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By Marcelle Bienvenu

Publisher : Pelican Publishing Company, Inc.

ABOUT Marcelle Bienvenu

Marcelle Bienvenu
Marcelle Bienvenu has worked as a contributing editor for magazines and newspapers including Food & Wine, Southern Living, Redbook, and the New York Times. Her articles and recipes are regularly featured in Louisiana Cookin', CityLife, and the New Orleans Times-Picayune. Bienvenu lives in  More...



"Captures the versatility of this amazing ingredient with creative recipes for all tastes." --Lally Brennan, coproprietor, Commander's Palace Family of Restaurants America's most popular native nut, the pecan offers a wealth of flavors and myriad culinary possibilities. This ultimate nut lover's guide to the pecan presents more than three dozen recipes for dishes ranging from simple roasted pecans to Pecan Bread Dressing and decadent Pecan Truffles. The featured appetizers, main courses, side dishes, and desserts showcase the nut's exceptional versatility. While they are grown from Mexico to the Midwest, pecans have achieved their greatest celebrity in the American South, where vast pecan orchards provide the fodder for the holiday traditions of Pecan Pie and other comforting sweets. These classic dessert recipes provide a sweet finish to this collection's appealing savory dishes, such as Cheesy Pecan Wafers, Pecan-Ginger Chicken with Pecan-Rice Pilaf, and Stuffed Pork Chops with Asparagus and Pecan Butter. Sodium free, fiber-rich, and packed with antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals, pecans are not only delicious, but healthful as well. Infused with complete information about harvesting pecans, storing them, and processing them, this elegant and sumptuously photographed collection is sure to satisfy every palate.