By Lynne Tolley and Pat Mitchamore
Published by Thomas Nelson
I am a passionate devotee of cookbooks. I have a whole bookcase devoted to them, in fact !
There was no doubt in my mind that I simply had to review a copy of Jack Daniel’s Spirit of Tennessee Cookbook. This 192 page cookbook has superb black and white and colour photographs scattered throughout, but most of the book is - as it should be – devoted to wonderful recipes from Tennessee.
The recipes cover a vast range from Drinks (these include non-alcoholic drinks) to Appetisers, Soups & Salads, Vegetables, Breads, Outdoor Cooking, Desserts, Cakes & Pies, and Accompaniments. They do NOT all include a shot of Jack Daniel’s !
Outdoor Cooking is a true delight, covering how to set up a Pit Barbecue and some stunning recipes to make. I was a little surprised to find that the main chapter including meat recipes has been entitled Entrees; I would love to know whether this was deliberate and done to reflect a specific Southern tradition ?
The recipes are all clear, concise and easy to follow, and only a few would be difficult to make here in the UK due to the ingredients. I’ve not seen Hominy grits or Marshmallow crème in any local shops here, though I am sure it would be possible to get them via the Internet.
I am so glad I requested this book, and would certainly recommend it to anyone looking for really unusual recipes for a special occasion. Happy Cooking !
NB: the cover of the edition I received is different from the one advertised on the Thomas Nelson website, presumably due to copyright/edition differences between USA and International editions.
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson Publishers as part of their BookSneeze.com