Victuals: An Appalachian Journey, with Recipes is a lovely cookbook written by Ronni Lundy. The book is filled the captivating and beautifully composed photography by Johnny Autry. Victuals takes you on an excursion through the southern Appalachian Mountains telling stories of the past while exploring the food and the people of today. Kentucky, West Virginia, southern Ohio, northern Georgia, Tennessee, Virginia, and North Carolina are the states that Ronni covers. The chapters are broken down as follows:
Roots and Seeds
Salt of the Earth
Apple – achia
This book would be a great gift for anyone that enjoys not only trying new recipes, but also someone who likes stories and background on the new recipes they are trying. I’m super anxious to try John Fleer’s Buttermilk Cornbread Soup p. 125, Skillet Fried Chicken & Milk Gravy p. 263, Pepperoni Rolls p. 88, and Icebox Green Strawberry Pickles p. 219. Oh and the Old-School Tomato Gravy on p. 218 too, because I’ve been hearing a lot about this lately. This not your everyday country cookbook, but I think it could become a cookbook you find yourself going back to often!
I am thankful for Blogging for Books who sent a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.