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About the book
Granny, Nana, Mamaw, or Gigi.
It doesn’t matter what you call her. If her roots are in theSouth, your grandmother’s recipe box probably includes a dish or two you’velonged to recreate.
How about her legendary chicken and dumplings or the loavesof zucchini bread she always baked from her garden’s summertime bounty? Doesyour mouth water when you think back on her Sunday pot roasts or the hash browncasserole she always made on Thanksgiving morning? You remember the strawberrypudding cake she whipped up for special birthday dinners? The meals you enjoyedat your grandmother’s table may very well have been your first exposure to thenotion of Southern hospitality and the idea that we really can show our lovethrough food.
Faye Porter’s At MyGrandmother’s Knee celebrates grandma’s cooking and the stories from thegrandchildren whose own memories are sure to spark a few of your own.Throughout this collection, you’ll sit at the tables of dozens of Southerngrandmas and sample recipes that have made them famous with their family fordecades. Don’t be surprised if you see a few of your own family favorites alongthe way.
Every Southerner will recognize the recipes in this collection. If they were not prepared in your own family, you knew someone who brought them to the church dinners. This is a collection of recipes compiled by the author. The recipes are headed by short vignettes that include a quote from a granddaughter about her grandmother who made the recipe. The graphic design and layout of the book were nice and the food photography was excellent. Unfortunately the cookbook suffers from a major problem in regards to organization. The order in which groupings of recipes were presented was problematic. For example, there is a section on pies and cobblers, then cakes, then cookies, then one on chocolate pies, and then on other desserts. Why are the pies and chocolate pies not combined or at least together? The earlier sections also suffer organizational issues. I was actually disappointed in the book. The author, in her introduction, calls this book part history and part cookbook. Unfortunately the book failed to deliver on the history aspect. The vignettes were so short that a reader never got a sense of the grandmother in most cases. If this book was a tribute to grandmothers, why weren't there photographs of the grandmothers to accompany the recipes? The e-galley I read was missing the index so I'm unable to review that aspect of the book. I probably won't go out of my way to purchase a new copy of this book, but if I do happen to find it at a bargain price in a used bookstore or on a bargain table, I might consider it. This review is based on an advance reader's e-galley provided by the author through NetGalley.read more
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