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White Trash Cooking Spiral-bound – August 1, 1986
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shows: the biscuit page has tea stains all over it-so does the
potato-chip sandwich! The latter is worth a try, albeit a tad
salty, but it IS delish. You absolutely cannot fail to make good
biscuits with their recipe, it is simple, basic, and wonderful.
What they do with food is real simple, and the low-priced version
of "peasant food." It is worth it for the pictures in the center
alone, it doesn't put down white trash, it celebrates 'em! Darn
fine cooks, too. Really delicious summer produce recipes, and
the tomato sandwich idea is one anyone can relish.
This book occupies a proud, and well-used, pride of place in my
cookbook collection. Unlike snotty cookbooks where they look
down on the reader, presupposing a well-laden pantry groaning
with esoterica-this is REAL FOOD, REAL SIMPLE. A tribute to all
the white trash who built this country, and really tasty, too.
Y'all try it some, hear?
ly LOVE it: great recipes, great pictures, down-home real food.
Best recipe for biscuits I have ever seen-my book's permanently
stained from use! Even tried the potato chip sandwich, a little
salty, but delish.
You don't have to pay an arm and a leg for pretentious, overpric-
ed "country peasant cuisine," you have it right here: polenta's
grits, baby! A lot of these recipes are solid, delicious food,
stuff we grew up on in the Midwest, stuff our granmas used to
make. And if you have ever attended a church social, you'll re-
cognize many of the dishes in this awesome cookbook.
It's worth it for the center photograph section, for a nostalgic
touch, for in the rush to urbanize here in Florida, many roadside
fruit and vegetable stands have been zoned out of existence. Up
in the Panhandle you might still find roadside boiled peanut sta-
nds(now THAT'S some great eatin'!), and some produce stands-but
if you can't go there-try this book-you won't regret it.
You might approach this book thinking of it as a joke, or in a
condescending approach to white trash(read American Peasants),
but once you start to read the anecdotes and recipes, you gain an
understanding and respect for these tenacious souls.
P.S. Try the cheese grits-with Velveeta and Tabasco sauce-that
will wake you up some!
After years of eating my own unimaginative cooking ,this book is a godsend, for it tells how to prepare the very dishes my mom and grandmother used to cook.(Not to mention the Baptist Ladies!)
The title is just a gimmick...Inside this cookbook is a treasury of soul-satisfying Sothern/Midwestern country cooking that you may remember from your childhood.
This cookbook is the ideal gift for newlyweds, college students,single friends, heck ,anybody who like to eat!
Hmmmmm...Tomorrow I think I'll make the Buttermilk Fried Chicken.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Excellent book for anyone who enjoys life. The recipes and photos take me back to a simpler, barefoot moon pie and rc cola eating timePublished 10 days ago by Example: Mark Twain
Many memories shared with girlfriends. We also have enjoyed some "old recipies ".Published 4 months ago by Flower Power
Ha! We enjoyed reading this cookbook while on vacation a couple of years ago. I had to add it to our collection. It is a really cute read. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Lisa Dreyer
I used to own this book years ago. Loaned it to Lord knows who. Never got it back! So glad I found it and could replace it!Published 6 months ago by Sondra Lewis
This is a hoot. It's like Southern cooking for the rest of us. Love the uninhibited, folksy down to earth way the author writes. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Khezla Durr
Great book, lots of laughs and sentiment. Some good old favorite recipes in here, as well as a few I wish I'd thought of growing up. I'm proud to be White Trash.Published 7 months ago by Annie