COOKING & FOOD

The Peach Truck Cookbook: 100 Delicious Recipes for All Things Peach

Scribner. Jun. 2019. 288p. photos. index. ISBN 9781501192678. $28; ebk. ISBN 9781501192692. COOKING
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Stephen and Jessica Rose settled in Nashville during its culinary renaissance in 2010, though they found that the peaches available in town left something to be desired. Instead of coming from Georgia, a six-hour drive away, the peaches were traveling thousands of miles, arriving mealy and unripe. The Roses were determined to provide Nashville with quality peaches with the help of their family friend’s Georgia peach farm. Initially selling fruit out of their truck, they quickly discovered a market, and their peaches began appearing on and inspiring restaurant menus throughout Nashville. The recipes represent Stephen’s Southern heritage, but also the influences of Nashville. Packed with over 100 sweet and savory recipes that all include peaches, readers will find inspiration for breakfast, small bites, lunch, drinks, dinner, and dessert. Favorites include the recipe for a peach-roasted chicken created by a James Beard–nominated Nashville restaurant, peach-infused pulled pork, and a Nashville-inspired ricotta cake with elderflower peaches.
VERDICT Southerners and peach lovers will appreciate this cookbook, but anyone who enjoys feel-good stories of successful family-run businesses will eat it up too.

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