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Product Details

  • Series: Best of the Best Cookbook
  • Paperback: 222 pages
  • Publisher: Quail Ridge Press (November 1, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1934193321
  • ISBN-13: 978-1934193327
  • Product Dimensions: 9.8 x 6.9 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #920,834 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Gwen McKee is a publisher with a mission. As the co-founder (with her husband, Barney) and the editor-in-chief of Quail Ridge Press, she has dedicated the past two decades to preserving America's food heritage. Through Quail Ridge Press, Gwen has now accomplished much of this task by creating the 50-volume Best of the Best State Cookbook Series that includes over 20,000 classic recipes. Today Quail Ridge Press is one of the most successful regional publishers, and certainly one of the most thriving publishing houses owned by a woman.

Gwen's interest in preserving "real" American food came naturally. Like most native Southerners, she was influenced by a family immersed in the traditions of Southern cooking and entertaining. Over a period of many years, Gwen collected recipes that were handed down through her family for traditional holidays and reunions.

Gwen McKee's first venture in publishing came after she and Barney moved to Jackson, Mississippi, when he became Director of the University Press of Mississippi. She was approached by two ladies, Ruth Moorman and Lalla Williams, with a small 80-page manuscript called The Twelve Days of Christmas Cookbook. Risking her family's meager savings, Gwen published the book, which sold out in three weeks. She knew that she had tapped into a market seeking something different. For the next few years, she slowly expanded, publishing four additional theme cookbooks.

Four years later Barney had joined Gwen, and they now had a full-blown publishing company named after the street where they lived, Quail Ridge Drive. They also had a unique idea--a cookbook that celebrated the best recipes from all the best cookbooks in Mississippi. After extensive research throughout the state, and lots of recipe testing, Best of the Best from Mississippi Cookbook was published. Thus Gwen McKee began her quest to preserve the best recipes of America. Now, 28 years later, 48 volumes in the Best of the Best State Cookbook Series are currently in print, each featuring favorite recipes from the leading cookbooks found throughout every state in the country.

In 1997 Quail Ridge Press and Gwen reached an entirely new plateau when the QVC selected Best of the Best from Mississippi Cookbook as the winner of its "Quest for America's Best--QVC's 50 in 50 Tour" contest. The book sold out within two minutes during its first appearance, and remained a favorite that sold out many times afterward in subsequent showings. This initiated a series of QVC presentations in which over 175,000 Best of the Best cookbooks were sold over the next three years.

In 1999 Gwen McKee took another important step in reaching her goal by creating the Recipe Hall of Fame Collection. The Recipe Hall of Fame Cookbook, featuring 450 winning recipes from all the Best of the Best state books, was an instant hit, selling 65,000 copies within the first few months of publication. With over 700,000 copies in print, the collection now includes Recipe Hall of Fame Dessert Cookbook, Recipe Hall of Fame Quick & Easy Cookbook, and Recipe Hall of Fame Cookbook II in addition to the original Recipe Hall of Fame Cookbook.

Gwen McKee is also the editor of Beyond Grits & Gravy and Best of the Best from America Cookbook. She is the author The Little Gumbo Book and The Little New Orleans Cookbook, the latter of which has been translated into French. These two gift cookbooks were a natural progression, as Gwen was born and reared in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She was educated at Louisiana State University where her major studies and interests were journalism, English, Delta Gamma and Barney.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By NC Ad on January 20, 2010
Format: Paperback
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These bright, beautiful cookbooks featuring custom illustrations are perfect
gifts for friends and teachers or ideal for resale in your shop!

Soups, Salads and Sandwiches...They're Not Just for Lunch Anymore! Cookbook Ladies Gwen McKee and Barbara Moseley have carefully selected and created 413 outstanding recipes for Soups, Salads and Sandwiches that range from quick grab-and-go to family meals to elegent entertaining. How about a soup chapter brimming with 112 delicious recipes, including Soups, Bisques, Stews, Gumbos, Chilis, and Chowders?

The 107 salad recipes include such classics as Cobb, Ceasar, and Waldorf...but wait till you see the variety- Green Salads, Fruit & Gelatin Salads, Pasta & Potato Salads, and Coleslaw! There are 105 recipes that bring new meaning to the word sandwich- Hoagies, Subs & Po-Boys, Wraps, Tea Sandwiches, Burgers, Dogs, and Sliders. Plus, there are six seasoning mixes, over sixty salad dressings, and even a chapter of desserts to complete the whole experience.

For those who love to read cookbooks, there are sidebars including helpful hints, historical facts, and fun trivia. McKee and Moseley have created and edited more than 90 cookbooks and have searched the country for three decades to find the very best recipes. Their criteria? It's all about taste!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Endeavor Morse on July 8, 2013
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This is a great series of cookbooks. You have to be careful with recipes. Some people have an idea of a great recipe that may not gel with your own. No disappointments here so far! These ladies take the best from around the country and sift them down to the very best. If you like to cook delicious & hearty American food, this book is for you!
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Format: Ring-bound
Spiral-bound to lay flat for ease of use, Best of the Best Fast & Fabulous Soups, Salads and Sandwiches is packed with 413 exceptional recipes that span the gamut from easy-to-make to gourmet quality meals. From Quick Chick Navy Bean Soup to Touch of Tuscany Salad to Open-Face Crab English Muffins to Sloppy Joe Phillies and more, the mouth-watering recipes of Fast & Fabulous Soups, Salads and Sandwiches are sure to enliven anyone's meal planner. A handful of color illustrations and sidebars packed with tips round out this thoroughly user-friendly compendium.
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I love lunch at the deli, I think we all do, and with this book you get the deli menu without having to pay a whole lot. Delicous soups, salads, and sandwiches at your fingertips. They're great. Really. And all fairly easy to make, so if you're having trouble deciding what to fix for lunch or having to cut back on spending during the recession, then open a cookbook and start doing it like the professionals.
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