A warm and stylish Southern cookbook, from the owners of the beloved Nashville-based The Peach Truck, celebrating all things peach in 100 fresh and flavorful recipes.
When Stephen and Jessica Rose settled in Nashville, they fell in love with their new city. Their only reservation: Where were the luscious peaches that Stephen remembered from his childhood in Georgia? Amid Nashville’s burgeoning food scene, the couple partnered with his hometown peach orchard to bring just-off-the-tree Georgia peaches to their adopted city, selling them out of the back of their 1964 Jeep Gladiator in Nashville’s farmer’s markets. Since starting their company in 2012, Stephen and Jessica have attracted a quarter of a million followers on social media and have delivered more than 4.5 million peaches to tens of thousands of customers in 48 states. With The Peach Truck Cookbook, the couple brings the lusciousness of the Georgia peach and the savory and sweet charms of Southern cooking, as well as the story behind their success and an insider’s guide to the Nashville food scene, to readers everywhere.
From first bites to easy lunches to mouth-watering dinner dishes and sumptuous desserts, The Peach Truck Cookbook captures the Southern cooking renaissance with fresh, delectable, farm-to-table recipes that are easy to follow and feature peaches in every form. Whether you’re craving peach pecan sticky buns, peach jalapeno cornbread, white pizza with peach, pancetta, and chile, or minty peach lemonade—or have always wanted to try your hand at making a classic peach pie—Stephen and Jessica have you covered. Many of Nashville’s most celebrated hotspots and chefs, including Sean Brock, Lisa Donovan, and Tandy Wilson, have contributed recipes, so you’ll also get a how-to on cult menu items such as Sean Brock’s Double Cheeseburger with Peach Ketchup, Mas Tacos Peach Tamales, and Burger Up’s Peach Truck Margarita. Also included are beautiful photographs illustrating each recipe and a pocket peach education—as Jessica and Stephen take you through peach varieties, best harvesting practices, and everything you need to know to have a peach-stocked pantry.
Full of character and charm, The Peach Truck Cookbook is not only an essential addition to the peach-lover’s kitchen, it will bring the beauty of summer to your table all year round.
About the Author
Stephen Rose and his wife Jessica are the co-founders of The Peach Truck, which has been featured in national media from Food and Wine to Southern Living and was named to Facebook’s Small Business Council. They live in Nashville, Tennessee, with their three children.
Jessica Rose and her husband Stephen are the co-founders of The Peach Truck, which has been featured in national media from Food and Wine to Southern Living and was named to Facebook’s Top Ten Small Businesses. They live in Nashville, Tennessee, with their three children.
"Stephen and Jessica Rose couldn’t find juicy, fragrant fresh peaches in Nashville, where they settled as newlyweds, so they did something about it ... Now the couple has a cookbook that explains peach varieties, the history of the fruit in America and how to store, ripen and peel your peaches ... Adding peaches to Dutch baby pancakes, to a cucumber gazpacho, to poundcake, to a Caprese salad and to condiments for pork and salmon are first-rate suggestions." —New York Times
“There is no limit to what can be made with the fruit, with possibilities as diverse as sticky glazed ribs, pickled peach deviled eggs and peach tamales… Even overripe peaches find their way into versatile peach simple syrup to spruce up summer beverages… Enjoy them every which way while you can. Because the only problem with perfect peaches is that their season, as sweet as it is, is fleeting." —The Washington Post
"Delicious." —Parade Magazine
"This delicious cookbook features interesting takes on this seasonal fruit as the star of breakfast, small bites, sides, suppers and desserts." —Raleigh News & Observer
“A delightful guide through the world of peaches, instructive yet whimsical, with an eye at all times on preserving the sanctity of a freshly picked peach. Through 100 recipes that range from breakfast items to salads and cocktails, The Peach Truck Cookbook evokes a homey Southern charm that helps tell the Roses’ story and makes you crave peaches.” —Tampa Bay Times
“Like many great stories in the South, this one involves an old truck—a 1964 Jeep Gladiator from which Stephen and Jessica Rose got their start selling fresh peaches throughout Nashville. A huge social media following later, the Roses have released their first cookbook. It’s a primer on slipping peaches into everything.” —Garden and Gun, Best New Books for June 2019
"These irresistible recipes will change the way you think about food." —The Washington Book Review
“This cookbook is beautiful… Filled with feelings of summer, friendship, and joy, it will look beautiful on your shelf and in your hands as you find your next recipe to try.” —Columbus Underground
“Their creativity comes into play when peaches are stuffed in tamales, shaved thing and topped with snapper crudo, and folded into past with basil, corn, and cherry tomatoes.” —The Local Palate
“Since we received our first box of peaches from Stephen and Jessica Rose almost six years ago in our test kitchen, we knew The Peach Truck was not just any other mail-order fruit company… The couple just announced that The Peach Truck Cookbook: 100 Delicious Recipes for All Things Peach will debut on June 25th. While their website has hosted many of Stephen and Jessica’s favorite ways to eat a peach, the cookbook will have even more inspired by Stephen's upbringing in rural Georgia and Jessica's in the Pacific Northwest.” —Southern Living Online
"Summer isn't that far off, which means it's almost time to stand in line, waiting to buy tree-fresh peaches rolled up in a paper bag from The Peach Truck. Jessica and Stephen Rose own the truck, which appears in spots all over town and has turned into a regional obsession ... [The Peach Truck Cookbook] has ideas for what to do with peaches for breakfast, lunch and dinner — in case simply eating the fruit, juice dripping from your chin as you stand in the farmers' market in Shelby Park, isn't enough for you anymore." —Nashville Scene
"Chock full of great recipes, preservation tips, and a dose of inspiration for anyone looking to follow their unconventional dreams!” —StyleBlueprint
“There is no way that this wouldn’t be a pleasant surprise if given as a hostess gift at your family reunion picnic… Every chapter has its share of the exotica to hold the jaded interests of foodies, alongside clever and richly sweet variations on the very familiar.” —Leo Weekly
“Southerners and peach lovers will appreciate this cookbook, but anyone who enjoys feel-good stories of successful family-run businesses will eat it up too.” —Library Journal
“In this fun and imaginative collection, husband-and-wife team Jessica and Stephen Rose, who sell Georgia peaches throughout Nashville from their Peach Truck, superbly demonstrate the peach’s versatility in a wide array of sweet and savory dishes… The recipes are accessible, and ingredients easily sourced… These excellent offerings are sure to inspire many a trip to the local farmer’s market or orchard.” —Publishers Weekly