Wednesday, March 12, 2008

New Book: The Cornbread Gospels

For the second day in a row I've been tempted into purchasing a beautiful new softcover cookbook.

THE CORNBREAD GOSPELS was published in mid-November 2007. The author is the uniquely named Crescent Dragonwagon. I came across the book while we were shopping for a baby gift this afternoon (it's probably no surprise that we like to give books as baby gifts!). Cornbread recipes are a subject of longtime interest to our family. I had a coupon which made it a good price so...

THE CORNBREAD GOSPELS contains over 200 cornbread recipes along with lots of interesting bits of history accompanying the recipes. Northern, southern, and southwestern cornbreads are all addressed, as well as puddings, stuffings, pancakes, yeasted cornbreads and fried cornbreads. One of the most intriguing recipes is George Washington's Favorite Corncakes, said to be his preferred breakfast at Mount Vernon.

By pure random coincidence, a Google search turned up an article on the book published today in the Boulder Daily Camera, originally published by the Hartford Courant.

In the meantime, if you don't have the book, here's a good-looking recipe for crispy skillet cornbread.


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