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MelMM | Feb 19, 202008:10 AM     6

Our March Cookbook of the Month will be VICTUALS by Ronni Lundy. I'm excited about this book as it covers a regional Southern cuisine that hasn't gotten as much attention as that of other parts of the South.

"Winner of the James Beard Foundation Book of the Year Award and Best Book, American Cooking, Victuals is an exploration of the foodways, people, and places of Appalachia. Written by Ronni Lundy, regarded as the most engaging authority on the region, Victuals guides us through the surprisingly diverse history--and vibrant present--of food in the Mountain South. Victuals explores the diverse and complex food scene of the Mountain South through recipes, stories, traditions, and innovations. Each chapter explores a specific defining food or tradition of the region--such as salt, beans, corn (and corn liquor). The essays introduce readers to their rich histories and the farmers, curers, hunters, and chefs who define the region's contemporary landscape. Sitting at a diverse intersection of cuisines, Appalachia offers a wide range of ingredients and products that can be transformed using traditional methods and contemporary applications. Through 80 recipes and stories gathered on her travels in the region, Lundy shares dishes that distill the story and flavors of the Mountain South."
https://www.amazon.com/dp/080418674X/...

Use this thread for discussion of the book and your preparations to cook from it. Reporting threads will be posted on March 1.

To see how we arrived at this selection, visit our nomination thread here:
https://www.chowhound.com/post/march-...
There was no voting thread this month (the reasoning behind this can be found in the nomination thread).

There is still plenty of time to cook from our February selections, Kachka and Supra.
https://www.chowhound.com/post/februa...

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