Fannie Flagg's Original Whistle Stop Cafe Cookbook: Featuring Fried Green Tomatoes, Southern Barbecue, Banana Split Cake, and Many Other Great Recipes (PagePerfect NOOK Book)

Fannie Flagg's Original Whistle Stop Cafe Cookbook: Featuring Fried Green Tomatoes, Southern Barbecue, Banana Split Cake, and Many Other Great Recipes (PagePerfect NOOK Book)

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by Fannie Flagg
     
 

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After the tremendous success of her novel, Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe, and the beloved movie that followed, author Fannie Flagg received thousands of requests from all over the world asking for recipes from the little cafe of her Alabama childhood that was the model for the cafe in her novel. Now, she joyfully shares those recipes, in what may well

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After the tremendous success of her novel, Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe, and the beloved movie that followed, author Fannie Flagg received thousands of requests from all over the world asking for recipes from the little cafe of her Alabama childhood that was the model for the cafe in her novel. Now, she joyfully shares those recipes, in what may well be the first cookbook ever written by a satisfied customer rather than a cook! Inside you'll find wonderful recipes for:
* Skinless Fried Chicken * Pork Chops with Apples and Sweet Potatoes * Baked Ham and Pineapple Rings * Baked Turkey with Traditional Cornbread Dressing * Black-eyed Peas * Fried Okra * Creamed Onions * Broccoli Casserole * Southern Cream Gravy * Fried Catfish * Scalloped Oysters * Down Home Crab Cakes * Beaten Biscuits * Corn Pones * Lemon Ice Box Pie * Kentucky Bourbon Chocolate Pecan Pie * And much more!

The recipes in Fannie Flagg's Original Whistle Stop Cafe Cookbook are all for delicious hearty happy food that comes with all sorts of things, from gravies to hot sauces (very often the secret's in the sauce). But most of all this food, and this book, comes with love.

"If you liked her novel, Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe, and if you liked the movie they made from that novel, you'll like this cookbook....It's funny, just like Flagg."
--Richmond Times-Dispatch

"Recommended...All the traditional dishes are here, along with the author's irreverent, irresistible commentary on Southern cooking and culture."
--Library Journal

Note: This edition does not include photos.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
Flagg, author of Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Caf e (Random, 1987) and of the screenplay for the popular movie inspired by the book, admits that she is no cook--but she loves to eat. And so she has collected favorite recipes from the real cafe that was her model, The Irondale Cafe in Irondale, Alabama, run by her great-aunt for more than 50 years and still going strong. All the traditional dishes are here, from grits to barbecue to black bottom pie, along with the author's irreverent, irresistible commentary on Southern cooking and culture. Quotes from Fried Green Tomatoes and period photographs further add to Flagg's atmospheric text. Recommended for most collections.
Mary Frances Wilkens
You might remember Fannie Flagg from her career as a comedienne in the 1960s or by her regular appearances on the game show "Match Game" in the 1970s. But in the 1980s, Flagg has put herself on the respectable map as an author with the incredible popularity of her novel "Fried Green Tomatoes and the Whistle Stop Cafe" and the movie based on it, the screenplay earning her an Academy Award. Now Flagg is really milking the success of that Hollywood hit by putting together this compilation of down-home, southern recipes from the same cafe. Although not a cook herself, she has "always loved to eat, loved to be around other people eating . . . As the only child of a mother who did not like to cook, I have eaten out almost every day of my life." What she delivers, then, is an endearing, often corny and sappy book featuring the best of southern cooking and anecdotes from patrons of the cafe. Flagg avoids anything trendy (or healthy) but does offer some wonderful, easy recipes--like the one for chicken pot pie using frozen veggies or the one for Mississippi mud cake that must "leave your mouth coated with sugar"--as well as quick kitchen tips for the busy cook. A cute addition for American regional cookbook collections--and a likely best-seller given the movie tie-in angle.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780345533821
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
11/02/2011
Sold by:
Random House
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
522,040
File size:
2 MB

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Fannie Flagg's Original Whistle Stop Cafe Cookbook: Featuring Fried Green Tomatoes, Southern Barbecue, Banana Split Cake, and Many Other Great Recipes 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have been looking for a good fried green tomatoes recipe and I now have them.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is THE best cookbook you will ever use. I have made many recipes from this book, and each one has been exceptional. My husband and I agree; there is not a bad recipe in the book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the best southern cookbook I have ever found. Just like my mama made!!!! A must have for your collection especially if, like me, you have moved out of the south and can't find these wonderful dishes anywhere else!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the best southern cookbook I have ever found, the recipes are just like my mama made!!!!! A must have for your collection, especially when, like me, you find yourself living out of the south and can't find these wonderful dishes anywhere else.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The recipes are easy to follow and short which I like. Also the little comments by the recipes are fun to read and most are very funny. I have a friend that I know will love this cookbook too so I have bought another one to give her at Christmas.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good book...lots of old pictures...dialogue is funny...not only good cookbook but also a good read
NCgirl More than 1 year ago
Easy to follow southern recipe's with simple ingredients. Would make an excellent gift for the beginning cook or for someone to add to their collection of recipe's.
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