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Down Home with the Neelys: A Southern Family Cookbook

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Meet the Neelys: Pat and Gina, husband-and-wife team, hosts of their own television show, and proprietors of the celebrated Memphis and Nashville eateries, Neely’s Bar-B-Que.

The Neelys’ down-home approach to cooking has earned them the highest accolades from coast to coast. It has also won them millions of viewers on the Food Network. Simply put, the Neelys are all about g
Hardcover, 288 pages
Published May 12th 2009 by Knopf
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Virginia Campbell
I very much enjoy watching the Neelys' cooking show on the Food Network. Pat Neely's gentle humor is the perfect counterpoint for the spirit and sass of his wife, Gina. These folks really know how to cook, and they cook much more than just the BBQ for which they are famous. There is a wide variety of recipes in this book. Food that is prepared with love and intuition, and then well-seasoned with spices and flavorings. Some of the recipes and cooking methods are very similar to my own family's co ...more
Feb 28, 2016 Angie rated it really liked it
I have borrowed this several times from a local library, and have made many recipes from this.

I gave it 4 stars, instead of 5 stars, only because some of the ingredients are nearly impossible to find where I live. And, because of the scarcity of those few ingredients, there are a few recipes I am not able to make.

But what I have made was loved by me and my family. And their stories and comments; they are hilarious. If only I had as much fun in my kitchen as they're having in theirs.
May 29, 2009 Cherice rated it really liked it
Good cookbook, the book was unique in that it shares the couple’s background, how they met, married, opened their restaurants and got their own TV show.

The recipes are great, though not light on the calories. I made the shrimp with spicy sauce and corn bread. Both were quite tasty. Lots of advice for cooking BBQ and making sauces and rubs. Of course lots of BBQ recipes, but also lots of other items and drinks to make a good variety of foods.
Nov 18, 2009 Crystal rated it it was amazing
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I found the cookbook to be as warm and inviting as their tv show. Plus, the pictures of thier family was an added bonus.

As far as the recipes, I thought it was great that they manage to get barbeque into almost everything! All of the recipes sounded delicious, and I can't wait to make them.
Jul 09, 2009 Racehorse732 rated it it was amazing
Wasn't a bad cook book..i made a few dishes..nice variety. my only gripe is with the quality of the book itself...haven't had it three months and its already losing pages.

dishes to make: get yo man chicken lol
Jan 08, 2014 Millicent rated it liked it
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Great book but not very healthy.
Jul 24, 2009 Heather rated it really liked it
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fun stories, great recipes. the spicy corn chowder with sweet potatoes and smoked paprika is way yummy!
Feb 11, 2011 NList rated it really liked it
I really like the cole slaw and green bean with new potatoes recipes. Beware of the sugar content in both - I usually cut it at least in half.
Jun 04, 2009 Kathy rated it really liked it
Interesting format -- Learned more about the Neeleys story and found many interesting recipes. May have to buy the cookbook.
Jan 15, 2010 Ron rated it really liked it
I gave it 4 stars because I know some of the family members so this made it a fun read.
Jun 09, 2013 Cj rated it really liked it
My mommy surprised me with this and I really enjoyed using it, because there's a good amount of recipes that the family and I have enjoyed. I'll be using this book for a a very long time.
Nov 05, 2010 Dawn rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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subtitled a Southern Family Cookbook. some modern twists and some standard favorites.
Dec 19, 2014 Anushka rated it it was amazing
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I loved it the recipes were clear and easy to understand I've always loved the Neely's. really good.
Jan 16, 2013 Yvette added it
I didn't get to try many recipes, but the Southern Gumbo was the bomb and a definitely a hit with my Fam.
K. East
Jun 18, 2011 K. East rated it it was amazing
No heart-healthy recipes here. Just good, home cooking. The sauces and rubs are to die for. Most recipes are also online, however, saving the need to copy them.
Angela Haygood
Jan 17, 2012 Angela Haygood rated it really liked it
The BBQ sauce is a staple in my kitchen ( I add sambal for spice...nice book.
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Aug 19, 2011 Randie D. Camp, M.S. rated it really liked it
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Lots of great tips. More pictures of the Neelys and their family than pictures of the recipes, but I still enjoyed the background information.
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Jun 03, 2009 Mrs. Vixen rated it it was amazing
This is one of the few cookbooks that I have recently purchased and I like from begining to end. That is a rare moment in my book, it is so hard to find good Southern cookbooks.
Sep 07, 2010 Shamieka rated it it was amazing
I love them. Love the show. There are several things that I have tried from the book, it has all been yummy!
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