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Miss Mary Bobo's Boarding House Cookbook: A Celebration of Traditional Southern Dishes that Made Miss Mary Bobo's an American Legend Hardcover – October 30, 1994
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This is a beautifully written book, profusely illustrated with photographs and personal accounts of locals and boarders. In addition, the recipes are written in a very clear and easy-to-follow style for the less experienced. Most of these recipes exist in one form or another in other books of mine, but some of the seasoning combinations are unique. I've always felt that good home cooking has that indefinable ingredient, some call it love, that raises ordinary ingredients to art.
However, I must agree with a prior reviewer about putting Jack Daniels in so many of the recipes. From what I've read, Miss Mary didn't drink or use booze in her cooking. So why put it in here? I feel Jack Daniels hurt its credibility, and the credibility of the book, by doing this. They couldn't be selling many extra bottles of whiskey by pushing it in these recipes.
I don't know whether this restaurant has made or lost money since its takeover by Jack Daniels. Certainly, the distillery has performed a public service by maintaining this traditional establishment. For that, I'm appreciative.
This book will make a good gift for someone, particularly someone who's a whiskey fan. I have enjoyed it myself, with the above caveat.