Item description for The Blue Willow Inn Cookbook: Discover Why the Best Small-Town Restaurant in the South is in Social Circle, Georgia by Jane Stern & Michael Stern...
Overview A Roadfood Cookbook For five years in a row, The Blue Willow Inn in Social Circle, Georgia, 40 minutes east of Atlanta, has been voted best small town restaurant in the South by the readers of Southern Living magazine. Billie and Louis Van Dyke say that no one is allowed to leave hungry, and certainly no one should after feasting on a variety of Southern salads, meats, vegetables, breads and desserts and, of course, sweet tea, the "Champagne of the South," and lemonade. Housed in a gloriously restored southern mansion, The Blue Willow Inn is home to Southern hospitality and charm at its best. The Blue Willow Inn Cookbook offers delicious Southern recipes, vintage pictures from the early days of Social Circle, and fascinating anecdotes about the restaurant. It's a book that's wonderful for reading or for cooking.
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Studio: Thomas Nelson
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.16" Width: 7.78" Height: 0.77" Weight: 1.5 lbs.
Release Date Jun 30, 2002
Publisher Thomas Nelson
ISBN 1558539913 ISBN13 9781558539914 UPC 031869009910
Availability 0 units.
More About Jane Stern & Michael Stern
JANE and MICHAEL STERN are the authors of more than forty books, including "Square Meals," " Chili Nation," and six previous editions of" Roadfood." They write the "Roadfood" column in" Gourmet," the winner of three James Beard Awards for Best Magazine Series, and are regulars on public radio's" The Splendid Table." They host the interactive Web site, Roadfood.com, which Yahoo declared "site of the year," and frequently contribute book reviews to the "New York Times." They live in Connecticut
Jane Stern currently resides in the state of Connecticut.
Reviews - What do customers think about The Blue Willow Inn Cookbook: Discover Why the Best Small-Town Restaurant in the South is in Social Circle, Georgia?
The Blue WIllow Inn Cookbook Jan 20, 2009
This is a pretty book with some very good recipes in it. For a collector, you will enjoy this book.
Best Cookbook Ever Nov 2, 2008
This is one of the best cookbooks I have ever owned. Some real home town favorites, that you don't always find in other cookbooks.
Not the same recipes that The Blue Willow Inn uses in their restaurant Oct 2, 2008
I live approx. 10 miles from The Blue Willow Inn Restaurant and we there very often. I have to say it's one of the best restaurants I have eaten at for southern cooking. Elegant atmosphere to boot and all of the southern trimmings like real homemade lemonade and the best peach cobbler you have put in your mouth. I also have this cookbook and I am very disappointed with a lot of the recipes in it. They are most definately not the same. As a matter of fact they have several cookbooks and if you will notice the mac n' cheese recipe is different in all of them. I have one cookbook (can't remember the name) but it is from an author that toured a lot of southern restaurants and had two or three recipes from each restaurant. That cookbook is the only one that actually has the "restaurant" recipes. So, if you have never been to the Blue Willow Restaurant you will be very happy with the cookbook, but if you have eaten there or plan to you will be very disappointed with the cookbook because you will be expecting those same wonderful dishes as soon as they come out of the oven only to get something not as good.
I LOVE THIS BOOK! Feb 25, 2008
After ordering this Blue Willow Inn Cookbook, this site did their usual great job of getting it to me in just a few days. I have read this book from cover to cover - and I LOVE it! The brief stories connect the recipes to The Blue Willow Inn in a charming way. The recipes make my mouth water. I am going to make an opportunity to visit The Blue Willow Inn and visit with the owners and enjoy their buffet! In the meanwhile, I'm going to treat my family with these wonderful recipes. I began yesterday with the Fresh Apple Cake and the Pimento & Cheese. They were both hits with the family! My goal is to use all these recipes over the next year. If you enjoy "reading" cookbooks, DON'T miss this one. It's to die for!
First impression of Southern Cooking Oct 1, 2007
An old roommate of mine was born in the South and she used this cookbook a lot. She made fried okra, black eyed peas and I thought both items were very successful and tasted yummy. This book was my first impression of Southern Cooking, so therefore I don't know how it compares with other southern cooking. It is all I believed it would be: lots of meat, lots of fat and lots of mayonnaise. Though I think I will avoid most of the mayo salads, I will be attempting to make some of the more traditional southern recipes at some point.
For those of us who have never tasted authentic southern food before, I think this book does a good job of presenting the basics. The other comments that this book has many "recipes every Southerner should know" makes me believe that it is a fantastic book for those of us who have no idea of what that includes.
This book is definately not for the fat concious chef and it doesn't adapt well to "low-fat" substitutions.