Welcome back to my “Cookbook Corner”! Yes…I’m aware I missed last week; my apologies.
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My choice for this edition of “Cookbook Corner” is…
“The B.T.C. Old-Fashioned Grocery Store Cookbook” By: Alexe Van Beuren with recipes by Dixie Grimes
This is a beautiful hardback book that (as the cover states) brings “recipes and stories from a southern revival”. I don’t know about you, but I love cookbooks that also have stories, histories and narratives included throughout.
I flicked through this cookbook and immediately started planning in my head which recipes I wanted to try first. The book is filled with not only delicious looking recipes, but delightful stories to – that seem to bring the book to life.
I flipped to the back of the cookbook (as I do with most cookbooks) and looked at the “Dessert” category and oh my! Heaven! How does “Chocolate Buttermilk Cake” sound? Or what about “Mrs. Jo’s Banana Pudding”? “Charlie Brown Cookies”? “Peach Icebox Pie”? How could anyone turn any of those down!?
I especially loved the tutorial (complete with pictures) for the “Fried Pie” recipe! I have that marked with a large yellow flag! “TRY ME”! (Which I will be trying soon…)
The book also contains though beautifully crafted recipes for breakfast, soups and salads, casseroles (a personal favorite), main dishes and sides.
The “Loaded Baked Potato Soup” looks (and sounds) delicious (minus the bacon – which I would omit) and the “Shrimp and Sweet Corn Chowder” – forget about it! Yum!
The only recipe I have gotten around to trying (it’s hard to try other peoples recipes when you are developing your own!) is the “B.T.C. Tuna Salad” – which was amazing! Everyone in the family loved it and it was delicious on toasted bread!
I could go on and on about the other recipes in this book that look and sound incredible (I am wanting to do more research on their “Tex-Mex Pimento Cheese”) but why don’t you just do yourself a favor – and buy the book today!
I highly recommend it for all you “Southern Food” fans out there (like myself), and also to those who like a bit of history / nostalgia with their recipes.
The story of the “B.T.C. Old-Fashioned Grocery Store” is very interesting! Check it out and read and taste along with the recipes and memories in this book…
Want to buy “The B.T.C. Old-Fashioned Grocery Store Cookbook”? Click here…
Want to READ CHAPTER ONE!? Click here…
The personal views and reviews of this blog are mine and mine alone. Any opinion or thought expressed are strictly my own. I received this book from “Blogging for Books” for this review. More information can be found by emailing me your questions.