Books Martha Hall Foose Books by Martha Hall Foose Martha Hall Foose has written books about: Nonfiction Food & Wine Facebook Twitter Google+ Email NPR stories about Martha Hall Foose Chris Silas Neal Critics' Lists: Summer 2011 Back To Basics: 2011's Simple, Summery Cookbooks June 5, 2011 This season's standouts praise America's culinary traditions from coast to coast — and everywhere in between. Authors of these plainspoken and charming cookbooks craft memorable recipes around just a few well-chosen flavors: meals for every day that are anything but. Back To Basics: 2011's Simple, Summery Cookbooks Listen · 5:07 5:07 Toggle more options Download Embed Embed <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/136862764/136972627" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player"> Transcript Chris Granger/ Cookbooks & Recipes Recipe: 'Soybean Salad: Field Of Dreams' June 3, 2011 From A Southerly Course: Recipes and Stories from Close to Home by Martha Hall Foose. Cooking and Cookbooks Recipes: 'Screen Doors and Sweet Tea' May 27, 2008 This wisecracking, story-telling treasury of Southern cooking offers a variety of delicious dishes. Some, like Apricot Rice Salad, have an elegant, dinner-on-the-porch feel. Others (All for Okra and Okra for All), are resolutely egalitarian.