Sunday, May 15, 2011

BRUNCH WITH BINGO: A SOUTHERLY COURSE GIVEAWAY

 GIVEAWAY ENDED
A SOUTHERLY COURSE
Recipes & Stories fom Close to Home
BY MARTHA HALL FOOSE

ABOUT THE BOOK:
In the highly anticipated follow-up to her bestselling Screen Doors & Sweet Tea, Martha Hall Foose shares recipes and stories that are even closer to her home and heart.

A Southerly Course delves deep into Mississippi Delta flavors and foodways, where Martha finds inspiration in local ingredients—from figs and sweet potatoes to crawfish and venison. In her signature style, she pairs each recipe with an anecdote or words of advice, her memorable tales about each dish lingering long after the last bite has been polished off.

Martha’s beloved Southern cuisine is a fresh take on homey favorites fiercely protected by the locals, including Skillet Fried Corn, Sweet Pickle Braised Pork Shoulder, and Blackberry Jelly Roll. Dishes such as Sweet-and-Sour Salsify and Peanut Chicken, on the other hand, reflect the influence other cuisines have had on Southern cooking. Martha’s lifelong bond with Mississippi is most apparent when she introduces her friends and family; she dedicates Burgundy Duck to a fiery group of women duck hunters called the Swamp Witches, while her cousin’s new wife inspires Korean-style Grilled Green Onions. And in recalling her former neighbor, the famed author Eudora Welty, she reveals the secret to a perfect Custard Pie.
 
With more than 100 recipes and beautiful color photographs, this book is a wonderful, personal look into the South that Martha loves. Gather around her table in A Southerly Course for unforgettable food and vivid stories, both hallmarks in a rich Southern tradition.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
MARTHA HALL FOOSE was the executive chef of the Viking Cooking School. Born and raised in the Mississippi Delta, she attended the famed pastry school École Lenôtre in France. She returned to Mississippi and opened Bottletree Bakery–a Southern institution in Oxford–and later, with her husband, Mockingbird Bakery in Greenwood. She makes her home in Tchula, Mississippi, on her family’s farm with her husband and their son.

PRAISE FOR A SOUTHERLY COURSE:
"I’d drive all the way to Mississippi if Martha Hall Foose invited me to her table. Such is the allure of her recipes and stories. Everything in A Southerly Course and in Screen Doors and Sweet Tea appeals to me—the authentic Southern food (which is America’s best), the humor, the evocative photographs, and the strong sense of a place. Cookbooks should make you happy. This one bursts with memory and cheer."—Frances Mayes
 

"This cookbook reads almost like a novel—I could hardly put it down! The recipes are such a wonderful reminder of the country cooking I grew up on as a little girl."—Paula Deen
 

"I am continually impressed with Martha’s ability to bring new life to Southern food. Her recipes and stories transport me to my favorite place, the Southern home kitchen, sitting around the table with great food and great company."—Donald Link, author of Real Cajun and chef-owner of Cochon and Herbsaint
 

"This book makes me want to call everyone in my family and cook a grand Southern feast. Martha is a sweetheart and an inspiration. Buy this book and call your family over for dinner."—Sean Brock, chef-owner of McCrady’s
 

"You know Martha—she’s your cousin, your aunt, your childhood friend. In her new book, she comes into your life like a cool and gracious Southern breeze and makes you feel as if she’s always been there as she shares recipes and tales of our beloved homeland."—Christy Jordan, author of Southern Plate

RECIPE FROM A SOUTHERLY COURSE:
CREAMED ONIONS
Egyptian walking onions do just that; they walk their way across a garden. These unusual plants produce clusters of onion sets at the top of their stalks. As the sets at the top mature and become too heavy for the stalks to hold them upright, they lean over to the ground and replant themselves, traveling across the yard. When the new sets are buried, a petite onion will form. Once these are established they will travel, producing onions along the way, for years. The onions harvested from walking onions are very similar to pearl onions and, like their cousins, are delicious creamed.
Ingredients
  • 3/4 pound Egyptian walking onions or pearl onions, peeled (see Notes)
  • 2/3 cup heavy cream
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • Dash of hot pepper sauce
  • Grate of fresh nutmeg
  • Freshly ground black pepper 
Instructions
  1. Heat the oven to 350°F.
  2. Combine the onions, cream, garlic, and salt in a small baking dish. Dot the top with the butter and add a little hot sauce, nutmeg, and pepper.
  3. Bake for 25 minutes or until the onions are beginning to brown and are very tender.
Notes
  • To peel pearl onions, cut off a small bit of root end from each onion and drop the onions in boiling water. Let boil for 3 minutes, then submerge in cold water. The peels will slip off easily.
  • If you like, add 1/2 cup blanched almonds to the onions as Helen Corbitt did.
  • One of my favorite Southern authors is Clyde Edgerton, who wrote a novel called Walking Across Egypt. The title comes from one of the lead character’s favorite hymns, which was written by Mr. Edgerton himself!
    BLACKBERRY LAMB CHOPS
    ON "GOOD MORNING AMERICA"

GIVEAWAY 
I HAVE ONE NEW HARDBACK COPY,
OF THIS COOKBOOK TO GIVE 
AWAY TO A LUCKY READER!  
--U.S. RESIDENTS ONLY
--NO P. O. BOXES
---INCLUDE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS
IN CASE YOU WIN!
--ALL COMMENTS MUST BE SEPARATE 
TO COUNT AS MORE THAN ONE!

HOW TO ENTER:
 
+1 ENTRY: COMMENT ON WHAT YOU LIKE ABOUT A SOUTHERLY COURSE AND WHY YOU WOULD WANT TO WIN THIS ONE

+1 MORE ENTRY: BLOG OR TWEET ABOUT THIS GIVEAWAY AND COME BACK AND LEAVE A LINK THAT I CAN FOLLOW

+1 MORE ENTRY: COMMENT ON HOW YOU FEEL ABOUT THE RECIPES ABOVE AND FROM THE VIDEO, OR VISIT MARTHA HALL FOOSE'S WEBSITE HERE AND SEE IF YOU FIND SOMETHING INTERESTING THERE TO COMMENT ON
 
GIVEAWAY ENDS AT 
6 PM, EST, MAY 30
GOOD LUCK!

70 comments:

rbooth43 said...

BLACKBERRY LAMB CHOPS Recipe has me intrigued to try and as I am a Southern woman I would love A SOUTHERNLY COURSE,
Thanks!
Rebecca in NC
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debbie said...

I think all the recipes sound really good, I am really curious about the sweet pickle braised pork shoulder would taste like.
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debbie said...

I bet her screen doors and sweet tea book would be really good,too.
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Joan said...

Screen Doors and Sweet Tea is one of my favorite cookbooks so I know I'll love this one. It's on my wish list and I'd sure love to win. Who ever gets this one is in for some great reading and cooking adventures. I love Martha's way with words and her cooking style as well.
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Joan said...

The creamed onions sound heavenly and I'd enjoy trying those Blackberry pork chops as well. YUM!

Joan said...

I tweeted and here's the link
http://twitter.com/#!/southerncooker

Joan said...

OOps I say pork chops and I ment lamb chops in a previous post. Too early I suppose and I got excited.

Teslaca said...

I love Southern country cooking and this author's first book is great so I'd love to win a copy of this one.

Teslaca said...

Tweeted about your giveaway at: http://twitter.com/#!/teslaca/status/69735869082378240

Teslaca said...

The Peanut Chicken mentioned on Martha's website sounds interesting. I'd love to check out that recipe.

Margie said...

The combination of Southern stories and recipes sounds fascinating.
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Margie said...

The author was the winner of the2009 James Beard Award for American Cooking and the 2009
Southern Independent Booksellers Award. With this combination, this book must be good!
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Margie said...

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Julie P. said...

I love to read cookbook and especially Southern ones. The recipes and stories in this book sound terrific.

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catherine said...

i feel greedy, but i really want this. i am the only oeron who makes creamed onions just lie my momma used to make. i am the only one who eats them, too. this cookbook reminds me of home.
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dogwood said...

Greenwood,MS is one of my FAVORITE southern cities! My husband and I have been trying to make time to get down for a weekend to take a class at the Viking school... I'd love to have a copy of this book.

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catherine said...

i am dissappointed that her book tour doesnt bring her closer to me. i also think its interesting that such an accomplished chef goes back to her roots, oxford, mississippi.
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dogwood said...

The blackberry lamb chops sound like a great way to use some of the blackberries that are growing out on our fence this year.

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dogwood said...

If Southerly Course has the secret to custard pie... then definitely sign me up!


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MoCookbooksEtc said...

Mmmmmmmm....you had me at "Skillet Fried Corn", one of my favorite southern recipes "A Southerly Course" would make a great companion to her "Screen Doors and Sweet Tea" on my cookbook shelves.
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MoCookbooksEtc said...

I was happy to tweet about A Southerly Course and here's my tweet. http://twitter.com/#!/mocookbooksetc

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traveler said...

I thnk that this book is lovely and has great appeal. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

traveler said...

Blackberry Lamb Chops would be delectable and special. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

Carol N Wong said...

I love country cooking and think that southern country has some of best appreciation and love for ingredients. I also love that she has stories connected to the dishes.

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Carol N Wong said...

My Twitter name is Carolee888 and I tweeted:


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Carol N Wong said...

Her 'Screen Doors and Sweet Tea' sound like another great book with little stories and great recipes.


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petite said...

An amazing and fascinating book which combines so much. thanks. rojosho(at)hotmail(dot)com

petite said...

The recipes sound delectable and Lamb Chops are a fave of mine. rojosho(at)hotmail(dot)com

suburban prep said...

My mother is from the south and this would be a great way to bring back some of the recipes that she great up with in a modern twist.
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suburban prep said...

I had her other book on my wish list until I got it. The Screen doors and sweet tea is a wonderful book.

Tore said...

Please enter me in contest. I would love to win this book for my mother-in-law. She loves to cook. Tore923@aol.com

Pamela Keener said...

This cookbook sounds informative and filled with recipes. I like that she tries recipes fiercely protected by the locals. I love our ethnic flavors of the US
Love & Hugs,
Pam
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Pamela Keener said...

Burgandy Duck sounds delish and her gift of storytelling just adds to the uniqueness of this book.
Love & Hugs,
Pam
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Beth(bookaholicmom) said...

I would love to win a copy of this book. I love southern recipes and cookbooks and have been collecting them a bit lately. I love cookbooks like this that also combine great stories intertwined with the recipes. Thanks for the chance to win a copy.

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Beth(bookaholicmom) said...

Onions and cream..what's not to love there?! I would have never thought to mixed blackberries and chops but that looks delightful! As does the carrots and the pie they showed! Seems like there will be many great recipes in this cookbook. So far I have not seen a recipe I don't love!

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Shirley said...

Being raised in the North and now married to a Southerner and living in the South I have fouund a whole new world of food. I love Southern Cooking cookbooks and would love to win this book and try the recipes out for my family.
Shirley sclovesdc@aol.com

FLCeltsFan said...

My family isn't big on Lamb chops so I probably wouldn't try that recipe. But the creamed onions recipes sounds delicious. That would go well with pork chops and I'm sure that this book will have a wonderful recipe to go with them.
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FLCeltsFan said...

I just tweeted about the contest

http://twitter.com/#!/FLCeltsFan/status/69807783016538112

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FLCeltsFan said...

I love Southern cooking because it is down to earth and just plain good food! I also love cookbooks that contain stories. So this cookbook is the best of both worlds. I'd love to win it.

Kathy said...

If it's anything like her first book, the stories will be my favorite part of "A Southernly Course".
Thanks for the giveaway!
Kathy
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mamabunny13 said...

I want to to win this giveaway because I want to know the secret to a perfect Custard Pie!
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mamabunny13 said...

The recipes from the video look amazing and now I'm hungry!
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bermudaonion said...

I'd love to win this because I love cookbooks! milou2ster(at)gmail.com

Joan said...

I'm a southern girl and I like southern food. Since I enjoyed Screen Doors and Sweet Tea I'd love to win this one.

Donna said...

There is no other cooking than Southern Cookin'. Donna
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lag123 said...

I love, love, love southern recipes and would like to try some of these!

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lag123 said...

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lag123 said...

I would like to try the recipes listed. I found the story of the walking onions very interesting.

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Connie said...

Hi! The recipes sound mouth watering and I would love to try to make a few of the dishes in the cookbook. Thank you for a wonderful giveaway! :)

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Katia said...

Great recipes. I love southern cooking.
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dag888888 said...

Love Southern cooking and enjoy cookbooks with backstories like this cookbook!

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dag888888 said...

Visited martha's website and saw how busy she is, lots of places on her tour schedule!

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bison61 said...

I like the 100 recipes and beautiful color photographs

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Anonymous said...

I love Southern Cookbooks so would love to win this.

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Anonymous said...

The Blackberry Lamp Chop Recipe sounds different and wonderful.

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moonsword said...

Blackberry Jelly Roll! ohgoodgolly that sounds like such an irresistible treat! I'd love to give that a try. metaltech17[at]gmail[dot]com

Pat L. said...

I love to get new cookbooks and try new recipes and these all sound wonderful.

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rachel said...

i haven't flipped through a copy yet but the cover itself is cute enough to be reason to buy the book! i'm a ms transplant living in ga for a time and have LOVED reading/cooking through screen doors and sweet tea - would love to win this one:)

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Gwendolyn B. said...

Oh, yum! this sounds so lovely! I'd love to win a copy because it reminds me so much of my grandmother's cooking. And custard pie is a family favorite - I'd love to know the secret to making a perfect one!
thanks for the chance.

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Gwendolyn B. said...

I checked out Martha's website and read up on her first cookbook: Screen Doors & Sweet Tea. I loved the blurb about the Ode to Wax Paper. Wax paper is so underutilized in our plastic society, but I use it all the time for everything from packing my lunches to lining cake pans and making crafts. I've GOT to find out what she has to say about it!

Thanks again for the chance to win her latest cookbook.

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Pat L. said...

The blackberry recipes sound very different. Would love to try them.

Pat L. said...

The author won 2 awards in 2009 so her recipes must be awesome.

Pat L. said...

I keep forgetting my emails in my posts.

The blackberry recipies sound v.g. and different

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Pat L. said...

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The author must be good as she won 2 awards in 2009.

weeziestoy said...

I'm from the south....but I can always use more southern recipies...weeziestoy@centurylink.net

weeziestoy said...

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Cindy W. said...

I would love to win a copy of A SOUTHERLY COURSE as I would love the receipe for Southern Fried Corn. It sounds yummo. Thank you for the chance to win a copy.

Smiles,
Cindy W.

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Cindy W. said...

I had never heard about Screen Doors & Sweet Tea but you can bet I will be looking out for it my next visit to the book store.

I am an email subscriber & follower.

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