A BROWN SUGAR STORY
This gentle yet dynamic sweetener is hidden in plain sight, a fixture in every cupboard. Libbie Summers demands that we spend more time with this staple and–through recipes such as Nordic caramelized potatoes, her grandmother’s ham and brown sugar roasted chickpeas–learn to appreciate what’s right in front of us.
Short Stack is a series of small-format cookbooks about inspiring ingredients, authored by America’s top culinary talents. Each edition is a collectible, single-subject booklet packed with recipes that offer ingenious new ways to cook our favorite ingredients.
Size: 4.5″ x 7.5″
Length: 48 pages
No photography, cheeky illustrations only.
Salted Brown Sugar Peanut Brittle...a love story.
With a few notable exceptions, my stylish paternal grandmother, Annie Mae, wasn't a particularly gifted cook. Her holiday peanut brittle was notoriously dangerous, and could not be chewed without risking injury. I've never seen Annie Mae's recipe, but I'm guessing it didn't involve baking soda, which creates the air bubble needed to prevent dental emergencies. Each time I make this crunchy sweet brown sugar brittle, I'm reminded of my beautiful grandmother, how very much I loved her, and her aptitude for fashion over cooking. Libbie Summers, Brown Sugar/Shortstack Editions.