Thursday, October 29, 2009

"Jack Daniel's Spirit of Tennessee Cookbook" by Lynne Tolley and Pat Mitchamore

This book is part cookbook and part history book. Scattered thoughout the recipes are historical essays, descriptions, personal accounts, stories and quotes about Tennessee and the Jack Daniel's distillery. These add ons bring Tennesse and it's geography and population alive for the reader. Many recipes start with a story of where it came from and how it came into being.

I enjoyed finding out how Jack Daniel's distills their whiskey, about how prohibition affected the Daniel's family (they started trading mules), and about how one boarding house is so popular it is still a lunchtime spot that requires reservations. I look forard to giving a try to some of the recipes, many of which call for Jack Daniel's whiskey. Unfortunately none of the recipes include any calorie estimates which I've become used to in cookbooks.

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