Tupelo Honey Cafe - Spirited...
Elizabeth Sims, Brian Sonoskus
“Tupelo Honey Café offers not only offers tastes from its distinctive kitchen, but the full, delicious flavor of Asheville’s fresh, artisanal, food scene.” (Ronni Lundy, author of Shuck Beans, Stack Cakes and Honest Fried Chicken and Butter Beans to Blackberries)
Experiencing the food at the award-winning Tupelo Honey Cafe is an important part to understanding the heart of Asheville, NC. As an early pioneer in the farm-to-fork movement, chef Brian Sonoskus has been creating delicious dishes at the Tupelo Honey Cafe in downtown Asheville, North Carolina, since it first opened in 2000. And from then on, Tupelo's food has been consistently fresh, made from scratch, sassy, and scrumptious.
Heralding in its own unique style of cuisine representative of the New South, the Tupelo Honey Cafe salutes the love of Southern traditions at the table, but like the people of Asheville, marches to its own drum. The result is a cookbook collection of more than 125 innovative riffs on Southern favorites, illustrated with four-color photographs of the food, restaurant, locals, farmers' markets, and farms, in addition to black-and-white archival photography of Asheville. At Tupelo, grits become Goat Cheese Grits, fried chicken becomes Nutty Fried Chicken with Mashed Sweet Potatoes, and poached eggs become Eggs with Homemade Crab Cakes and Lemon Hollandaise Sauce.
Capturing the independent and creative spirit of Asheville, Tupelo has garnered praise from the New York Times, Southern Living, and the Food Network, just to name a few.
“Tupelo Honey Café’s recipes will appeal to the home cook because they’re oh-so-approachable. How many restaurant cookbooks can make that claim? Precious few!” –Jean Anderson, A Love Affair with Southern Cooking