Our Favorite Cookbooks

An Everlasting Meal:  Cooking with Economy and Grace by Tamar Adler (I love this book and pick it up often to enjoy Tamar’s graceful writing, sense of comfort and excellent advice on how to prepare a variety of foods.  She has many suggestions for making the most out of all our food resources. I highly recommend this one for everyone.)

On Food and Cooking: The Science and Lore of the Kitchen AND Keys to Good Cooking:  A Guide to Making the Best of Foods and Recipes by Harold McGee  (Both of these are great resources to understand the “why” so you are not limited to following others’ recipes.)

Our Family Table:  Recipes & Lesson from a Life Abroad by Susan H. Murray.  Susan is one of our charming innkeepers in Asheville.  She and her husband, James, welcome guests at the Carolina Bed & Breakfast in the historic Montford District.  We have partnered with them on a Sandy Mush Fall Farms and Artisans Tour package for their inn, and they are a lovely couple with wonderful stories of travel adventures.  Susan is an excellent cook, and the recipes in this book are perfect for entertaining.

Recipes from America’s Small Farms: Fresh Ideas for the Season’s Bounty by Joanne Lam Hayes and Lori Stein  (I highly recommend this if you are a member of a CSA!  Farmers, Chef, and members of Community supported Agriculture invite you to share the harvest.    Each chapter provides details about the history, characteristics, and nutritional qualities of specific fruits and vegetables.  Cooking techniques, useful sidebars, and a glossary make this book an indispensable resource.)

The Fresh Honey Cookbook by Laurey Masterton  (84 recipes from a beekeeper’s kitchen with insights into the art of beekeeping.)

The Kentucky Bourbon Cookbook by Albert W.A Schmid

Tupelo Honey Cafe: Spirited Recipes from Asheville’s New South Kitchen by Elizabeth Sims with Chef Brian Sonoskus

The Moosewood Restaurant Kitchen Garden: Creative Gardening for the Adventurous Cook by David Hirsch

The Art of Simple Food I And II by Alice Waters (Simple and delicious every time!)

The Fannie Farmer Cookbook  (The classic)

Smokehouse Ham, Spoon Bread, & Scuppernong Wine:  The Folklore and Art of Southern Appalachian Cooking by Joseph E. Dabney


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