Friday, October 2, 2015

Recipe Weekend / Cookbook Review: Nashville Eats by Jennifer Justus

Disclosure / Disclaimer: I received this ebook, free of charge,from Stewart, Tabori and Chang , via Netgalley, for review purposes on this blog. No other compensation, monetary or in kind, has been received or implied for this post. Nor was I told how to post about it

And now for a book that celebrates the South and its culture and history:

Nashville Eats cover


If it seems like Nashville is everywhere these days—that’s because it is. GQ recently declared it “Nowville,” and it has become the music hotspot for both country and rock. But as hot as the music scene is, the food scene is even hotter.

In Nashville Eats, more than 100 mouthwatering recipes reveal why food lovers are headed South for Nashville’s hot chicken, buttermilk biscuits, pulled pork sandwiches, cornmeal-crusted catfish, chowchow, fried green tomatoes, and chess pie. Author Jennifer Justus whips up the classics—such as pimento cheese and fried chicken—but also includes dishes with a twist on traditional Southern fare—such as Curried Black Chickpeas or Catfish Tacos. And alongside the recipes, Jennifer shares her stories of Nashville—the people, music, history, and food that make it so special.


This is more than just a book of recipe from the Nashville area. It is a love story, an ode to the people and history of Nashville, that have not only influenced the food, but how people in the area eat. From farms to food trucks, Justine looks at it all and shares the stories behind them, that lets the reader see just how unique each of them are. And then there are the recipes- down home comfort food, to modern takes on it, to subtle party fare. All of the recipes tell their own tales, and you may find yourself reading this more than checking out the recipes on the first read. On the second read, you check out the recipes and realize you'll be cooking your way through this lovely book. And if you are lucky enough to go to Nashville, you'll find yourself hunting out these foods and places! It's a unique travel/history/memoir/cookbook, that is in its own genre, and not to be missed. It would make a great Christmas gift idea too!


And now for a great recipe from the book, that is pretty close to my grandmother's cheddar biscuit recipe, that is perfect for the Fall season!

About the Author:

Jennifer Justus, the former culture reporter at the Tennessean and author of The Food Lovers’ Guide to Nashville, is an expert on Southern food. Her work has appeared in Southern LivingCornbread Nation: The Best of Southern Food WritingImbibe, and more. Justus blogs at a nasty bite, an expression her grandmother used to describe a simple meal.

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