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Butter Beans to Blackberries: Recipes from the Southern Garden

4.07  ·  Rating Details ·  28 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
Lundy . . . has the art of storytelling . . . and that's one reason it is such a pleasure to read this book. --Newsday
In this definitive cookbook, Ronni Lundy taps her Kentucky roots and the recipes and food passions of fellow Southerners--including both home cooks and professional chefs--she met in her travels through the region. As she cooks her way through succulent pu
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Paperback, 368 pages
Published May 21st 2003 by North Point Press (first published May 11th 1999)
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Hester
Oct 04, 2014 Hester rated it liked it
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I bought this book since I live in the south, and I love to garden. I thought it would teach me to cook what I grow.

Inspired by the cover photo, the author sitting on a porch with a bowl of cranberry shell beans in her lap, the porch garlanded with hyacinth beans, I thought there would be recipes for shell beans. I was sorely disappointed not to find any.

Many of the recipes looked good, but not my cup of tea. Many took a while to cook, with plenty of sugar, flour, and fat. The book is peppered
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Tiffany
Jun 18, 2015 Tiffany rated it really liked it
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This cookbook was packed with information (which could have been organized in a better way). The author includes nostalgic stories from her childhood as well as stories with other food writers and her own travels. She includes mailing lists of items that she discusses and encourages the reader to check out as well as places to visit (she also provides what she calls "road notes"). This is a cookbook that you can read. I didn't think that there were that many recipes in the book (there's 149) as ...more
Katie Hoffman
Jan 05, 2015 Katie Hoffman rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Loved this book! Lundy's writing is warm and humorous, and the stories interposed between the recipes are a delight. Highly recommended.
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This is one of the best Southern cookbooks available. The fried green tomatoes are slap your mama good.
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