The Local Palate Magazine | Spring 2023
Down the block? Over to the other side of town? How about a few states away? Here at the Local Palate, we can’t count the number of times a sandwich has been our purpose for visiting a place— and inevitably, we learn a thing or two along the way. Erin Byers Murray - Editor in Chief
Marketplace Books The Cuban Sandwich: A History in Layers
Author: Andrew T. Huse, Bárbara C. Cruz, Jeff HouckA delicious, multilayered tale of a legendary sandwich Creative Loafing Tampa Bay Best of the Bay Awards, "Best Approach to Pressing Matters" How did the Cuban sandwich become a symbol for a displaced people, win the hearts and bellies of America, and claim a spot on menus around the world? The odyssey of the Cubano begins with its hazy origins in the midnight cafés of Havana, from where it evolved into a dainty high-class hors d'oeuvre and eventually became a hearty street snack devoured by cigar factory workers. In The Cuban Sandwich, three devoted fans--Andrew Huse, Bárbara Cruz, and Jeff Houck--sort through improbable vintage recipes, sift gossip from Florida old-timers, and wade into the fearsome Tampa vs. Miami sandwich debate (is adding salami necessary or heresy?) to reveal the social history behind how this delicacy became a lunch-counter staple in the US and beyond.The authors also interview artisans who've perfected the high arts of creating and combining expertly baked Cuban bread, sweet ham, savory roast pork, perfectly melted Swiss cheese, and tangy, crunchy pickles. Tips and expert insight for making Cuban sandwiches at home will have readers savoring the history behind each perfect bite. Publication of this work is made possible by a Sustaining the Humanities through the American Rescue Plan grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Marketplace Books Mosquito Supper Club: Cajun Recipes from a Disappearing Bayou
Author: Melissa M. MartinWinner, IACP Book of the Year Winner, IACP Best American Cookbook An NPR Best Book of the Year A Saveur, Washington Post, and Garden & Gun Best Cookbook of the Year A Bon Appétit, Food & Wine, Eater, Epicurious, and The Splendid Table Best New Cookbook A Forbes Best New Cookbook for Travelers: Holiday Gift Guide 2021 Long-Listed for The Art of Eating Prize for Best Food Book of 2021 "Sometimes you find a restaurant cookbook that pulls you out of your cooking rut without frustrating you with miles long ingredient lists and tricky techniques. Mosquito Supper Club is one such book. . . . In a quarantine pinch, boxed broth, frozen shrimp, rice, beans, and spices will go far when cooking from this book." --Epicurious, The 10 Restaurant Cookbooks to Buy Now "Martin shares the history, traditions, and customs surrounding Cajun cuisine and offers a tantalizing slew of classic dishes." --Publishers Weekly, starred review For anyone who loves Cajun food or is interested in American cooking or wants to discover a distinct and engaging new female voice--or just wants to make the very best duck gumbo, shrimp jambalaya, she-crab soup, crawfish étouffée, smothered chicken, fried okra, oyster bisque, and sweet potato pie--comes Mosquito Supper Club. Named after her restaurant in New Orleans, chef Melissa M. Martin's debut cookbook shares her inspired and reverent interpretations of the traditional Cajun recipes she grew up eating on the Louisiana bayou, with a generous helping of stories about her community and its cooking. Every hour, Louisiana loses a football field's worth of land to the Gulf of Mexico. Too soon, Martin's hometown of Chauvin will be gone, along with the way of life it sustained. Before it disappears, Martin wants to document and share the recipes, ingredients, and customs of the Cajun people. Illustrated throughout with dazzling color photographs of food and place, the book is divided into chapters by ingredient--from shrimp and oysters to poultry, rice, and sugarcane. Each begins with an essay explaining the ingredient and its context, including traditions like putting up blackberries each February, shrimping every August, and the many ways to make an authentic Cajun gumbo. Martin is a gifted cook who brings a female perspective to a world we've only heard about from men. The stories she tells come straight from her own life, and yet in this age of climate change and erasure of local cultures, they feel universal, moving, and urgent.About the AuthorMartin, Melissa M.: - Melissa M. Martin grew up on the Louisiana coast and has lived in New Orleans for 20 years. After graduating from Loyola University in New Orleans, she worked as an adult literacy teacher until she evacuated to Northern California during Hurricane Katrina. While living there, she worked at some of the top Napa Valley vineyards and restaurants, and this is where she honed her self-taught culinary skills to a professional level. Martin returned to New Orleans three years later and opened Satsuma Café, a casual farm-to-table restaurant, and worked at Café Hope, a nonprofit restaurant, teaching at-risk youth to cook seasonal food. In 2014, she opened Mosquito Supper Club, where she serves family-style meals to small groups of guests who reserve a place at her table months in advance. Find her on Instagram @mosquitosupperclub.
Marketplace Books Turkey and the Wolf: Flavor Trippin' in New Orleans [A Cookbook]
Author: Mason HerefordNEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - A fun, flavorful cookbook with more than 95 recipes and Power-Ups featuring chef Mason Hereford's irreverent take on Southern food, from his awarding-winning New Orleans restaurant Turkey and the Wolf "Mason and his team are everything the culinary world needs right now. This book is a testimony of living life to the most and being your true self!"--Matty Matheson ONE OF THE BEST COOKBOOKS OF THE YEAR: Los Angeles Times, Saveur, NPR, Vice, Delish, Garden & Gun, Publishers Weekly Mason Hereford grew up in rural Virginia, where his formative meals came at modest country stores and his family's holiday table. After moving to New Orleans and working in fine dining he opened Turkey and the Wolf, which featured his larger-than-life interpretations of down-home dishes and created a nationwide sensation. In Turkey and the Wolf, Hereford shares lively twists on beloved Southern dishes, like potato chip-loaded fried bologna sandwiches, deviled-egg tostadas with salsa macha, and his mom's burnt tomato casserole. This cookbook is packed with nostalgic and indulgent recipes, original illustrations, and bad-ass photographs. Filled with recipes designed to get big flavor out of laidback cooking, Turkey and the Wolf is a wild ride through the South, with food so good you're gonna need some brand-new jeans.About the AuthorA native Virginian, Mason Hereford moved to New Orleans in 2008 and opened Turkey and the Wolf in 2016. Bon Appetít named it the best new restaurant in America. Food & Wine and GQ called it one of the most important restaurants of the decade, and Guy Fieri featured it on Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives. JJ Goode has co-written many cookbooks, including the New York Times bestseller Pok Pok with Andy Ricker, the James Beard Award-nominated State Bird Provisions with Stuart Brioza and Nicole Krasinski, and the James Beard Award-winning Eat a Little Better with President Obama's White House chef and senior policy advisor for nutrition policy, Sam Kass.
Marketplace Books Red Truck Bakery Cookbook: Gold-Standard Recipes from America's Favorite Rural Bakery
Author: Brian Noyes, Nevin MartellA charming bakery cookbook with 85 southern baking recipes for favorites like cookies, cakes, pies, and more to make every day delicious--from breakfast to dessert. Nestled on Main Street among the apple orchards and rolling hills of rural Virginia, Red Truck Bakery is beloved for its small town feel and standout baked goods. Red Truck Bakery Cookbook is your one-way ticket to making these crowd-pleasing confections at home. Full of fresh flavors, a sprinkle of homespun comfort, and a generous pinch of Americana, the recipes range from Southern classics like Flaky Buttermilk Biscuits and Mom's Walnut Chews, to local favorites like the Shenandoah Apple Cake and Appalachian Pie with Ramps and Morels. Between the keepsake recipes are charming stories of the bakery's provenance and 75 gorgeous photographs of evocative landscapes and drool-worthy delectables. These blue-ribbon desserts and anytime snacks are sure to please "I like pie. That's not a state secret... I can confirm that the Red Truck Bakery makes some darn good pie."--President Barack ObamaAbout the AuthorBrian Noyes is the founder of Red Truck Bakery in Marshall, Virginia. He is the former art director of several national magazines including Smithsonian, Preservation, and House & Garden.
Marketplace Books Biscuit Head: New Southern Biscuits, Breakfasts, and Brunch
Author: Jason Roy, Carolyn Roy Learn the secrets for making the best breakfast, lunch, and everything in between. At Biscuit Head, people line up around the block for the pillowy Classic Cathead Biscuit, mile-high biscuit sandwiches, and addictive sides. Now you can impress your family and friends with the same recipes at home Start by finding your favorite biscuits. In addition to the iconic classic, you'll find the best Gluten-Free Biscuit ever, the crowd-pleasing Beer City Biscuit, and more. Then top them with a crazy good selection of gravies, preserves, honeys, and butters. You can also go big and stack biscuit sandwiches like Mimosa Fried Chicken with Sweet Potato Chai Butter and Sriracha Slaw. If you're skipping the meat, try the Fried Green Tomatoes with ChevreDressing, Collards Callaloo, Okra Hush Puppies, or Quinoa Scramble. For dessert - because brunch should always end with dessert - whip up Biscuit Donut Holes with Lemon Curd, Biscuit French Toast, or Chocolate Biscuit Bread Pudding. Whether you're an adventurous eater or just after a picture-perfect brunch spread, Biscuit Head has what you crave. About the Author Husband and wife team Jason and Carolyn Roy opened the original Biscuit Head restaurant in Asheville, North Carolina, to share their love of Southern cooking, their inspiration from travel, and their commitment to local foods. The restaurant has been packed since day one and widely featured in the media, including the New York Times, Food & Wine, USA Today, Garden & Gun, Paste, and Eater.com. The Roys opened the second location of Biscuit Head, also in Asheville, in 2014, and their first South Carolina location, in Greenville, in 2016. All Biscuit Head locations strive to have as light a carbon footprint as possible and participate in local charitable events. Find them online at: www.biscuitheads.com
Marketplace Books The Red Truck Bakery Farmhouse Cookbook: Sweet and Savory Comfort Food from America's Favorite Rural Bakery
Author: Brian Noyes95+ recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert from the award-winning Red Truck Bakery near Virginia's Shenandoah Valley, bringing the comfort and charm of the farmhouse where the bakery started into your kitchen "Original and highly personal, The Red Truck Bakery Farmhouse Cookbook is a joyful love story to many comfort foods."--Jacques Pépin, chef and author "If a cookbook could be a page-turner, this is the one! Brian not only knows how to create comfort in spades, but he writes both the sweet and savory recipes in such a way that you feel like you're part of those five generations who inspired these vittles."--Carla Hall, chef and author Brian Noyes, founder of the beloved Red Truck Bakery in Marshall, Virginia, and author of the Red Truck Bakery Cookbook, presents more than 95 all-new, comforting recipes celebrating ingredients and traditions from the bakery's home on the edge of the Shenandoah Valley and the Blue Ridge mountains. With small-town charm, an emphasis on local, seasonal produce, and country comfort inspiration from the 170-year-old farmhouse where the bakery began, The Red Truck Bakery Farmhouse Cookbook features Brian's favorite savory recipes and old-time classics from family, friends, and the bakery archives. This is the food that Brian cooks at home as well as for the bakery's thousands of customers nationwide--plus recipes for favorite Red Truck Bakery dishes that have not been shared before. From delightful lunch and dinner options like Potato & Pesto Flatbread, Corn Crab Cakes with Jalapeño Mayonnaise, Mid-July Tomato Pie, Pork Tenderloin with Rosemary and Blueberries, and Sweet Potato and Poblano Enchiladas, to knockout desserts like Lexington Bourbon Cake, Virginia Peanut Pie, and Caramel Cake with Pecans (which Garden & Gun magazine called the perfect Southern dessert), the recipes in The Red Truck Bakery Farmhouse Cookbook are what we are all craving--unfussy, homey, Southern-leaning dishes that focus on local produce but don't shy away from decadence. And for those who are eating vegetarian or vegan, there are plenty of plant-based options, like a vegan and gluten-free Coffee Cake, Carrot & Leek Pot Pies, Mushroom-Ricotta Lasagne with Port Sauce, and the Bakery's beloved "Beetloaf" Sandwiches. True to the spirit of the Red Truck Bakery, the recipes in the Red Truck Bakery Farmhouse Cookbook deliver unfailingly delicious comfort all year round.
Marketplace Books Hot Honey Cookbook: 60 Recipes to Infuse Sweet Heat Into Your Favorite Foods
Author: Ames Russell, Sara QuessenberryHot honey elevates the flavor palate of any meal with its perfect union of sweet and spicy, and the Hot Honey Cookbook presents 60 mouthwatering recipes that show you all the ways you can incorporate this popular condiment into your favorite foods and drinks. The condiment that's getting all the buzz these days, hot honey enhances the flavor of any meal, and no one knows this better than Ames Russell, the founder of AR's Southern Hot Honey. Fromdrizzling to incorporating hot honey into marinades, glazes, dressings, sauces, and cake batters, the 60 mouthwatering recipes in Hot Honey Cookbook--inspired by Southern, Asian, and Latin flavors--are guaranteed to bring the sweet heat all day long, from breakfast to cocktails, including: Bourbon Pecan Coffee Cake Korean-Style Chicken Wings Smoky Barbecue Ribs Roasted Sweet Potato and Corn Tacos Shrimp and Grits Grilled Chipotle Chicken Cobb Salad Baked Beans Strawberry-Rhubarb Cobbler With Hot Honey Cookbook showing all the ways you can enjoy this versatile condiment, you'll only need to decide whether to choose mild or hot, or a little or a lot.
Marketplace Books Cúrate: Authentic Spanish Food from an American Kitchen
Author: Katie Button, Genevieve KoThe vibrant flavors of Spain brought into the American home kitchen by a young lauded chef and founder of one of America's most acclaimed new restaurants Katie Button debuts her first cookbook ever as a peek inside the kitchen of her award-winning restaurant, C rate. This cookbook features 125 recipes celebrating the vibrant flavors and broad appeal of Spanish food. Button brings the cuisine at C rate into the kitchen of every home cook, showing readers how to re-create classic Spanish dishes and adapt them using American seasonal ingredients. From cherished traditions (Tortilla Espa ola; Chicken Paella) to mouthwatering new favorites (Ham and Cheese Stuffed Fried Pork Chops; Ribeye Steak with Blue Cheese Sauce) to celebratory drinks and desserts (The Perfect Gin and Tonic; Almond Cake with Cream Sherry and Brandy), C rate brings Spain to you.About the AuthorKatie Button is one of the new stars of the global food world--a finalist for James Beard's 2014 Rising Star Chef Award and for Food & Wine People's Choice Best New Chef. In 2008, she left a promising career as a neuroscientist to apply her creativity and precision in professional kitchens. She was the first American to wait tables at the Michelin 3-star restaurant El Bulli in Spain, and was later offered a coveted internship under the restaurant's acclaimed chef Ferran Adria. Now just thirty-two years old, she has two of her own restaurants: Cúrate, an award-winning Spanish tapas bar in Asheville, North Carolina; and Nightbell, a lounge with a Barcelona-meets-American-South feel. Genevieve Ko is an author (Better Baking), food writer, recipe developer, and culinary consultant who creates and collaborates on cookbooks, magazine and digital stories, and epicurean corporate branding. She has worked with famous chefs including Jean-Georges Vongerichten, Sarabeth Levine, George Mendes, Kenny Lao, and Carla Hall.
Marketplace Books The Hot Brown: Louisville's Legendary Open-Faced Sandwich
Author: Albert W. a. SchmidThe Hot Brown Sandwich is a delicious staple of culture and heritage in Louisville, Kentucky. Originally created at its namesake the Brown Hotel, the Hot Brown began as turkey on bread covered in Mornay sauce and topped with tomato wedges and two slices of bacon, and has developed into an entire industry of fries, pizza, salads, and more. Chef Albert W. A. Schmid offers a wealth of recipes for the notorious sandwich and reveals the legends and stories that surround the dish. For example, it may have had humble beginnings as a tasty way to use up kitchen scraps, or it could have been invented to ward off hangovers--scandalous since the first Hot Browns were served during the Prohibition. Schmid treats readers to an exceptional collection of recipes for the legendary sandwich and hotel cuisine scrumptious enough to whet any appetite, including the Cold Brown (served during the summer), Chicken Chow Mein (the Brown Hotel Way), and Louisville-inspired cocktails such as the Muhammad Ali Smash.About the AuthorAlbert W. A. Schmid is the award-winning author of many books, including The Kentucky Bourbon Cookbook, The Manhattan Cocktail, The Old Fashioned, and The Beverage Manager's Guide to Wines, Beers, and Spirits.
Bourbon Barrel Foods Eat Your Bourbon Cookbook
Founder of Bourbon Barrel Foods, Matt Jamie — America’s only micro-brewed soy maker and gourmet spice company owner tells his story through his love of cuisine in his “Eat Your Bourbon” hardcover cookbook. Learn how this not-so-Southern chef went from being a stay-at-home dad to selling his bourbon barrel aged soy sauce to Japan. Matt gives insight into his company Bourbon Barrel Foods, mingles with award-winning chefs, and shares his range of recipes using his handcrafted products. His company mantra, “Eat Your Bourbon” integrates cuisine from his travels abroad with the comforting flavors reminiscent of the Bluegrass state. Organized by courses, with a distinct bourbon flair, the mouthwatering recipes are easy for a cook with any skill level to replicate. Eat Your Bourbon is a beautifully designed and colorfully photographed must-have cookbook that celebrates the unique range of Kentucky’s Bourbon Country. From starters, to desserts, to — of course — drinks, Matt Jamie makes eating your own bourbon easy. The book includes a variety of ways to use the infamous Bourbon Barrel Food products including Bourbon Smoked Spices, as well as ways to integrate the most Southern of liquors. Bourbon Barrel Foods has a large collection of gourmet foods that embrace the history of Kentucky’s Bourbon Country. All of their items are handcrafted in small batches in Louisville, Kentucky. They use reclaimed barrels straight from Kentucky’s finest bourbon distilleries as a smoking and aging agent. Their popular “EAT YOUR BOURBON” slogan embodies this idea and has catapulted many of their products to the forefront of the culinary scene.
Marketplace Books Southern Po' Boy Cookbook: Mouthwatering Sandwich Recipes from the Heart of New Orleans
Author: Todd-Michael St Pierre Create a little slice of old NOLA at home with dozens of recipes to cook up a variety of delicious po' boy sandwiches featuring the South's favorite ingredients from spicy Andouille sausage to rich Cajun crab cakes. Humble yet delicious, po' boy sandwiches combine light and flaky French bread with rich and hearty fillings for a lunch treat loved throughout the South. This beautiful, full-color cookbook offers a wide variety of po' boys from traditional New Orleans offerings to the author's all new creations, including: - Blackened Shrimp - Andouille Sausage - Barbecue Brisket - Cuban-Style Pork - Fried Oysters - Pecan-Crusted Trout - Fried Alligator Tail - Bánh Mì Style - Creole Crab Cakes About the AuthorTodd-Michael St. Pierre is a Cajun and Creole foodie and New Orleans native. He has served as a judge for the Reading Rainbow Young Writers and Illustrators Contest and has developed recipes for Cooking Light magazine. Todd-Michael's books have been featured in The San Francisco Chronicle, The Denver Post and on AOL Food. His work can be seen at ToddStPierre.com.
Local Palate The Row 34 Cookbook
THE ROW 34 COOKBOOK: STORIES AND RECIPES FROM A NEIGHBORHOOD OYSTER BAR, award-winning chef Jeremy Sewall brings his popular New England oyster bars to the page. With more than 120 recipes for the home cook, this beautifully photographed cookbook celebrates oyster-bar culture along with the people that bring the restaurant to life. With his inventive interpretations of seafood classics such as fried oysters, smoked salmon, chowder, and fish and chips, Sewall shares the recipes that have made Row 34 one of the northeast’s most beloved seafood experience. Embedded in three great communities—Boston, MA, Burlington, MA and Portsmouth, NH—Row 34 continues to build relationships with farmers, fisherman, the sea and the communities surrounding them. Chapters cover Row 34 favorites, plus smoked and cured preparations; whole fish preparations; composed dishes; and essential sauces and sides. Throughout are practical “how-to” instructionals, an essential guide for preparing seafood, a helpful oyster primer, as well as profiles of experts from a fishmonger to fishermen. Full of easy-to-make recipes and rich storytelling, THE ROW 34 COOKBOOK is for anyone who appreciates the briny taste of raw oysters and delectable seafood. ABOUT THE AUTHORS: Acclaimed Boston chef, restaurateur and seafood authority Jeremy Sewall has worked in kitchens around the globe, from the Relais & Chateau White Barn Inn, to Boston’s iconic L’Espalier, to one of the pioneers of the farm-to-table movement, The Lark Creek Inn in Larkspur, California. He is the author of the James Beard–nominated cookbook The New England Kitchen: Fresh Takes on Seasonal Recipes. Erin Byers Murray is a journalist specializing in food and wine, and the author of cookbooks and Shucked: Life on a New England Oyster Farm. James Beard award–winning chef Renee Erickson runs several Seattle restaurants, including the Walrus and the Carpenter. Food photographer and author Michael Harlan Turkell’s work has appeared in numerous publications; his cookbooks include Acid Trip: Travels in the World of Vinegar.