This is Southern food like you’ve never imagined it, ingeniously mixing farm-to-table freshness with Southern traditions, along with homey Korean food. In Smoke & Pickles: Recipes and Stories from a New Southern Kitchen, James Beard Award nominee, 610 Magnolia chef/owner, Top Chef contestant and Iron Chef America victor Edward Lee charmingly weaves stories of his life and his food with amazing, unique recipes. He draws inspiration from his Korean-American roots, growing up in Brooklyn and training in New York City, while fully embracing the food traditions of his adopted city, Louisville, Ky. (Bonus: Watch Cooking Channel’s web-only video of Chef Lee dishing on his culinary roots with G. Garvin)
Who knew Korean food and Kentucky cuisine had so much in common? Where Edward draws the closest connection, of course, is between Korean and Southern barbecue traditions — lots of smoky flavors that he channels into recipes like Grilled Kalbi and Pulled Pork Shoulder. And then there are the homemade pickles, from kimchi for every season to pickled peaches and jalapenos. Simple, inventive rice bowls and Southern staples round out this cookbook, and a chapter of Bourbon & Bar Snacks (Kimchi Poutine!) is tons of fun.
Try a few recipes from Smoke & Pickles today:
Lime Beef Salad
Pickled Corn-Bacon Relish
Kabocha Squash Mac ‘n’ Cheese with Pork Rind Crust
We’re giving away one copy of Smoke & Pickles to one lucky winner. All you have to do to enter is leave a comment telling us your favorite kind of pickle.
So, tell us, what’s your favorite kind of pickle: traditional cucumber, peach, beet, okra?
You must include your email address in the “Email” field when submitting your comment so we can communicate back with you if you’re the winner. (But do not post your email address into the actual body of the comment.) We’re giving one copy away to one very lucky, randomly selected commenter.
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