Item description for Jan Karon's Mitford Cookbook and Kitchen Reader: Recipes from Mitford Cooks, Favorite Tales from Mitford Books (Mitford Years) by Jan Karon & Martha McIntosh...
Overview Presents recipes from the popular series, a fan's cookbook shares a wealth of tips, culinary quotes, and side-dish sidebars as well as the instructions for such fare as Miss Sadie's apple pie, Puny's cornbread, and Emma's pork roast.
Millions of Mitford fans around the world will agree--it's easy to put on a pound or two reading a Mitford novel. Scene after scene of the bestselling series' colorful characters enjoying tantalizing dishes can immediately start a craving. Then, before you know it, you've read several pages by the glow of the refrigerator lightbulb. Packed with more than 150 recipes from the Mitford novels and from the author's own recipe box, Jan Karon's Mitford Cookbook & Kitchen Reader is loaded with tips, hints, jokes, culinary quotes, and delightful side-dish sidebars guaranteed to start a stomach rumbling. From Miss Sadie's Apple Pie to Puny's Cornbread, from Emma's Pork Roast to Marge's Sweet Tea with Peppermint, beloved characters come alive through their own favorite recipes. Here, too, are Karon's reminiscences of her own family's food traditions and--as dessert--four stories never before published in her books.
Jan Karon's Mitford Cookbook & Kitchen Reader is a charming companion to the Mitford series that will have readers clamoring to bring into their own kitchens the aromas and flavors that swirl within the little town with the big heart.
Citations And Professional Reviews Jan Karon's Mitford Cookbook and Kitchen Reader: Recipes from Mitford Cooks, Favorite Tales from Mitford Books (Mitford Years) by Jan Karon & Martha McIntosh has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Publishers Weekly - 08/30/2004 page 49
USA Today - 08/23/2004 page 1
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Studio: Viking Adult
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 1" Width: 9.25" Height: 9.25" Weight: 2.85 lbs.
Release Date Oct 1, 2004
Publisher Penguin Group USA
Series Mitford Years
ISBN 0670032395 ISBN13 9780670032396
Availability 0 units.
More About Jan Karon & Martha McIntosh
Born Janice Meredith Wilson in 1937, Jan Karon was raised on a farm near Lenoir, North Carolina. Karon knew at a very early age that she wanted to be a writer. She penned her first novel when she was just 10 years old, the same year she won a shirt-story contest organized by the local highschool.
Karon married as a teenager and hand a daughter, Candace. At 18, Karon began working as a receptionist for a Charlotte, N.C. advertising agency. She advanced in the company after leaving samples of her writing on the desk of her boss, who eventually noticed her talent. Karon went on to have a highly successful career in the field, winning awards for ad agencies from Charlotte to San Francisco. In time, she became a creative vice president at the high-profile McKinney & Silver, in Raleigh. Wile there she won the prestigious Stephen Kelly Award, with which the Magazine Publishers of America honor the year's best print campaign.
During her hears in advertising, Karon kept alive her childhood ambition to be an author. At the age of 50 she left her career in advertising and moved to Blowing Rock, North Carolina, to pursue that dream. After struggling - and failing - to get a novel underway, Karon awoke one night with a mental image of an Episcopal priest walking down a village street. She grew curious about him, and started writing. Soon, Karon was publishing weekly installments about Father Tim in her local newspaper, the The Blowing Rocket, which saw its circulation double as a result. "It certainly worked for Mr. Dickens", says Karon.
The Father Tim stories became Karon's first Mitford novel, At Home in Mitford. The book has since been nominated three times for an ABBY (American Booksellers Book Of the Year Award), which honors titles that bookstore owners most enjoy recommending to customers. The fourth Mitford novel, A New Song, won both the Christy and Gold Medallion awards for outstanding contemporary fiction in 2000. A Common Life, In This Mountain, and Shepherd's Abiding have also won Gold Medallion awards. Out to Canaan was the first Mitford novel to hit the New York Times bestseller list, subsequent novels have debuted on the New York Times list, often landing the #1 spot.
Karon says her character-driven work seeks to give readers a large, extended family they can call their own.
Jan Karon currently resides in Blowing Rock, in the state of North Carolina. Jan Karon was born in 1937.
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Reviews - What do customers think about Jan Karons Mitford Cookbook & Kitchen Reader?
Jan Karon's Mitford Cookbook and Kitchen Reader Mar 8, 2007
This is a delightful book. The recipes are fantastic and excerpts from the Mitford books is right on. I received this fabulous book within a few days. I liked it so much I ordered it as a gift to a dear friend.
More that a receipe book Jan 28, 2007
When you read a novel that talks about what food they are serving it often sounds great. With this book you can actually have the receipes plus the quotes from the novel they are from. Well worth the money
Ahhhh Mitford Jan 13, 2007
This is a wonderful hardcover cookbook. Nice size and very nice looking. Ir has all of Mitford's best little stories and best of all the famous Orange Marmalade Cake recipe. For all Mitford lovers........ great book!
Wonderful companion to the series Jan 12, 2007
My daughter-in-law and I both enjoy trying the recipes we have read about in the delightful Mitford series. Knowing that they have been tested, staying true to the ingredients that would be available in western North Carolina, makes them all the more appealing. I feel as though I am cooking for old friends.
A Real Life View Nov 17, 2006
I own all of the books of the "Mitford" series. I was so pleased when the cookbook was published that I purchased it. I so much enjoyed the vignettes of the recipes that I doctored Uncle Billy's Sweet Potato Pie with a few ounces of "Jack Daniels" and got raves. I live in a small city in Southeastern Indiana and so many of the Mitford stories parallel our life here. I am an Episcopalian and all of Jan's novels have touched my heart. I am a Licensed Lay Preacher and have used Jan's themes in my sermons because they touch upon life in general and small towns in particular. Thanks, Jan.