- Paperback: 400 pages
- Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Press (July 7, 1994)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0871136007
- ISBN-13: 978-0871136008
- Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 1.1 x 9.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #983,205 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Shuck Beans, Stack Cakes, and Honest Fried Chicken: The Heart and Soul of Southern Country Kitchens Paperback – July 7, 1994
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No so Ms. Lundy. She gives us the real thing, take it or leave it, with recipes from her own cooking experience. No, not all of these recipes are 'health food' in today's atmosphere of cooking-political correctness. However, these recipes need no apology. As Julia Child has always said, eat everything wisely and in moderation and you won't go wrong. I'd classify much of this book as comfort food, and besides, stress is killing more of our baby-boomer generation than food ever could!
Interspersed with her recipes are delightful recollections, many of well known personalities.
Buy this book and enjoy her writing as well as her recipes!
Some of my favorites are the Real Cornbread (you have to make it in cast iron!), the Honest Fried Chicken-it tastes just like my mom's with that nice golden-brown crisp skin and the tender moist meat inside; the Clay-pot Chicken (the meat practically falls off the bone); the Beef Stew recipe on page 126 is also excellent (I have made it using apple cider instead of wine, which also produces a delicious silky stew); the cobbler recipe on page 291 is another hit. I recently made it with rhubarb and it was fantastic (made with almost any fruit you prefer, it is a perfect dessert to serve after the stew). The Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream tastes just like the kind my grandparents used to make for us back on their farm (the custard is not cooked and uses raw eggs just as theirs did, which not only saves you time, but results in that old time ice cream flavor and texture that is almost impossible to describe. You just have to try it to find out).
Ronni Lundy has assembled a fine collection of recipes with accompanying lore and notes by some of Country Music's giants that is worth the asking price. I find myself reaching for this cookbook more often than most of the other ones I have accumulated.
The Louisville Suburban Social Club's Fish recipe (well, it's a SECRET recipe so it's close) is wonderful. I grew up on that tasty breaded fish!
Try some of the desserts and serve them to friends but step back to avoid being trampled .
This cookbook has solved that problem. I have glanced at many so-called southern cookbooks and ended up being disappointed with their recipes.
This cookbook is the "real deal". Lundy knows the towns and the people my family came from.Her chili-bun recipe is dead-on for a recipe my husband and his family raved about for years after the restaurant closed. I have found other recipes here that were similar.
The real surprise is that not only are her recipes familiar ,they are very good in quality.Her crab cakes, while not native to area, are just plain excellent.I trust her recipes as much as I trust Julie Childs.
I have given away 4 copies of this cookbook to delighted family members. My own copy is dog-eared and stained from use.This is a "keeper".It won't gather dust on the shelf.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Lundy's books are fun reads for those of us who enjoy Southern food traditions.Published 19 days ago by Catherine
I bought this because I am interested in ways of cooking that may be getting lost in our fast food nation. I particularly was interested in the way vegetables were prepared. Read morePublished on August 29, 2013 by genya
A friend had this book and I liked paging through it so much I got my own copy. For any cook book collector or cook that likes to cook southern food this is a must have!Published on September 20, 2012 by Amazon Customer
This is how my granny cooked-'nuf said. A real treat and thank goodness for the real cornbread recipe!Published on March 17, 2009 by splendidcakes
This just doesn't have good old recipes, it has wonderful stories to go along with them. Makes a person homesick for that period of time when there were good cooks, good stories,... Read morePublished on September 9, 2007 by D. Bucholtz