Show me a recipe with pecans, and I have to try it." Attributing
her own love of this American nut to the state of her
birth--Georgia is the nation's leader in growing pecans--and to the
happy fact that her mother "hardly made a cookie, candy, or pan of
Sunday dressing without them," Kathleen Purvis teaches readers how
to find, store, cook, and completely enjoy this southern delicacy.
Pecans includes fifty-two recipes, ranging from traditional to
inventive, from uniquely southern to distinctly international,
including Bourbon-Orange Pecans, Buttermilk-Pecan Chicken, Pecan
Pralines, and Leche Quemada.
In addition to the recipes, Purvis delights readers with the
pecan's culinary history and its intimate connections with southern
culture and foodways. Headnotes for the recipes offer humorous
personal stories as well as preparation tips such as how to choose