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Posted April 10, 2010
Great Trip Down Memory Lane
I've enjoyed reading her stories and anecdotes as much as the recipes (I hear Rue McClanahan's voice in my head when I'm reading it). I've already tried two of the recipes, with many more on the list for future meals. The recipes are easy to follow and the two I've made are very good. Not as traditional southern as I expected, which isn't necessarily a bad thing, just be prepared for it - think traditional Red Eye Gravy recipe along with uptown Mahogany-Glazed Game Birds. It's a good mix of traditional and new takes on tradition as well as "big city" recipes for more formal entertaining. This isn't a "basic Southern" book, although she does have many great tips and suggestions down the sides of the pages. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone looking to get back in touch with their Southern roots or to get a feel for that Southern cooking style. The only knock I have against it is there aren't enough pictures of the recipes.
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