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Nancie McDermott is a cookbook author and cooking teacher fascinated by the people, stories, and places behind the food. A NC native and graduate of UNC Chapel Hill, she loves exploring the history, culture, and distinctions within the regional cuisines of the American South.
Nancie McDermott is a cookbook author and cooking teacher fascinated by the people, stories, and places behind the food. A NC native and graduate of UNC Chapel Hill, she loves exploring the history, culture, and distinctions within the regional cuisines of the American South. Nancie is a member of the International Association of Culinary Professionals, Les Dames d’Escoffier, Association of Food Journalists, and the Southern Foodways Alliance, and lives with her family in Chapel Hill NC.
"My first memories of cooking involve being in the kitchen with my grandmother when I was very small, 5 or 6, watching her make biscuits. My grandparents had a dairy farm about an hour away from our suburban home, and I got to go stay with her during the summer and on weekends. I thought I was cooking, because that’s how she made me feel, but I’m sure I was anything but helpful in truth. What I remember is an enormous bowl and lots of flour, and her energy and pleasure in being in her kitchen, working and creating, keeping me happy, and making something for us to enjoy. I didn’t learn a thing about how to make biscuits (except that making a mess with flour is part of the deal), but I learned that the kitchen is a good, fun, busy place, and that it’s fun to cook with and for people you love."
Fruit: a Savor the South Cookbook;
Southern Soups and Stews;
Quick & Easy Chinese;
Quick & Easy Thai;
Simply Vietnamese Cooking;
Simply Vegetarian Thai Cooking;
300 Best Stir-Fry Recipes;
The 5 in 10 Pasta and Noodle Cookbook;
Real Vegetarian Thai;
The Curry Book;
Quick and Easy Vietnamese;
Holiday Cookies You Can Make.
Food & Wine;
Every Day with Rachel Ray;
Los Angeles Times.
2016 IACP Cookbook Awards Finalist Cookbook of the Year (American)
To learn more about Nancie, visit nanciemcdermott.com
A Cajun pasta dish screams out for an Abita beer. We suggest Abita Bad Mothershucker Oyster Stout as the perfect pairing for a dish with tasso. An oyster stout is a beer brewed with oyster liquor, meat, and shells, making it the ultimate food beer. With a taste reminiscent of the ocean it will go well with this Cajun pasta.
Abita Bad Mothershucker Oyster Stout, Abita, Louisiana
Lambrusco - Emilia Romagna, Italy
Lambruscos are slightly sparkling, slightly sweet, structured red wines that can handle proteins in a dish. Because this one is off-dry, it will mitigate the ‘kick’ from the Cajun flavors as well.
Cleto Chiarli, Lambrusco, ‘Vecchia Modena,’ Modena, Italy