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Clarkson Potter
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Victuals: An Appalachian Journey, with Recipes


Available August 30

Food from the Mountain South has been largely left out of the attention lavished on Southern cuisine in recent years. That’s soon to be remedied, thankfully, with the release of Victuals, the newest book from Ronni Lundy, noted authority on—and champion of—southern Appalachian cuisine. A beautifully photographed, thoughtful tour of the region and its food, the book is equal parts recipes and stories, tracing the cuisine’s history and giving us a glimpse into the chefs, producers, and home cooks that are looking ahead to its future. Recipe-wise, expect dishes as diverse as Appalachian sour corn, old-school tomato gravy, and morels and ramps with eggs. Laura Sant

Victuals: An Appalachian Journey, With Recipes (Clarkson Potter); $33;