At My Grandmother's Knee: Recipes and Memories Handed Down By Women of the South

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Thomas Nelson Inc, Mar 20, 2011 - Cooking - 288 pages
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Granny, Nana, Mamaw, or Gigi.

It doesn’t matter what you call her. If her roots are in the South, your grandmother’s recipe box probably includes a dish or two you’ve longed to recreate.

How about her legendary chicken and dumplings or the loaves of zucchini bread she always baked from her garden’s summertime bounty? Does your mouth water when you think back on her Sunday pot roasts or the hash brown casserole she always made on Thanksgiving morning? You remember the strawberry pudding cake she whipped up for special birthday dinners? The meals you enjoyed at your grandmother’s table may very well have been your first exposure to the notion of Southern hospitality and the idea that we really can show our love through food.

Faye Porter’s At My Grandmother’s Knee celebrates grandma’s cooking and the stories from the grandchildren whose own memories are sure to spark a few of your own. Throughout this collection, you’ll sit at the tables of dozens of Southern grandmas and sample recipes that have made them famous with their family for decades. Don’t be surprised if you see a few of your own family favorites along the way.

 

 

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Every Southerner will recognize the recipes in this collection. If they were not prepared in your own family, you knew someone who brought them to the church dinners. This is a collection of recipes ... Read full review

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My Mother had this recipe in her collection and began making it in the early 50's. Though in my research found it in a cookbook of the late 30's. I am 74 now and for that lifetime feel it's the most memorable tasting treat in its category. The aroma alone is worth making it. I always sprinkle additional nutmeg and cinnamon before popping into the oven. Grating fresh nutmeg a real plus.
DIANE FROM OHIO VIA OREGON.
 

Contents

Jams Pickles and Canning
19
Beverages
33
Breads Rolls and Biscuits
43
Appetizers Soups and Salads
59
Side Dishes
99
Main Dishes
131
Pies and Cobblers
167
Cakes
183
Cookies
217
Chocolate Pies
237
Miscellaneous Desserts
251
Acknowledgments
268
About the Author
269
Index
271
Contributor Index
277
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Faye Porter is the author of At My Grandmother's Knee , a collection of recipes and stories fromwomen of the South. She was born and raised in the midwest, butsays Nashville is her favorite place to live. This is hersecond book.

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