a familiar southern culinary staple. Murray shows how grits, created by Native American cooks, were eventually treasured by people from all walks of life in the American South: black, white, enslaved, free, poor, and wealthy. Along the journey, Murray introduces an interesting cast of characters―cooks, chefs, farmers, millers, scholars and vendors―who honor this venerable dish."―Adrian Miller, James Beard Foundation Book Award-winning author of Soul Food: The Surprising Story of an American Cuisine, One Plate at a Time

"Murray’s enlightening culinary tour will be of great interest to foodies and students of Southern history and culture."―Publishers Weekly

About the Author

Erin Byers Murray is a Nashville-based food writer and magazine editor. Her first book, Shucked: Life on a New England Oyster Farm, won the New England Society Book Award in 2012. In 2014, Erin collaborated with Boston Chef Jeremy Sewall to co-author The New England Kitchen: Fresh Takes on Seasonal Recipes; the cookbook was nominated for a James Beard cookbook award in the American Cooking category and won the New England Society of New York book award for a specialty book in 2015. Erin has been the recipient of the Les Dames d’Escoffier MFK Fisher Award for Excellence in Culinary Writing and her work has appeared in three editions of Best Food Writing as well as publications including Food & Wine, the Boston Globe, The Local Palate, Lucky Peach, Edible Boston,Modern Farmer, Wine & Spirits, the Huffington Post,, and more. Today, Erin is an editor and food writer for Nashville Lifestyles magazine.

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  • File Size: 3472 KB
  • Print Length: 288 pages
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press (November 6, 2018)
  • Publication Date: November 6, 2018
  • Sold by: Macmillan
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B079DW3C1Q
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #737,238 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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