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The Cornbread Book: A Love Story with Recipes Hardcover – March 25, 2003


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 132 pages
  • Publisher: William Morrow Cookbooks; 1 edition (March 25, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0060096799
  • ISBN-13: 978-0060096793
  • Product Dimensions: 0.6 x 5.6 x 8.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,020,742 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From Publishers Weekly

The author of the novel Life at These Speeds turns his attention-gleefully and surprisingly-to cornbread in a quirky cookbook that boasts delicious recipes and a nice bite of cornbread history. After an introduction in which he proclaims that cornbread should be the country's official bread (new U.S. citizens should get a piece of it after the swearing-in) and unofficial bread, too (it ought to be on all fast-food menus), Jackson offers a brief account of the foodstuff's place in America's past. Interesting tidbits abound: archeo-botanists think it was popcorn that clued people into corn's edibility some 7,000 years ago; corn is both grain and a vegetable; and in 1917, a cookbook suggested that bleary-eyed early risers make "1917 War Coffee," in which molasses-coated toasted corn was supposed to stand in for ground coffee. Jackson's recipes include both basic (Sweet Cornbread is cakey and rich) and highly inventive (Popcorn Focaccia is excellent, and involves Jackson's own method of milling flour from popcorn) breads. Other treats include Caramel Corncake, classic Griddlecakes, Crinkle-Top Sugar Cookies and Honey Snail, a sweet yeast bread Jackson says can be eaten so many ways that it's "pure breakfast anarchy." Humble cornbread has found an impassioned champion and a creative baker in Jackson.
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“A quirky cookbook that boasts delicious recipes and a nice bite of cornbread history.” (Publishers Weekly)

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This is definitely a book for all of us cornbread lovers.
Trisha Karsch
Sure, Jackson's prose is laugh-out-loud, read-it-to-the-nearest-person funny, but this book is a keeper because the recipes are terrific.
Foodie
The book covers four different types of cornbread recipes, basic, `beyond basic', sweet, and yeast cornbreads.
B. Marold

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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on March 25, 2003
Format: Hardcover
This is the kind of cookbook that is as entertaining as it is useful. I've already used three of the recipes (my kids are big fans of cornbread in all its various forms), and all were winners. Gem & Pearl muffins are a decadent breakfast treat, and the two types of cornbread we made were a big hit: suffice to say that there were no leftovers. Next time we'll have to make double batches. Jackson is very funny and charming, and his deep appreciation for his subject comes through on every page. I think we'll be breaking this book out on a regular basis!
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Wordsmith on February 28, 2004
Format: Hardcover
What a fresh voice to discover in the cookbook aisle--I was so charmed that I paid full-price! (And the recipes are fabulous, too.)

As someone who once longed for an MFA of her own but is now in culinary school studying pastry arts, I couldn't possibly be more appreciative of Mr. Jackson's talents--unless he were to provide color commentary all day long while I baked. I will without doubt be purchasing his other efforts, both literary & culinary.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Foodie on November 23, 2008
Format: Hardcover
I've had this book since it was published in 2003, and at this point, my copy is lightly dusted with cornmeal from near-constant use. Sure, Jackson's prose is laugh-out-loud, read-it-to-the-nearest-person funny, but this book is a keeper because the recipes are terrific. By now I've surely memorized the recipe for Sweet Cornbread, but I still like to take out this sunny little yellow book and prop it open while I bake.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Trisha Karsch on November 3, 2006
Format: Hardcover
Mr. Jackson's book is not only informative but the recipes are the best I've ever found. There's nothing like a "from scratch" recipe for full flavor and these cornbread recipes have proven to be great for breakfast, lunch, dinner or dessert. This is definitely a book for all of us cornbread lovers.
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15 of 19 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on April 14, 2003
Format: Hardcover
I confess to not having tried a single recipe yet, but this book gets five stars from me just for the read. Jeremy Jackson is the next Edouard de Pomiane - very, very funny, surprising, smart, literate, and enthusiastic. Even if you hate cornbread (one word, note), you must have it. Buy it, read it, laugh out loud, and preheat your oven to 350F, because you, like me, will be dying to pup a butter-slathered hunk of cornbread down the hatch before you get half-way through.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mark A. Smith on June 10, 2013
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
There really isn't anything I can add that hasn't already been said about this book. If you enjoy Cornbread you will love this book. Well written and researched. Humorous as well. Certainly would recommend it. A pleasant read.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mark J. Anderson on January 30, 2011
Format: Hardcover
Smart, literate,and funny--and it's all about the cornbread, not about the author, who obligingly gives center stage to the greatness that is cornmeal. A book to use, enjoy, and give to a friend.

BTW: I don't know this guy, I've never heard of him, and wish I'd written this little jewel.
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