“I first learned the beauty and value of fresh vegetables from the women I loved the most. My mom and my grandmothers set a fine example of putting up by the bushel. Our screened porch was often the best place to learn what was in season.” –Author Rebecca Lang
Perhaps more than anywhere else, the South celebrates our local growers and their produce offerings. We trek to farmers’ markets for the freshest greens, turn to our gardens for year-round harvests, and even pin awards on the best-of-the-best at state fairs. It’s only fitting that vegetables are the stars of our plates.
In The Southern Vegetable Book, Rebecca Lang combines years of gardening wisdom with the innate Southern ability to create full-bodied flavor with simple, classic ingredients. From plump, ripe tomatoes to crisp peas and even ramps (and 27 others!) – this book is chock full of recipes that pay homage to classic Southern dishes. The Southern Vegetable Book is available on April 5, 2016 from Amazon.com.
What’s your favorite Southern vegetable, and why do you love it? Tell us in the comments below for a chance to win an advanced copy of Rebecca’s new book. Official rules here.