When Stephen and Jessica Rose settled in Nashville, they expected to find the sweet, juicy peaches that Stephen remembered from his childhood in Georgia – and yet, though Nashville’s food scene was on the rise, no one was selling freshly picked peaches. After a fateful trip to Stephen’s hometown turned Jessica into a true believer, the two decided to solve that problem themselves by partnering with the five-generation Pearson Farm, importing peaches directly from the farm and handselling them at local farmers’ markets out of the back of the couple’s ’64 Jeep Gladiator, packaging them in stylishly designed brown paper bags that featured their budding business’s now-iconic logo. By the end of the first summer, their peaches were selling out daily, and the Roses knew they were onto something. Today, their peaches are shipped to tens of thousands of customers across the country in distinctive orange boxes and featured on the menus of many of Nashville’s premier restaurants. The peaches have become a beloved institution via high engagement on their wildly popular social media accounts, and have been praised by the likes of Chrissy Teigen, Reese Witherspoon, and Jessica Seinfeld. Now, Stephen and Jessica are bringing the spirit of the Georgia peach, a dedication to seasonal, healthy eating, and their modern twist on the rich traditions of Southern cooking to readers around the country with THE PEACH TRUCK COOKBOOK: 100 Delicious Recipes for All Things Peach (Scribner; on sale: June 25, 2019).
Beautifully designed and full of gorgeous photographs, THE PEACH TRUCK COOKBOOK places the peach front and center in recipes spanning from appetizers to entrees to desserts and beyond, and will surprise cooks with its unexpected, savory takes on the beloved fruit. Building on their belief in sustainable, farm-to-table cooking, the Roses also provide instructions on how to can, pickle, preserve, and distill liqueur from the fruit, ensuring that a perfect peach never goes to waste. Throughout, Stephen and Jessica share their inspiring personal story as well as their vast knowledge of all things peaches, bringing readers more deeply than ever before into the life they’ve built through hard work, passion, family values, and above all, their love for the Georgia peach. Including recipes from prominent Nashville chefs such as Sean Brock, Tandy Wilson, Teresa Mason, and more, this scrumptious cookbook is a must-own for peach-lovers, and an essential addition to the world of Southern cooking.
Stephen and Jessica Rose are the cofounders of The Peach Truck, which has been featured in national media from The Today Show to Food and Wine to Southern Living, and was named to Facebook’s Small Business Council. They live in Nashville, Tennessee with their three children.