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  • A Savory History of Arkansas Delta Food: Potlikker, Coon Suppers & Chocolate Gravy by Grisham, Cindy

    Marketplace Books A Savory History of Arkansas Delta Food: Potlikker, Coon Suppers & Chocolate Gravy

    Author: Cindy GrishamUp and down the Arkansas Delta, food tells a story. Whether the time Bill Clinton nearly died on the way to a coon dinner or the connections made over biscuits and gravy or the more common chicken and dumpling feuds, the area is no stranger to history. One of America's last frontiers, it was settled in the late nineteenth century by a rough-and-tumble collection of timber men, sharecroppers and entrepreneurs from all over the world who embraced the traditional foodways and added their own twists. Today, the Arkansas Delta is the nation's largest producer of rice and adds other crops like catfish and sweet potatoes. Join author Cindy Grisham for this delicious look into Delta cuisine.About the AuthorGrisham, Cindy: - Dr. Cindy Grisham is a historian living in Benton, Arkansas, and is the former interpreter for the Southern Tenant Farmers Museum and the Parkin Archeological State Park. A native of the Missouri Ozarks, Dr. Grisham earned an MA and PhD in Heritage Studies from Arkansas State, as well as an additional MA in political science.

  • Arkansas Cookery: Retro Recipes from The Natural State by Robinson, Kat

    Marketplace Books Arkansas Cookery: Retro Recipes from The Natural State

    Author: Kat RobinsonChurch and community cookbooks are a great southern tradition. The venerable collections of recipes gathered and shared grow into treasured possessions handed down through families, the go-to for instructions on how to make favorite dishes for every occasion.Author and food historian Kat Robinson has collected hundreds of Arkansas cookbooks from all over the state and across the decades in an effort to preserve beloved family dishes representing what we once ate in The Natural State. This collection of delicacies has been gathered, curated and redacted from these culinary keepsakes. Each of the recipes within this volume was recreated and photographed at the magnificent Culinary Suite at The Writer's Colony at Dairy Hollow in Eureka Springs.From three bean salad to squash fritters, Tallerine to green rice, sweet potato casserole to Coca-Cola cake, you'll find 100 mid-century delights within in full-color splendor.

  • A Bite of Arkansas: A Cookbook of Natural State Delights by Robinson, Kat

    Marketplace Books A Bite of Arkansas: A Cookbook of Natural State Delights

    Author: Kat RobinsonIf we are what we eat, Kat Robinson is made of Arkansas cuisine. The food historian, travel writer and TV host has spent a lifetime within The Natural State's borders, from toddlerhood to teenage years to adult traveler and explorer. Now the author of Arkansas Food: The A to Z of Eating in The Natural State sits down with memories, recollections and ingredients to craft the dishes of her life.Enjoy this volume of dishes from every era of Robinson's life, from country breakfasts to humble desserts, wild game tometropolitan appetizers, stews, casseroles and so many pies. Dig into Arkansas favorites such as beans and cornbread, fried chicken, catfish dinners and pot roast.This gorgeously photographed collection of more than 140 authentic, made and shared culinary items are beautifully paired with stories from this Arkansas woman's life, an insight into the dishes that inspired her to document and share a rich and diverse food history of an entire state.About the AuthorRobinson, Kat: - Kat Robinson is Arkansas's food historian and most enthusiastic road warrior. The Little Rock-based author is the host of the Emmy-nominated documentary Make Room For Pie; A Delicious Slice of The Natural State and the Arkansas PBS show Home Cooking with Kat and Friends. She is a member of the Arkansas Food Hall of Fame committee, a co-chair of the Arkansas Pie Festival, and the Arkansas fellow to the National Food and Beverage Museum. She has written nine books on food, most notably Arkansas Food: The A to Z of Eating in The Natural State, an alphabetic guide to the dishes, delights and food traditions that define her home state. Her two most recent travel guides, 101 Things to Eat in Arkansas Before You Die and 102 More Things to Eat in Arkansas Before You Die define the state's most iconic and trusted eateries. Robinson's Another Slice of Arkansas Pie: A Guide to the Best Restaurants, Bakeries, Truck Stops and Food Trucks for Delectable Bites in The Natural State outlines more than 400 places to find the dessert, an extraordinary accomplishment that took thousands of miles, hundreds of hours and so many bites to properly document and catalogue. In this book, Robinson shares recipes from her own kitchen, alongside stories from her lifelong adventures in Arkansas. The book is her first state-specific cookbook. In 2020, she edited and contribut- ed to 43 Tables: An Internet Community Cooks During Quarantine, a Kat Robinson collection of recipes from social media connected friends who turned to their kitchens to experiment and to feed their families during the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic response. Her previous books include the popular Arkansas Pie: A Delicious Slice of the Natural State (2012), Classic Eateries of the Ozarks and Arkansas River Valley (2013), and Classic Eateries of the Arkansas Delta (2014). Robinson has also served as guest editor for the University of Arkansas publication Arkansauce: The Journal of Arkansas Foodways, and was recognized as the 2011 Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism Henry Award winner for Media Support. Her work has appeared in regional and national publications including Food Network, Forbes Travel Guide, Serious Eats, and AAA Magazines, among others. Her expertise in food research and Arkansas restaurants has been cited by Saveur, Eater, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, The Outline, and the Southern Foodways Alliance's Gravy podcast, and her skills and talents have been celebrated in articles by Arkansas Good Roads, Arkansas Business and the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. She has served as the keynote speaker for the South Arkansas Literary Festival and has spoken before the Arkansas Library Association and at the Six Bridges Literary Festival, Eureka Springs Books in Bloom and the Fayetteville True Lit Festival. While she writes on food and travel subjects throughout the United States, she is best known for her ever-expanding knowledge of Arkansas food history and restaurant culture, all of which she explores on her 1200+ article website, She is also the host of the podcast Kat Robinson's Arkansas. Robinson's journeys across Arkansas have earned her the title road warrior, traveling pie lady, and probably some minor epithets. Few have spent as much time exploring The Natural State, or researching its cuisine. The Girl in the Hat has been sighted in every one of Arkansas's 75 counties, oftentimes sliding behind a menu or peeking into a kitchen. Before entering full time into the world of food and travel writing, Kat was a television producer at Little Rock CBS affiliate THV and Jonesboro ABC affiliate KAIT, as well as a radio producer and personality for KARN Newsradio. Kat lives with daughter Hunter and partner Grav Weldon in Little Rock.

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