Eat Drink Delta: A Hungry Traveler’s Journey through the Soul of the South

Eat Drink Delta: A Hungry Traveler's Journey through the Soul of the South Author Susan Puckett
ISBN-10 0820344257
ISBN-13 9780820344256
Year 2013-01-25
Pages 296
Language English
Publisher University of Georgia Press
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The Mississippi Delta is a complicated and fascinating place Part travel guide part cookbook and part photo essay Eat Drink Delta by veteran food journalist Susan Puckett with photographs by Delta resident Langdon Clay reveals a region shaped by slavery civil rights amazing wealth abject deprivation the Civil War a flood of biblical proportions andabove allan overarching urge to get down and party with a full table and an open bar Theres more to Delta dining than southern standards Puckett uncovers the stories behind convenience stores where dill pickles marinate in Kool Aid and diners where tabouli appears on plates with fried chicken She celebrates the regions hot tamale makers who follow the time honored techniques that inspired many a blues lyric And she introduces us to a new crop of Delta chefs who brine chicken in sweet tea and top stone ground Mississippi grits with local pond raised prawns and tomato confit The guide also provides a taste of events such as Belzonis World Catfish Festival and Tunicas Wild Game Cook Off and offers dozens of tested recipes including the Memphis barbecue pizza beloved by Elvis and a lemon ice box pie inspired by Tennessee Williams To William Faulkners suggestion To understand the world you must first understand a place like Mississippi Susan Puckett adds this advice Go to the Delta with an open mind and an empty stomach Make your way southward in a journey measured in meals not miles

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