Pralines from In Pursuit of Flavor, Edna Lewis: Since Edna Lewis was the undisputed queen of Southern cooking, it makes sense to share with you her recipe (and technique) for making a very Southern treat, pralines.
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In Pursuit of Flavor by Edna Lewis, 1988: Stated first edition, first printing of this difficult-to-find cookbook by noted chef Edna Lewis. Published in 1988 by Alfred a. Knopf, Inc., New York. Lovely illustrations by Louisa Jones Waller. Hard cover with dust jacket. 323 pages. Dust jacket has very small amounts of shelf wear at the edges. Book is in as-if-new condition. Definitely gift quality!
In Pursuit of Flavor is arranged by food source rather than by dishes. So, the first chapter is “From the Gardens and Orchards.” From there it goes to “From the Farmyard,” then “From the Lakes, Streams, and Oceans,” then “For the Cupboard,” “From the Bread Oven and Griddle,” and last, “The Good Taste of Old-fashioned Desserts.” Lewis shares a wealth of kitchen wisdom in this book. Did you know, for example, that chopping some herbs releases more flavor than cutting them with sissors?