Sean Brock is back with his new bible and ode Southern home cooking, the long-anticipated cookbook South: Essential Recipes and New Explorations (published on October 15, 2019).
The inspirational chef from award-winning Husk restaurants and the chef/owner of forthcoming Audrey and Redbird restaurants in Nashville, is out to celebrate Southern food and convince the unconverted of the deliciousness of the American art form invented by thrifty home cooks.
In 125 recipes, from starters to mains and desserts to drinks the Southern food crusader proves that the American south, an area spanning the same space as continental Europe and with as many nuances and complexities, is so much more than shrimp and grits.
From fried green tomatoes to smoked baby back ribs and from tomato okra stew to biscuits, Brock highlights the dozens of regional variations in cooking the classics like cornbread, fried chicken whilst highlighting the simplicity, comfort, seasonality, and pure deliciousness of the South’s regional cuisines.
In classic Sean style, his obsessive pursuit of perfection as highlighted on Chef’s Table and The Mind of a Chef remains. He has left nothing to chance in the making of the book, taking research trips to Senegal to get a better understanding of the African techniques and cultures that have shaped many iconic Southern dishes.
There's also the added bonus of some handy knowledge for home cooks, such as how to care for cast iron, how to fry, how to cook over a hearth, and more.
Brock's debut book was Heritage, called “the blue-ribbon chef cookbook of the year” by the New York Times Book Review and "South" looks set to be an equally popular go to book for home cooks.
Purchase through Brock's website and you can get your book personalized and autographed - now there's a Christmas gift idea!