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, orchard-to-table recipes that feature peaches in every form. Whether you’re craving peach pecan sticky buns, peach jalapeno cornbread, white pizza with peach, pancetta, and chile, or peach lavender 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 Burger Up’s Peach Truck Margarita. Also included is 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.
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.
“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
“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
“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