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Nancie McDermott – Fruit: A Savor the South Cookbook

September 2, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Free
Fruit Cover— a white background with two persimmons on the front

Fruit collects a dozen of the South’s bountiful locally sourced fruits in a cook’s basket of fifty-four luscious dishes, savory and sweet. Demand for these edible jewels is growing among those keen to feast on the South’s natural pleasures, whether gathered in the wild or cultivated with care. Indigenous fruits here include blackberries, mayhaws, muscadine and scuppernong grapes, pawpaws, persimmons, and strawberries.
From old-school Grape Hull Pie to Mayhaw Jelly–Glazed Shrimp, McDermott’s recipes for these less common fruits are of remarkable interest—and incredibly tasty. The non-native fruits in the volume were eagerly adopted long ago by southern cooks, and they include damson plums, figs, peaches, cantaloupes, quince, and watermelons. McDermott gives them a delicious twist in recipes such as Fresh Fig Pie and Thai-Inspired Watermelon-Pineapple Salad.
McDermott also illuminates how the South—from the Great Smoky Mountains to the Lowcountry, from the Mississippi Delta to the Gulf Coast—encompasses diverse sub-regional culinary traditions when it comes to fruit. Her recipes, including a favorite piecrust, provide a treasury of ways to relish southern fruits at their ephemeral peak and to preserve them for enjoyment throughout the year.
Nancie McDermott is a North Carolina native, cooking teacher, and author of thirteen cookbooks, including Southern Cakes: Sweet and Irresistible Recipes for Everyday Celebrations.

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Date:
September 2, 2017
Time:
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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Website:
https://www.fearrington.com/event/nancie-mcdermott-fruit/

Venue

McIntyre’s Books
2000 Fearrington Village Center
Pittsboro, 27312 United States
Phone:
919-542-3030
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McIntyre’s Books
Phone:
919-542-3030
Email:
books@fearrington.com
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