This is a stunning coffee-table book with 70 recipes and 80 full-color, full-page, photos. Do not look here for your simple, basic, traditional recipes. Rather you will find them here dramatically enhanced – “Grilled Corn” includes coconut and peanuts among the ingredients, and the pulled pork sandwich, for example, requires a peach! And it is not just one recipe after another. Organized by the four seasons, with succinct commentary on each, the text briefly wanders from place to place and memory to memory. That makes sense. It is written by a woman, Lauren Angelucci McDuffie, whose credentials include an award-winning blog, Honey and Harvest, and work as a professional photographer and free-lance writer. She is from Richmond, Kentucky, lived in Southwest Virginia, and now resides in Indianapolis.
San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 2019. 255 pages with an index and 80 full-color, full-page photographs. Hardback with pictorial cover