Book Reviews

Book Review: Country Cooking from a Redneck Kitchen


Few people know that national pie champion Francine Bryson got her start on the cooking contest circuit at age sixteen with a savory stuffed pork loin—that won first place. In Country Cooking from a Redneck Kitchen, Francine invites you into her home to share recipes for everything that graces her Southern table: chicken dinners, savory pies, Sunday suppers to serve the preacher, make-and-take casseroles, dips and other redneck whatnots, backyard barbecue favorites—and, of course, three chapters devoted to her celebrated baked goods, including her most-requested holiday sweets. Feeding people is what Francine loves to do, and here are simple instructions for 125 dishes with 60 color photographs to help you to bring her Southern charm to your table.

What I Loved: The layout and presentation of this book is very inviting. I like viewing pictures of the food in a cookbook, however not all recipes were pictured in this one. The font, layout, and bonus pictures of the author’s life adds to the charm of the book.
The recipes sound delicious and I have several that I hope to try. Everything is simple and homemade. This collection contains everything from pies, cakes, breads, sides, hearty dishes, a variety of meat, homemade sauces, gravies, and icings.

Rating and Recommendation: I’m giving Country Cooking from a Redneck Kitchen 5 stars and happily recommend it to anyone who enjoys cooking hearty homemade meals.

~I received a copy from Blogging for Books in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts are my own.

*Want to win a copy?! I’ll be giving away a copy of Country Cooking from a Redneck Kitchen away May 9th at the Celebrate Lit Summer Author Bash. The party lasts for 2 whole days. My hour to host is May 9th @ 12 eastern. Sign up to attend the Facebook party and plan on trying your hand at winning this great cookbook!

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