Long before pecan pie and pralines, the Native American population both feasted and subsisted on pecan nutmeats. Then, as now, the majestic trees - native only to the United States and parts of Mexico - dotted the landscape, providing nourishment and beauty, giving a double meaning to 'Native American Nut'. History tells us there's much more to the pecan than pie. The recipes in this book - over 100 of them - lead us to use pecans in salads, entrees, breads, sides and snacks, enhancing our daily fare with round-the-clock delectability. Seldom do flavour, nutrition and a "good read" go so well together!
Born in Natchez, Mississippi, JUNE JACKSON taught English in Louisiana, Maryland, and Creative Writing for Professionals for the United States Government Department of Agriculture; was a TV talk show host in the Washington DC area; founded catering business "June Jackson's Fun Foods for Good Times," resulting in ten retail products sold originally through Bloomingdale's; and is the creator of "Better Cheddar" spread, in demand for over 30 years. She is also the author of The Showboat Cookbook and is currently a Real Estate Professional in Washington DC.