Friday, March 21, 2008

Screen Doors and Sweet Tea

I love Southern cookbooks and Screen Doors & Sweet Tea is one of the best. She gives Southern favorites like sweet potatoes, catfish and yes, sweet tea, clever updates using nontraditional ingredients like cardamom and coconut milk. The catfish is pecan-smoked. Comfort food with a modern twist. The recipes are all very easy to follow and most of them contain anecdotes that explain their origin or possible food or drink pairings. There are also helpful sections that explain techniques, storage, shortcuts, variations, and substitutions for many of the recipes.

Most intriguing recipe? Sweet tea pie.