The Southern Vegetarian Cookbook: 100 Down-Home Recipes for the Modern Table
Publish Date: 2013-05-21
Author: Justin Fox Burks;Amy Lawrence
Also check out Justin and Amy's brand-new book, The Chubby Vegetarian: 100 Inspired Vegetable Recipes for the Modern Table (Susan Schadt Press, 2016).
Anyone not adequately acquainted with the South's true culinary terrain might struggle with the idea of a Southern vegetarian. Because isn't the South one big feast of meaty indulgence? Don't vegetables play a supporting role to fried chicken and bacon on a Southern table? Justin Fox Burks and Amy Lawrence turn that notion on its head by recasting garden bounty as the headlining act on a plate. In a region distinguished by ideal growing conditions and generations of skilled farmers, Southern-style vegetarian cooking is not only possible, it's a pursuit brimming with vine-ripened possibility. Grab a chair in Burks and Lawrence's kitchen and discover modern recipes that evoke the flavors of traditional Southern cooking, with techniques and ingredients loved so dearly throughout the region:
Lemon Zest and Thyme Pimento Cheese
Grilled Watermelon and Tomato Salad with Honey Lime Vinaigrette
Okra Fritters with Creole Mustard Sauce
Vegetarian Red Beans and Rice with Andouille Eggplant
Roast Beet Salad with Sea Salt Granola and Honey Tarragon Dressing
Grilled Peach Ice Cream
Whether you're a devoted plant-eater or a steadfast omnivore, The Southern Vegetarian Cookbook will help you shift vegetables from the outskirts of your plate into main course position. Eating your vegetables has never been more delicious.