Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Farm Fresh Southern Living by Tammy Algood

This is a beautiful, soft cover cookbook full of delicious recipes of the south using fresh ingredients found from the garden, u-pick farms and road side stands.
You'll find lots of photographs of the recipes on many of the pages.  The author always includes a small blurb above the recipe highlighting her feelings about the meal, how often she makes it, how she serves it, etc.
Another treat to this cookbook is that it highlights those fresh farm ingredients.  There is an entire page dedicated to honey, which local southern farm sells it and lots of interesting things about that ingredient. You'll find highlights on cucumbers, goat cheese, peaches, tomatoes, onions, pecans, grits and grains, pumpkins, blueberries and many more items. 
Scattered throughout the book, are names, addresses and websites of some great farms and farmer's markets located throughout the South.  I only wish I wasn't so far off here in the Pacific Northwest!  Despite that this book focuses on southern cooking and southern farmer's markets, I love the recipes and the farm fresh foods that were used.  The photos were great, too.  No matter where you live in the U.S., you can find great farm fresh ingredients to make any recipe in this book.  If you love food, then you'll also enjoy reading about those highlighted ingredients. That really made this cookbook a keeper for me!
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.

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