cover image The Dairy Hollow House Cookbook

The Dairy Hollow House Cookbook

Dragonwagon Crescent, Wagon Cresecent Drago, Jan Brown. MacMillan Publishing Company, $19.18 (400pp) ISBN 978-0-02-533440-3

Dragonwagon (The Bean Book, etc.), children's book writer and co-owner of the Dairy Hollow House in Eureka Springs, Ark., where Brown was an innkeeper, offers 400 recipes in the style of ""nouveau'zarks'' cuisine, a crazy-quilt combination of French haute and nouvelle cuisines, hearty Ozarks country and natural foods cookery. The offerings include Southern favorites like hashed brown quiche, angel biscuits, Savannah peanut butter pie and country-fried chicken with milk gravy. Special attention is devoted to vegetarian dishes, picnic fare, grains and pasta, fruit and chocolate delicacies, pies and cakes, and utilizing regional ingredients. The narrative style is verbose but agreeably enthusiastic; menus are suggested and the tempting recipes are easy to follow, but if readers get stuck they can peruse the glossary or call the authors whose phone number is included. Illustrations not seen by PW. Better Homes and Gardens Cook Book Club alternate. (September 4)