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The Best Cook in the World

The Best Cook in the World by Rick Bragg
Apr 24, 2018 | 512 Pages
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“Wonderful, rollicking, poignant, sometimes hilarious tales about how generations of Bragg’s extended family survived from one meal to the next.”
USA Today (four stars)

This book is a tribute, a monument, to his mother and her people, captured here in solid recipes for good food… All the stories in this book… gleam with a special luster; they’ve been polished by time, and no one is meant to get hung up on the details.”
The Wall Street Journal

“A beautifully written memoir… For readers who crave soul with their recipes this is a fitting tribute to foodways that are fast escaping.”
Library Journal (starred review)

“Bragg’s entertaining memoir is a testament that cooking and food still bind culture together.”
Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“Heartfelt, often hilarious stories from an Alabama kitchen, a place from which issue wondrous remembrances and wondrous foods alike…Affectionate, funny, and beautifully written: a book for every fan of real food.”
Kirkus (starred review)

“His prose evokes the sights, sounds, and smells of a rural Alabama kitchen and transforms apparent poverty into soul-satisfying plenty.”
(starred review)

“Readers of this book will learn about Bragg’s mother’s kitchen, of course, but also about what makes food good, and what role food can play in a family and in a culture. Just thinking about this book is making us hungry.”

“The beloved author of All Over but the Shoutin’ has written a loving tribute to his mother, the South, stories, tradition, and a disappearing way of life.”
Saturday Evening Post

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