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Mrs. Rowe's Restaurant Cookbook: A Lifetime of Recipes from the Shenandoah Valley Hardcover – October 1, 2006

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"Most of all, I love that this book captures the real meat of life, not just its gravy."
-Lily Binns, Saveur

"Sometimes recipes produce more than a good meal; they bring history to life. Such is the case with Mrs. Rowe's Restaurant Cookbook."
-Country Living Magazine

"Even those not familiar with Mrs. Rowe's will appreciate the collection of Southern and Appalachian favorites. . . Bryan's thoughtfully written portrait of the late Mildred Rowe adds to the charm."
-Atlanta Journal-Constitution

From the Publisher

* A heart-warming homage to the famous Mrs. Rowe's Restaurant, a 50-year-old all-American roadside café in Staunton, Virginia.
* Includes 175 recipes and more than 50 archival and full- color food and location photos.
* Accompanying text celebrates the life of the tough-as- nails Mildred Rowe, who started the highly successful restaurant.
* Foreword by Jane and Michael Stern designates Mrs. Rowe, her restaurant, and her canon of recipes as the epitome of irresistible Appalachian country-style food.
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Ten Speed Press (October 1, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1580087345
  • ISBN-13: 978-1580087346
  • Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 0.9 x 10.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #267,465 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By D. A. Mccracken on December 21, 2007
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The recipes are well written, use basic ingredients found in most kitchens, and are very easy to make. The recipes are for the dishes from your grandmother's kitchen: Sunday dinner, weekend breakfast, holiday favorites, and family get-togethers. The book also tells of Mrs. Rowe's life, an independent woman far ahead of her time.
If you are in Virginia on I81 at exit 222, stop at Mrs. Rowe's Family resturant (has been there for almost 60 years) for a snack (best pies around) or a meal. I have been doing so for over 20 years. But buy her cookbook at Amazon - it's much cheaper.
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My family and I have eaten many meals at Rowe's Restaurant through the years. As I read this book, I felt that I was right there beside Mildred Rowe, talking, laughing with her, eating her delicious food and even picking apples! Mollie Bryan has captured the real Mildred Rowe and did a wonderful job of portraying the beauty of the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. This book is well done and a tribute to an exceptional lady. The recipes, all tried and true, make this book a real treasure.
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By Tina on February 9, 2013
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I actually purchased this book for my Sister-in-law for her 70th Birthday as she came from the Shenandoah area. Her husband is the cook of the family and told her it was time she got back to her ''roots''. Let's see how she does!
My husband and I actually ate at Mrs. Rowe's Restaurant a few years ago and I had my first taste of Spoon Bread - it was great as was the entire meal. It was a Sunday around noon (we were traveling from FL to VT) and the restaurant was full of locals that had just come in from church service. They were all dressed up - including the men in ties, ladies in dresses and children in their Sunday best. It was like going back in time to the 50s when we all did this. So skip those chain restaurants and stop in at Mrs. Rowe's - Exit 222 of I-81 in Staunton, VA and have a taste of the past - it is delicious!
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After my Mom moved to Staunton ten years ago, it wasn't long before we heard about Rowe's restaurant. We've eaten there many times, and naturally had to pick up the cookbook as well. It is worth it for the Peanut Butter Pie recipe alone. I've made that pie a dozen times, each time with great results.

I've ordered this book a few times, at my Mom's request so she can give it as a gift. It is highly recommended.
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Calling all Southern gals, or those that wanna cook like one! This is an excellent Southern cookbook. After my Mom passed, so many of her old Southern recipes died with her. Sadly, I did not get some of her recipes. Mrs. Rowe's recipes are very close to my Mom's Kentucky recipes. All kinds of breads, sauces, gravies, and even some preserves. Soups, salads, stews, side dishes, country cooked green beans, delicious meats, ribs, chicken, cakes, and pies. Yes, and so much more. Wonderful book about Mrs. Rowe's life and hard work. I also recommend Mrs. Rowe's Little Book of Southern Pies. It's excellent too. If you're looking for old country home-cooked recipes, this is the book you're searching for.
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Mrs. Rowe's Restuarant Cookbook is aesthetically beautiful as well as beautifully written! Ms. Bryan brings the Rowe family to life in this vivid biography. The book also paints a portrait of local life in the Shenandoah Valley. Full of photographs and recipes, the book pleases on many levels and will appeal to everyone!
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I love this book, it's full of great recipies and at the same time it narrates on the lives of Mrs. Rowe's family. It's a great book, I recommend it 100%. I made the Pound Cake recipie and it's the best.
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I am lucky enough to live just a few hours from the area this book is written about and let me tell you something...having been there many times the book is right on the money. The world is definitely a better place with Mrs. Rowe and family, such good eating and love put into the food. A rare find nowadays are the recipes within this book. This book took me back to mountains near this beautiful area of Virginia as I flipped though it, but that is just the magic of this homespun area
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