The Peach Truck Cookbook Review

The Peach Truck Cookbook Review

Title: The Peach Truck Cookbook: 100 Delicious Recipes for All Things Peach
Author: Stephen K. Rose and Jessica N. Rose
Published: June 25, 2019, Scribner
No. of Pages: 288
Cover Price: $28.00 Hardcover, $14.99 Kindle

Cookbooks can be so much more than a list of recipes, and Stephen K. Rose and Jessica N. Rose have put together not only an excellent cookbook, but also a success story that will appeal to everyone who loves to read about people who have an idea and then succeed. In this case, the authors found that even though they loved where they lived, there were no good peaches. When they met people in Georgia (the peach capital of the world) who had orchards of juicy, flavorful peaches, they decided to place them on trucks and sell them to people who couldn’t get good peaches. The Peach Truck Cookbook: 100 Delicious Recipes for All Things Peach is the result of taking the best peaches, which are now featured in restaurants all over the south, and making showstopping dishes. Unfortunately, The Peach Truck doesn’t deliver all over the United States, but there are other regions where excellent peaches are grown. It will be worth it to anyone who wants a truly good dish made with them to seek them out.

Not only are there beautiful photographs of mouthwatering peach dishes, but also vignettes and stories that will keep cooks interested; it’s nice to curl up and just read about food sometimes, and this is one cookbook that fits the bill. Not only does it have photos of almost every recipe, it has information on growing, storing, choosing, and cooking with peaches. It includes everything most people need to know to make successful peach dishes and even grow a few.

Favorite recipes that actually turn out picture-perfect include Peach and Rhubarb Slab Pie, a decadent Lemon Peach Pound Cake, and old fashioned Fried Peach Pies. Of course the recipes aren’t limited to desserts: there are chutneys, sauces, jams, and incredible main dishes such as Fried Catfish with Fresh Peach Salsa, Jerk Chicken Sliders, and a Zucchini Stir-fry that will blow you away. How about a BLP instead of a BLT using peaches and a delicious sauce (mayo and honey – it works) instead of tomatoes and plain mayo? Yum! The Peach Dutch Baby has become a weekend brunch favorite, and there are muffins, a coffee cake, and peach sticky buns. You can’t go wrong with this excellent cookbook; there is something for everyone.

If you love peaches, and can get good ones in your area, this is definitely a cookbook that will be used often and is a perfect addition to a good cookbook collection.

Special thanks to NetGalley for supplying a review copy of this book.

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