Melba's American Comfort

Melba's American Comfort

100 Recipes From My Heart to your Kitchen

Book - 2016
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Wilson invites you to experience the delicious foods of her heritage. She melds the down-home country cooking of her Southern roots with the urban cultural influences of New York City. Also included is a treasure trove of delightful stories and wisdom from the heart of her bustling kitchen.
Publisher: New York : Atria Books, 2016.
Edition: First Atria books hardcover edition.
ISBN: 9781476795300
Branch Call Number: 641.5975 WILSON
Characteristics: xviii, 235 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Additional Contributors: Hom, Melissa - Photographer


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Nov 28, 2016

Melba Wilson grew up in Harlem but spent her summers in the Carolinas with extended family. Her recipes reflect both places in easy, accessible language. Most dishes have less than 8 ingredients which make me want to try them. A lengthy introduction shares Melba's life and hard-won wisdom with the reader and gives you context for her favorite foods. Her most famous dish, Chicken and Eggnog Waffles, was born of a rushed morning when her son wanted waffles for breakfast and she only had eggnog in the refrigerator. A happy accident that she later used to beat Bobby Flay on the Food Network. This book would be a nice gift for the less experienced cook. Who wouldn't love a cookbook that has its own chapter on fried chicken -- including baked and gluten-free?


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