Thanks to Thomas Nelson Book Review Blogger program I was able to review the new Jack Daniel’s Spirit of Tennessee Cookbook by Lynne Tolley and Pat Mitchamore.
I chose to review this book because I’m a novice chef and learning to cook and read recipes I want to learn to cook is fun for me. Jack Daniel’s is also a Southern favorite, so it was only natural for me to want to read this cookbook.
Jack Daniel’s Spirit of Tennessee Cookbook reveals the rich tradition of country cooking, the distinctive taste of Jack Daniel's Tennessee Whiskey, and the heritage of rural America are all elegantly captured in Jack Daniel's The Spirit of Tennessee Cookbook. Included are more than 350 recipes, stunning full-color photographs, and stories of the people, places, and traditions of Middle Tennessee. Illustrated and indexed.
I enjoyed reading through this cookbook and found quite a few recipes for food and drinks that I will be making in the future. The stories and photographs featured throughout the cookbook gave a warm feel of the people of Tennessee and bring the traditions to life. My favorite story was about men whittling pieces of wood because I’ve seen this tradition numerous times while visiting Southern states.
My favorite drinks featured in the cookbook are: Chocolate Jack, Champagne Punch and Jack Sour.
The food recipes all sounded delicious, but these are my favorites: Pecan Chicken Salad, Spinach Tarts, Hot Weather Herbed Tomato Soup, Spiked Cherry Salad, Broccoli and Rice Casserole, Georgia Peach Muffins, Hushpuppies, Banana Fritters, Banana Raisin Bread, Miss Mary’s Famous Chicken with Pastry, Intoxicated Chicken, Tennessee Curled Cookies and Jack Daniel’s Brownies and Glaze.
With the help of this cookbook, I’ll be able to make some favorite Southern home cooked meals!