Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Jack Daniels -- Spirit Of Tennessee Cookbook

By Lynne Tolley and Pat Mitchamore

Thomas Nelson Publishing

This is my first cookbook review, and I have to say that I was rather excited to try out some honest southern-style cooking. Since I don't drink, I wasn't sure how the introduction of Jack Daniels Whiskey to the cooking process would affect the final product, but I was plesantly surprised to find that it simply colored the finished dishes with a somewhat unique flavor.

Overall, the presentation of the book is tremendous. The cookbook is so much more than merely a bunch of recipes that are thown together. The authors of this book gathered pages and pages of history-- not just about Jack Daniels, but about Tennessee itself. There is a wonderful piece about Miss Mary Bobo's Boarding house in Lynchburg Tennessee, a nice short biography of Moore County Tennessee, and there's a Hardware and General Store that has such a beautiful story that I will make a point to stop by the next time I am in Tennessee.

All in all, I highly reccommend this book if you are cook, a lover of food, or a fan of down home-southern hospitality. I thought I was just getting a cookbook, but I got so much more.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson Publishers as part of their book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."

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