For over ten years, Pat Jackman Altomare shared beloved recipes from her vast inherited collection through over five hundred newspaper columns that highlighted a sense of home, family, and traditions created by strong women in her past.
In Not Just a Recipe, Altomare not only shares traditional recipes from her family as well as other home cooks from around the world, but also provides proven kitchen tips and homemade gift ideas, recipe reviews and comments, and food memories. Featured recipes include cinnamon roll-ups that utilize leftover pie dough, pulled pork sliders, buttermilk fried chicken, Columbian ajiaco, Texas caviar, fried green tomato BLT sandwiches, Australian lamingtons, and snickers candy. Included is advice on how to make rubs, spices, and marinades, grow fresh herbs, and create an annual "to do" list for the kitchen.
Not Just a Recipe shares entertaining stories, proven recipes, and time-tested wisdom sure to please home cooks passionate about creating memories and delicious meals in their own kitchens.