Sheri Castle
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My writing has appeared in a number of books, websites, magazines, and newspapers over the years:

Books

The Kitchn Cookbook

The Kitchn Cookbook This book, winner of a 2015 Beard Award, includes a recipe for Kale and Gruyere Breakfast Strata with Smoky Tomato Sauce, which is an adaptation of my famous savory bread pudding and a reference to my fresh grape cake.

Lodge Cast Iron Nation: Great American Cooking from Coast to Coast

Lodge Cast Iron Nation The book features my essay "My Cast Iron Rediscovery" and two of my recipes:
  • Winter Vegetable Chili
  • Roast Beef, Blue Cheese, and Onion Jam Panini

The Southern Foodways Alliance Community Cookbook

Southern Foodways Alliance Community Cookbook

Edited by Sara Roahen and John T. Edge
University of Georgia Press, 2010

As a coauthor of the book, I tested and edited all of the recipes. The book has gotten some great reviews and shout-outs in a number of places, including Garden & Gun and the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

The SFA website has more information about the book. It's available through your favorite bookseller.

The SFA Community Cookbook won a Gourmand award as one of the world's best cookbooks for 2010. See the Gourmand International website for the complete list of winners. The book was also a finalist for the IACP 2011 Cookbook Awards.

The Lodge Cast Iron Cookbook: A Treasury of Timeless American Dishes

The Lodge Cast Iron Cookbook The book features my essay "A Cast Iron Memory" and three of my recipes:
  • Barbecue Shrimp Over Rice
  • Pineapple Upside-Down Cakes One by One
  • Chicken Stew with Fluffy Dumplings

Cornbread Nation 3:
Foods of the Mountain South

Cornbread Nation 3

Edited by Ronni Lundy
University of North Carolina Press, 2005

This annual collection of the best of Southern food writing featured my essay "Cornbread Communion." This piece also won the Edible Communities scholarship to the Symposium for Professional Food Writers in 2007.

Websites

The Kitchn

The Kitchn

thekitchn.com published these articles I wrote:

Better Homes and Gardens

Better Homes and Gardens

I have written or co-written several articles for Better Homes and Gardens:

  • Tomato-Topped Corn and Feta Casserole. Loaded with corn, olives, and feta cheese, this summer casserole has layers of Mediterranean flavor. Finish with a dose of juicy sweetness from oven-roasted cherry tomatoes.
  • Garlicky Zucchini Noodles. Transform garden zucchini into noodles right before your eyes. Then toss it with garlic, walnut oil, creamy goat cheese, and prosciutto in this company-worthy salad.
  • Oven-Roasted Chile Butter Corn. It doesn't get much better than fresh sweet corn slathered with butter. We've taken it to the next level with a spicy double-chile butter and a crunchy cornflake topping.
  • Green Beans and Pesto Pasta. This summery dinner starts with a fragrant green bean pesto that's packed with flavor. To serve, spoon it generously over pasta, fresh beans, and lettuce.
  • Corn and Cantaloupe Chopped Salad. Highlight the season's sweetest produce with this light summer salad. A generous pinch of red chile renders the salad both spicy and sweet.
  • Sweet-and-Sour Four-Bean Salad. First sweet, then sour, this Asian-inspired salad is packed with the flavors of ginger, fish sauce, and fresh lime. For even more flavor, sprinkle on fresh cilantro just before serving.
  • Yellow Tomato Braised Beans. Simmered until fork-tender, these saucy green beans are buttery, rich, and the perfect summer comfort food.
  • Blistered Green Beans. When roasted in a superhot oven, green beans become charred and smoky. Highlight the flavor with a scattering of pistachios, parsley, and orange zest.
  • Lemony Squash and Provolone Dinner Toast. Keep the cooking easy with these melty toasts. In-season veggies like zucchini and summer squash are piled high with zesty lemon pepper and thyme on crisp toasted ciabatta.

Gilt Taste

Gilt Taste

I have written or co-written several articles for Gilt Taste:

Southern Living

Southern Living

I have written or co-written several articles for Southern Living:

The Local Palate

The Local Palate

I have written or co-written several articles for The Local Palate:

  • Cider Revival In the last decade or so we've seen a reawakening in the world of craft cider and we're making progress. Americans are rediscovering their taste for great soft and hard cider.
  • In the Soup When the weather turns cold, our cravings turn toward the warm and comforting side of the menu. We want substantial and soul-soothing soup, and plenty of it. Big bubbling pots of homemade soup make a kitchen smell prosperous.
  • A Field Guide to Field Peas Field peas have flourished in the South for over three hundred years and summertime Southern farmers' markets are brimming with them, and yet fresh seasonal field peas are all too rare on contemporary Southern tables and practically unheard of elsewhere. Folks might not know what they're missing.

Our State

Our State magazine For the February 2014 issue of Our State magazine I wrote the article "A Carolina Cake Tour," featuring cakes representing the various food traditions of North Carolina:

SFA Gravy Blog

Southern Foodways Alliance Blog I wrote guest blog posts for the Southern Foodways Alliance during November and December 2013:

These blog entries were also featured in The Daily South.

Garden & Gun

Garden & Gun Garden & Gun magazine has featured my writing on two occasions:

The Blender, A Williams-Sonoma Blog

The Blender, A Williams-Sonoma Blog My recipe for Southern Collard Greens was the featured story on June 16, 2011.

Epicurious

The Epi-Log on Epicurious.com

On July 22, 2011, an Epicurious.com article sang the praises of two Southern cookbooks: The New Southern Garden Cookbook and Sara Foster's Southern Kitchen. The article included three of my recipes from the book:

Quoting author Esther Sung, "I appreciate Castle's ingredient-first philosophy, and as a lifelong Northeasterner, she helps breach the gap and makes Southern cooking approachable and even more universal."

Magazines and Newspapers

Over the years my recipes, essays, and cooking tips have been published in a number of magazines and newspapers, such as:

Southern Living Magazine     Better Homes and Gardens Magazine     Cooks Illustrated Magazine
Taste of the South Magazine     Edible Communities     Our State
The New York Times Chicago Tribune   USA Today   Living in Style Magazine
Raleigh News & Observer     Atlanta Journal-Constitution
New Orleans Times-Picayune     Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Knoxville News-Sentinel     Charlotte Observer
Savor NC Magazine     WNC Magazine     Fine Cooking Magazine
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