Following her great-grandmothers’ examples of creatively stretching meals during the Great Depression, Whitney Miller transforms recipes from her Southern roots, preserving flavors of traditional family dishes while offering the excitement of her own special touches. She offers a taste of her family table with dishes like PB&J Chicken Satay, Sweet Corn Grit Tamales, and much more. Using new techniques and cooking methods, Miller reimagines classic recipes and experiments with flavors from around the world, inspired by her travels since winning MasterChef.
|About the Contributor(s)||Whitney Miller
Whitney Miller, winner at twenty-two of MasterChef , has been featured across the globe in Southern cuisine cooking promotions and as a judge in food competitions, including the 2013 World Food Championship. Her recipes and articles have appeared in People, Women’s Health, Masterchef, Clean Eating, and Cooking Light magazines, and her cooking demonstrations have been featured in the MasterChef app. She lives in Plant City, Florida.
|Publish Date||Oct 27, 2015|
- Review by Teresa from Mama Muse Me Blog
Book Look Bloggers sent me a copy of Whitney Miller's New Southern Table: My Favorite Family Recipes with a Modern Twist in return for my honest review, and this cookbook is definitely a winner. It really does put a modern twist on tradition -- and best of all, as I read the recipes, I thought each one was completely do-able and also more health-conscious than many traditional southern recipes. As I flipped through the book, I loved Whitney's creativity and her practical approach. She's only 22, but she's a powerhouse because she won Master Chef.
The recipe that I am looking forward to trying is her Collard Greens-Wrapped Pork Loin because it is a crockpot recipe, and it ultimately provides veggies and a meat for the table. Also, she has ideas for how to use the leftovers, such as in her Southern Carnitas recipe.
She even has a recipe for making homemade ricotta cheese, which I am also going to try. It sounds easy; I love those type of recipes that bring out my inner pioneer in a non-intimidating way. Even though I'm from the country, I have never made homemade biscuits, so I'm going to try her recipe for that too. It only has three ingredients.
(Posted on 10/27/2015)