MasterChef winner Whitney Miller shares her favorite family recipes with her own unique flair, making them lighter and infusing them with global flavors.
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 Southern Horchata, PB&J Chicken Satay, Dehydrated Okra Chips, Sweet Corn Grit Tamales, Peach Bread Pudding with Sweet Tea Rum Sauce, 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 Author
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.
My Thoughts: I was excited to get this book as I am an alumni from the same university the author is. I am always pleased to help promote others’ work. I didn’t get the first book that she published. I might have liked it better. This one is putting a southern twist on recipes from around the world, and as such, has quite a bit of ingredients and recipes in here that most southern people aren’t going to be familiar with. Having been born and raised in Mississippi for the most part, I can tell you that these recipes are not true southern cooking. However, I can see that these recipes probably make the book more marketable to a wider audience, and will help bring new flavors and recipes to the southern table. But if someone is wanting true south Mississippi cooking, this isn’t it. 3.5 Stars.