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Mrs. Wilkes' Boardinghouse Cookbook: Recipes and Recollections from Her Savannah Table

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In 1943, a young and determined Sema Wilkes took over a nondescript turn-of-the-century boardinghouse on a sun-dappled brick street in historic downtown Savannah. Her goal was modest: to make a living by offering comfortable lodging and Southern home cooking served family style in the downstairs dining room. Mrs. Wilkes' reputation was strong and business was brisk from th ...more
ebook, 176 pages
Published June 27th 2012 by Ten Speed Press (first published May 9th 2001)
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Mary Kearney
Jun 02, 2016 Mary Kearney rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Favorite cookbook

This was a real treat. I own so many cookbooks and felt guilty to buy another. When I saw how the Seaboard Airline Railroad employees were at one time were her main customers,I had to have it. My grandfather was a section Forman and am sure he ate there. The recipes also brought a picture of my mother cooking huge dinners on Sunday for after church meal. Mrs. Wilkes has more of the old southern recipes than any book I have ever found. They are simple but know how good they are b
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Carolyn Lewis
May 26, 2016 Carolyn Lewis rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Good food and a little history

Great southern cookbook. Each section has a little information about the family, special guests and the foods of the south. Recipes are very good.
Chris
Feb 02, 2014 Chris rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: cookbooks, georgia
Read and bought this cookbook because of my sister's recommendation of the restaurant when she visited Savannah years ago with Girl Scouts. Most of the recipes are so easy and love the stories of Savannah in the book!!
Lori Kersey
May 23, 2014 Lori Kersey rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Yummy cookbook! you must own this book if you enjoy southern cooked food!
Sarah
Jul 11, 2016 Sarah rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Horrible, racist, and unappetizing.
Lynda Dunn
Aug 01, 2016 Lynda Dunn rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Mrs. Wilkes Boarding house cookbook

Having visited Savannah, Ga several times, I always make time to visit Mrs. Wilkes' for lunch and/or dinner. The lines are usually long but the food certainly makes the wait worthwhile.
Fing Fong
Feb 07, 2012 Fing Fong rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
One of my top 10 restaurant meals of all time. Her recipies are the bomb dizzle!
Simone
Feb 09, 2011 Simone rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very fattening. My arteries hardened by page 4.
Marty Elrod
Jul 08, 2011 Marty Elrod rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love this cookbook!!!
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