Whether you swear by peaches from Georgia or from South Carolina,
there's no doubt that the fruit is sacred to southerners. From the
moment the first mouthwatering Elberta variety was grafted in the
1870s, the peach has been an icon of summertime and a powerful
symbol of the South's bounty. Peaches
showcases the sweet
richness of this signature fruit. Native Atlantan and award-winning
food writer Kelly Alexander explores the fruit's history, offers
advice for selecting, storing, and cooking, and reflects on the
place of peaches in southern identity.
includes forty-five recipes ranging from classic
desserts to internationally inspired preparations. In this book,
the desserts come first, and all the recipes--from The Best Peach
Ice Cream and Roasted Peach-Basil Chicken to Pickled Peaches and
Peach Clafoutis--will leave us certain that we should all dare to
eat a peach, as often as we're able.