The Best Cook in the World: Tales from My Momma's Table

The Best Cook in the World: Tales from My Momma's Table

From the beloved, best-selling author of All Over but the Shoutin', a delectable, rollicking food memoir, cookbook, and loving tribute to a region, a vanishing history, a family, and, especially, to his mother. Margaret Bragg does not own a single cookbook. She measures in "dabs" and "smidgens" and "tads" and "you know, hon, just some." She cannot be pinned down on how long From the beloved, best-selling author of All Over but the Shoutin', a delectable, rollicking food memoir, cookbook, a...

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Title:The Best Cook in the World: Tales from My Momma's Table
Author:Rick Bragg
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Genres:Autobiography
ISBN:0525588663
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The Best Cook in the World: Tales from My Momma's Table Reviews

  • Cheri
    Apr 29, 2018

    ?It's funny how it's the little things in life that mean the most Not where you live, what you drive or the price tag on your clothes There's no dollar sign on a piece of mind this I've come to know So if you agree have a drink with me Raise you glasses for a toast To a little b...

  • Marcia
    May 25, 2018

    ?It's funny how it's the little things in life that mean the most Not where you live, what you drive or the price tag on your clothes There's no dollar sign on a piece of mind this I've come to know So if you agree have a drink with me Raise you glasses for a toast To a little b...

    I don't know when I have ever enjoyed a book more. Just sheer pleasure every time I opened the covers. I read this one as my "bedtime book" for a couple of weeks and looked forward to the hour or so spent with Rick Bragg's people, as he likes to call them. Of course, it was a no-bra...

    I received this as an advanced readers copy from NetGalley and it?s my first book by Rick Bragg. I think I would have enjoyed it a lot more had I already read a couple of his earlier books and been familiar with his family. The first half of the book moved around in time and left me ...

    Bragg is a delicious mix of Twain, Steinbeck, Faulkner, and Robert Frost. I especially love when he writes about his big southern family that frequently reminds me of my own grandparents and great aunts and uncles who grew up in the South. They brought many of the southern traditions a...

    Storytelling at its greatest. Each chapter limns the hardscrabble lives of his kin in Alabama through love and food with stories and recipes. A chapter or two each night was a perfect cap to my day. For lovers of Southern writing and Southern food. ...

    I don?t think this is a five star for everyone, but it is for me. It?s awfully long and a funny sort of hybrid cookbook and memoir. But I love the way that Rick Bragg writes, and if he wants to take his time and write a big fat book of memories and recipes, I?m ok with that. ...

    Rick Bragg relates family stories as he shares some of his mother's recipes. His mother, like most Southern cooks of that generation, did not follow recipes. She cooked by eyeballing things and getting the ratio correct based on practice. The family stories needed editing. They failed ...

    I have put off writing a review of this book, because I have found it hard to find the right words. To say I loved it just does not portray the feelings I have for this memory of family and food. Except for a few regional differences, these are the recipes of my North Carolina family, ...

    Thanks to Netgalley for letting me read this early. This was the first Rick Bragg book I've read. And I can't wait to read more. Loved the inside look into this family by memories and recipes. Loved all the recipes, because I know they are family, shared over the years, just like som...

    This book brought back so many great memories of helping my Mamaw make biscuits(without a recipe, of course) and of sitting in the swing with my Nanny while she told me stories about ?back home?, never using anyone?s given name. Braggs is an excellent storyteller; I found myself ...

    This is a book to visit and revisit. Lots of down-home wisdom and more cooking advice than you can imagine. The past is where we go when we are helpless; the past, no matter what the psychiatrists say, can?t really hurt you much more than it already has, not like the future, whic...

  • Sarah
    Jun 06, 2018

    ?It's funny how it's the little things in life that mean the most Not where you live, what you drive or the price tag on your clothes There's no dollar sign on a piece of mind this I've come to know So if you agree have a drink with me Raise you glasses for a toast To a little b...

    I don't know when I have ever enjoyed a book more. Just sheer pleasure every time I opened the covers. I read this one as my "bedtime book" for a couple of weeks and looked forward to the hour or so spent with Rick Bragg's people, as he likes to call them. Of course, it was a no-bra...

    I received this as an advanced readers copy from NetGalley and it?s my first book by Rick Bragg. I think I would have enjoyed it a lot more had I already read a couple of his earlier books and been familiar with his family. The first half of the book moved around in time and left me ...

    Bragg is a delicious mix of Twain, Steinbeck, Faulkner, and Robert Frost. I especially love when he writes about his big southern family that frequently reminds me of my own grandparents and great aunts and uncles who grew up in the South. They brought many of the southern traditions a...

    Storytelling at its greatest. Each chapter limns the hardscrabble lives of his kin in Alabama through love and food with stories and recipes. A chapter or two each night was a perfect cap to my day. For lovers of Southern writing and Southern food. ...

    I don?t think this is a five star for everyone, but it is for me. It?s awfully long and a funny sort of hybrid cookbook and memoir. But I love the way that Rick Bragg writes, and if he wants to take his time and write a big fat book of memories and recipes, I?m ok with that. ...

    Rick Bragg relates family stories as he shares some of his mother's recipes. His mother, like most Southern cooks of that generation, did not follow recipes. She cooked by eyeballing things and getting the ratio correct based on practice. The family stories needed editing. They failed ...

    I have put off writing a review of this book, because I have found it hard to find the right words. To say I loved it just does not portray the feelings I have for this memory of family and food. Except for a few regional differences, these are the recipes of my North Carolina family, ...

    Thanks to Netgalley for letting me read this early. This was the first Rick Bragg book I've read. And I can't wait to read more. Loved the inside look into this family by memories and recipes. Loved all the recipes, because I know they are family, shared over the years, just like som...

    This book brought back so many great memories of helping my Mamaw make biscuits(without a recipe, of course) and of sitting in the swing with my Nanny while she told me stories about ?back home?, never using anyone?s given name. Braggs is an excellent storyteller; I found myself ...

    This is a book to visit and revisit. Lots of down-home wisdom and more cooking advice than you can imagine. The past is where we go when we are helpless; the past, no matter what the psychiatrists say, can?t really hurt you much more than it already has, not like the future, whic...

    This started off promisingly, with fascinating stories about the author's family and life in the South, as well as mouth-watering recipes (butter rolls, buttermilk pie, real biscuits, deviled eggs). Unfortunately, it could have used some editing and tightening up as it dragged on a bit...

    OMG! I loved this book! From Rick Bragg's engaging and amazingly readable prose to his family's endearing, funny, and (sometimes) shocking stories to the wonderful recipes that I can't wait to try, this is a great book. Part memoir, part homage to his mother, this is a great addition t...

    <3 ...

    OMG, to ME, this is the best book in the world. I'm currently listening to the audio version, read by the author, and am on chapter 32. I have never had quite this experience with a book before, where I look forward to my daily 32-mile-each-way commute, just so I can keep listening! ...

    I really enjoyed the first part of this, about Momma and down home Southern cooking in the good old days, but it did go on way too long, and I felt bad that I started to get tired of it. A little bit of people named Jimmy Jim goes a long way. Edit out about half of the stories and you ...

    O ...

    I buy all of Rick Bragg's books on audio because he is the person who reads them. They come to life with his voice and if you haven't heard him read his stories then you are missing a fantastic experience. When I listened to Rick's "My Southern Journey: True Stories from the Heart of t...

    I read an advanced reader copy, this book is out in March of 2018 I believe. Ricky Bragg is a true southern storyteller and this book blends his tales and stories of his family with generations of recipes. From fried chicken to roasted possum with sweet potatoes, it?s all here. I...

    Rick Bragg has become a legendary storyteller in his own right. With a knack for words and the right amount of humor, he has a way of shaping a story to make it belong to his readers. His newest release is a perfect mix of food memoir, cookbook, tall tales, family history, Southern ...

    Never heard of Rick Bragg, just a mention on NPR about his newest book, a cookbook with his mother?s ?recipes? so I picked it up in the library. A full 500 pages it takes time but it?s well worth it. Included are many pages are pictures of a surprisingly appealing family. The o...

    Pulitzer-Prize winning Rick Bragg has a unique style that seems deceptively simple. It is heartwarming and endearing, but is also piercingly intelligent. The title suggests a sentimental attachment to his mother and her cooking which for many evokes wonderful memories. Yes, it is that,...

    The only fault of this is maybe it is a smidge too long, for which I am taking some of the blame. This isn't a book to read cover to cover. This is something to savor, something to slow-jam read, maybe only a chapter here and there. Are you waiting for your Pineapple Upside-down Cake t...

  • Susan Liston
    Jun 04, 2018

    ?It's funny how it's the little things in life that mean the most Not where you live, what you drive or the price tag on your clothes There's no dollar sign on a piece of mind this I've come to know So if you agree have a drink with me Raise you glasses for a toast To a little b...

    I don't know when I have ever enjoyed a book more. Just sheer pleasure every time I opened the covers. I read this one as my "bedtime book" for a couple of weeks and looked forward to the hour or so spent with Rick Bragg's people, as he likes to call them. Of course, it was a no-bra...

    I received this as an advanced readers copy from NetGalley and it?s my first book by Rick Bragg. I think I would have enjoyed it a lot more had I already read a couple of his earlier books and been familiar with his family. The first half of the book moved around in time and left me ...

    Bragg is a delicious mix of Twain, Steinbeck, Faulkner, and Robert Frost. I especially love when he writes about his big southern family that frequently reminds me of my own grandparents and great aunts and uncles who grew up in the South. They brought many of the southern traditions a...

    Storytelling at its greatest. Each chapter limns the hardscrabble lives of his kin in Alabama through love and food with stories and recipes. A chapter or two each night was a perfect cap to my day. For lovers of Southern writing and Southern food. ...

    I don?t think this is a five star for everyone, but it is for me. It?s awfully long and a funny sort of hybrid cookbook and memoir. But I love the way that Rick Bragg writes, and if he wants to take his time and write a big fat book of memories and recipes, I?m ok with that. ...

    Rick Bragg relates family stories as he shares some of his mother's recipes. His mother, like most Southern cooks of that generation, did not follow recipes. She cooked by eyeballing things and getting the ratio correct based on practice. The family stories needed editing. They failed ...

    I have put off writing a review of this book, because I have found it hard to find the right words. To say I loved it just does not portray the feelings I have for this memory of family and food. Except for a few regional differences, these are the recipes of my North Carolina family, ...

    Thanks to Netgalley for letting me read this early. This was the first Rick Bragg book I've read. And I can't wait to read more. Loved the inside look into this family by memories and recipes. Loved all the recipes, because I know they are family, shared over the years, just like som...

    This book brought back so many great memories of helping my Mamaw make biscuits(without a recipe, of course) and of sitting in the swing with my Nanny while she told me stories about ?back home?, never using anyone?s given name. Braggs is an excellent storyteller; I found myself ...

    This is a book to visit and revisit. Lots of down-home wisdom and more cooking advice than you can imagine. The past is where we go when we are helpless; the past, no matter what the psychiatrists say, can?t really hurt you much more than it already has, not like the future, whic...

    This started off promisingly, with fascinating stories about the author's family and life in the South, as well as mouth-watering recipes (butter rolls, buttermilk pie, real biscuits, deviled eggs). Unfortunately, it could have used some editing and tightening up as it dragged on a bit...

    OMG! I loved this book! From Rick Bragg's engaging and amazingly readable prose to his family's endearing, funny, and (sometimes) shocking stories to the wonderful recipes that I can't wait to try, this is a great book. Part memoir, part homage to his mother, this is a great addition t...

    <3 ...

    OMG, to ME, this is the best book in the world. I'm currently listening to the audio version, read by the author, and am on chapter 32. I have never had quite this experience with a book before, where I look forward to my daily 32-mile-each-way commute, just so I can keep listening! ...

    I really enjoyed the first part of this, about Momma and down home Southern cooking in the good old days, but it did go on way too long, and I felt bad that I started to get tired of it. A little bit of people named Jimmy Jim goes a long way. Edit out about half of the stories and you ...

  • Sue Em
    May 30, 2018

    ?It's funny how it's the little things in life that mean the most Not where you live, what you drive or the price tag on your clothes There's no dollar sign on a piece of mind this I've come to know So if you agree have a drink with me Raise you glasses for a toast To a little b...

    I don't know when I have ever enjoyed a book more. Just sheer pleasure every time I opened the covers. I read this one as my "bedtime book" for a couple of weeks and looked forward to the hour or so spent with Rick Bragg's people, as he likes to call them. Of course, it was a no-bra...

    I received this as an advanced readers copy from NetGalley and it?s my first book by Rick Bragg. I think I would have enjoyed it a lot more had I already read a couple of his earlier books and been familiar with his family. The first half of the book moved around in time and left me ...

    Bragg is a delicious mix of Twain, Steinbeck, Faulkner, and Robert Frost. I especially love when he writes about his big southern family that frequently reminds me of my own grandparents and great aunts and uncles who grew up in the South. They brought many of the southern traditions a...

    Storytelling at its greatest. Each chapter limns the hardscrabble lives of his kin in Alabama through love and food with stories and recipes. A chapter or two each night was a perfect cap to my day. For lovers of Southern writing and Southern food. ...

  • Lori
    Mar 31, 2018

    ?It's funny how it's the little things in life that mean the most Not where you live, what you drive or the price tag on your clothes There's no dollar sign on a piece of mind this I've come to know So if you agree have a drink with me Raise you glasses for a toast To a little b...

    I don't know when I have ever enjoyed a book more. Just sheer pleasure every time I opened the covers. I read this one as my "bedtime book" for a couple of weeks and looked forward to the hour or so spent with Rick Bragg's people, as he likes to call them. Of course, it was a no-bra...

    I received this as an advanced readers copy from NetGalley and it?s my first book by Rick Bragg. I think I would have enjoyed it a lot more had I already read a couple of his earlier books and been familiar with his family. The first half of the book moved around in time and left me ...

    Bragg is a delicious mix of Twain, Steinbeck, Faulkner, and Robert Frost. I especially love when he writes about his big southern family that frequently reminds me of my own grandparents and great aunts and uncles who grew up in the South. They brought many of the southern traditions a...

    Storytelling at its greatest. Each chapter limns the hardscrabble lives of his kin in Alabama through love and food with stories and recipes. A chapter or two each night was a perfect cap to my day. For lovers of Southern writing and Southern food. ...

    I don?t think this is a five star for everyone, but it is for me. It?s awfully long and a funny sort of hybrid cookbook and memoir. But I love the way that Rick Bragg writes, and if he wants to take his time and write a big fat book of memories and recipes, I?m ok with that. ...

    Rick Bragg relates family stories as he shares some of his mother's recipes. His mother, like most Southern cooks of that generation, did not follow recipes. She cooked by eyeballing things and getting the ratio correct based on practice. The family stories needed editing. They failed ...

  • Jacki
    Jan 30, 2018

    ?It's funny how it's the little things in life that mean the most Not where you live, what you drive or the price tag on your clothes There's no dollar sign on a piece of mind this I've come to know So if you agree have a drink with me Raise you glasses for a toast To a little b...

    I don't know when I have ever enjoyed a book more. Just sheer pleasure every time I opened the covers. I read this one as my "bedtime book" for a couple of weeks and looked forward to the hour or so spent with Rick Bragg's people, as he likes to call them. Of course, it was a no-bra...

    I received this as an advanced readers copy from NetGalley and it?s my first book by Rick Bragg. I think I would have enjoyed it a lot more had I already read a couple of his earlier books and been familiar with his family. The first half of the book moved around in time and left me ...

    Bragg is a delicious mix of Twain, Steinbeck, Faulkner, and Robert Frost. I especially love when he writes about his big southern family that frequently reminds me of my own grandparents and great aunts and uncles who grew up in the South. They brought many of the southern traditions a...

    Storytelling at its greatest. Each chapter limns the hardscrabble lives of his kin in Alabama through love and food with stories and recipes. A chapter or two each night was a perfect cap to my day. For lovers of Southern writing and Southern food. ...

    I don?t think this is a five star for everyone, but it is for me. It?s awfully long and a funny sort of hybrid cookbook and memoir. But I love the way that Rick Bragg writes, and if he wants to take his time and write a big fat book of memories and recipes, I?m ok with that. ...

    Rick Bragg relates family stories as he shares some of his mother's recipes. His mother, like most Southern cooks of that generation, did not follow recipes. She cooked by eyeballing things and getting the ratio correct based on practice. The family stories needed editing. They failed ...

    I have put off writing a review of this book, because I have found it hard to find the right words. To say I loved it just does not portray the feelings I have for this memory of family and food. Except for a few regional differences, these are the recipes of my North Carolina family, ...

    Thanks to Netgalley for letting me read this early. This was the first Rick Bragg book I've read. And I can't wait to read more. Loved the inside look into this family by memories and recipes. Loved all the recipes, because I know they are family, shared over the years, just like som...

    This book brought back so many great memories of helping my Mamaw make biscuits(without a recipe, of course) and of sitting in the swing with my Nanny while she told me stories about ?back home?, never using anyone?s given name. Braggs is an excellent storyteller; I found myself ...

    This is a book to visit and revisit. Lots of down-home wisdom and more cooking advice than you can imagine. The past is where we go when we are helpless; the past, no matter what the psychiatrists say, can?t really hurt you much more than it already has, not like the future, whic...

    This started off promisingly, with fascinating stories about the author's family and life in the South, as well as mouth-watering recipes (butter rolls, buttermilk pie, real biscuits, deviled eggs). Unfortunately, it could have used some editing and tightening up as it dragged on a bit...

    OMG! I loved this book! From Rick Bragg's engaging and amazingly readable prose to his family's endearing, funny, and (sometimes) shocking stories to the wonderful recipes that I can't wait to try, this is a great book. Part memoir, part homage to his mother, this is a great addition t...

    <3 ...

  • Gloria
    May 10, 2018

    ?It's funny how it's the little things in life that mean the most Not where you live, what you drive or the price tag on your clothes There's no dollar sign on a piece of mind this I've come to know So if you agree have a drink with me Raise you glasses for a toast To a little b...

    I don't know when I have ever enjoyed a book more. Just sheer pleasure every time I opened the covers. I read this one as my "bedtime book" for a couple of weeks and looked forward to the hour or so spent with Rick Bragg's people, as he likes to call them. Of course, it was a no-bra...

    I received this as an advanced readers copy from NetGalley and it?s my first book by Rick Bragg. I think I would have enjoyed it a lot more had I already read a couple of his earlier books and been familiar with his family. The first half of the book moved around in time and left me ...

    Bragg is a delicious mix of Twain, Steinbeck, Faulkner, and Robert Frost. I especially love when he writes about his big southern family that frequently reminds me of my own grandparents and great aunts and uncles who grew up in the South. They brought many of the southern traditions a...

    Storytelling at its greatest. Each chapter limns the hardscrabble lives of his kin in Alabama through love and food with stories and recipes. A chapter or two each night was a perfect cap to my day. For lovers of Southern writing and Southern food. ...

    I don?t think this is a five star for everyone, but it is for me. It?s awfully long and a funny sort of hybrid cookbook and memoir. But I love the way that Rick Bragg writes, and if he wants to take his time and write a big fat book of memories and recipes, I?m ok with that. ...

    Rick Bragg relates family stories as he shares some of his mother's recipes. His mother, like most Southern cooks of that generation, did not follow recipes. She cooked by eyeballing things and getting the ratio correct based on practice. The family stories needed editing. They failed ...

    I have put off writing a review of this book, because I have found it hard to find the right words. To say I loved it just does not portray the feelings I have for this memory of family and food. Except for a few regional differences, these are the recipes of my North Carolina family, ...

    Thanks to Netgalley for letting me read this early. This was the first Rick Bragg book I've read. And I can't wait to read more. Loved the inside look into this family by memories and recipes. Loved all the recipes, because I know they are family, shared over the years, just like som...

    This book brought back so many great memories of helping my Mamaw make biscuits(without a recipe, of course) and of sitting in the swing with my Nanny while she told me stories about ?back home?, never using anyone?s given name. Braggs is an excellent storyteller; I found myself ...

    This is a book to visit and revisit. Lots of down-home wisdom and more cooking advice than you can imagine. The past is where we go when we are helpless; the past, no matter what the psychiatrists say, can?t really hurt you much more than it already has, not like the future, whic...

    This started off promisingly, with fascinating stories about the author's family and life in the South, as well as mouth-watering recipes (butter rolls, buttermilk pie, real biscuits, deviled eggs). Unfortunately, it could have used some editing and tightening up as it dragged on a bit...

    OMG! I loved this book! From Rick Bragg's engaging and amazingly readable prose to his family's endearing, funny, and (sometimes) shocking stories to the wonderful recipes that I can't wait to try, this is a great book. Part memoir, part homage to his mother, this is a great addition t...

    <3 ...

    OMG, to ME, this is the best book in the world. I'm currently listening to the audio version, read by the author, and am on chapter 32. I have never had quite this experience with a book before, where I look forward to my daily 32-mile-each-way commute, just so I can keep listening! ...

    I really enjoyed the first part of this, about Momma and down home Southern cooking in the good old days, but it did go on way too long, and I felt bad that I started to get tired of it. A little bit of people named Jimmy Jim goes a long way. Edit out about half of the stories and you ...

    O ...

    I buy all of Rick Bragg's books on audio because he is the person who reads them. They come to life with his voice and if you haven't heard him read his stories then you are missing a fantastic experience. When I listened to Rick's "My Southern Journey: True Stories from the Heart of t...

    I read an advanced reader copy, this book is out in March of 2018 I believe. Ricky Bragg is a true southern storyteller and this book blends his tales and stories of his family with generations of recipes. From fried chicken to roasted possum with sweet potatoes, it?s all here. I...

    Rick Bragg has become a legendary storyteller in his own right. With a knack for words and the right amount of humor, he has a way of shaping a story to make it belong to his readers. His newest release is a perfect mix of food memoir, cookbook, tall tales, family history, Southern ...

    Never heard of Rick Bragg, just a mention on NPR about his newest book, a cookbook with his mother?s ?recipes? so I picked it up in the library. A full 500 pages it takes time but it?s well worth it. Included are many pages are pictures of a surprisingly appealing family. The o...

    Pulitzer-Prize winning Rick Bragg has a unique style that seems deceptively simple. It is heartwarming and endearing, but is also piercingly intelligent. The title suggests a sentimental attachment to his mother and her cooking which for many evokes wonderful memories. Yes, it is that,...

  • Sharon
    Feb 21, 2018

    ?It's funny how it's the little things in life that mean the most Not where you live, what you drive or the price tag on your clothes There's no dollar sign on a piece of mind this I've come to know So if you agree have a drink with me Raise you glasses for a toast To a little b...

    I don't know when I have ever enjoyed a book more. Just sheer pleasure every time I opened the covers. I read this one as my "bedtime book" for a couple of weeks and looked forward to the hour or so spent with Rick Bragg's people, as he likes to call them. Of course, it was a no-bra...

    I received this as an advanced readers copy from NetGalley and it?s my first book by Rick Bragg. I think I would have enjoyed it a lot more had I already read a couple of his earlier books and been familiar with his family. The first half of the book moved around in time and left me ...

  • Grace
    May 14, 2018

    ?It's funny how it's the little things in life that mean the most Not where you live, what you drive or the price tag on your clothes There's no dollar sign on a piece of mind this I've come to know So if you agree have a drink with me Raise you glasses for a toast To a little b...

    I don't know when I have ever enjoyed a book more. Just sheer pleasure every time I opened the covers. I read this one as my "bedtime book" for a couple of weeks and looked forward to the hour or so spent with Rick Bragg's people, as he likes to call them. Of course, it was a no-bra...

    I received this as an advanced readers copy from NetGalley and it?s my first book by Rick Bragg. I think I would have enjoyed it a lot more had I already read a couple of his earlier books and been familiar with his family. The first half of the book moved around in time and left me ...

    Bragg is a delicious mix of Twain, Steinbeck, Faulkner, and Robert Frost. I especially love when he writes about his big southern family that frequently reminds me of my own grandparents and great aunts and uncles who grew up in the South. They brought many of the southern traditions a...

    Storytelling at its greatest. Each chapter limns the hardscrabble lives of his kin in Alabama through love and food with stories and recipes. A chapter or two each night was a perfect cap to my day. For lovers of Southern writing and Southern food. ...

    I don?t think this is a five star for everyone, but it is for me. It?s awfully long and a funny sort of hybrid cookbook and memoir. But I love the way that Rick Bragg writes, and if he wants to take his time and write a big fat book of memories and recipes, I?m ok with that. ...

    Rick Bragg relates family stories as he shares some of his mother's recipes. His mother, like most Southern cooks of that generation, did not follow recipes. She cooked by eyeballing things and getting the ratio correct based on practice. The family stories needed editing. They failed ...

    I have put off writing a review of this book, because I have found it hard to find the right words. To say I loved it just does not portray the feelings I have for this memory of family and food. Except for a few regional differences, these are the recipes of my North Carolina family, ...

    Thanks to Netgalley for letting me read this early. This was the first Rick Bragg book I've read. And I can't wait to read more. Loved the inside look into this family by memories and recipes. Loved all the recipes, because I know they are family, shared over the years, just like som...

    This book brought back so many great memories of helping my Mamaw make biscuits(without a recipe, of course) and of sitting in the swing with my Nanny while she told me stories about ?back home?, never using anyone?s given name. Braggs is an excellent storyteller; I found myself ...

    This is a book to visit and revisit. Lots of down-home wisdom and more cooking advice than you can imagine. The past is where we go when we are helpless; the past, no matter what the psychiatrists say, can?t really hurt you much more than it already has, not like the future, whic...

    This started off promisingly, with fascinating stories about the author's family and life in the South, as well as mouth-watering recipes (butter rolls, buttermilk pie, real biscuits, deviled eggs). Unfortunately, it could have used some editing and tightening up as it dragged on a bit...

    OMG! I loved this book! From Rick Bragg's engaging and amazingly readable prose to his family's endearing, funny, and (sometimes) shocking stories to the wonderful recipes that I can't wait to try, this is a great book. Part memoir, part homage to his mother, this is a great addition t...

    <3 ...

    OMG, to ME, this is the best book in the world. I'm currently listening to the audio version, read by the author, and am on chapter 32. I have never had quite this experience with a book before, where I look forward to my daily 32-mile-each-way commute, just so I can keep listening! ...

    I really enjoyed the first part of this, about Momma and down home Southern cooking in the good old days, but it did go on way too long, and I felt bad that I started to get tired of it. A little bit of people named Jimmy Jim goes a long way. Edit out about half of the stories and you ...

    O ...

    I buy all of Rick Bragg's books on audio because he is the person who reads them. They come to life with his voice and if you haven't heard him read his stories then you are missing a fantastic experience. When I listened to Rick's "My Southern Journey: True Stories from the Heart of t...

    I read an advanced reader copy, this book is out in March of 2018 I believe. Ricky Bragg is a true southern storyteller and this book blends his tales and stories of his family with generations of recipes. From fried chicken to roasted possum with sweet potatoes, it?s all here. I...

    Rick Bragg has become a legendary storyteller in his own right. With a knack for words and the right amount of humor, he has a way of shaping a story to make it belong to his readers. His newest release is a perfect mix of food memoir, cookbook, tall tales, family history, Southern ...

    Never heard of Rick Bragg, just a mention on NPR about his newest book, a cookbook with his mother?s ?recipes? so I picked it up in the library. A full 500 pages it takes time but it?s well worth it. Included are many pages are pictures of a surprisingly appealing family. The o...

    Pulitzer-Prize winning Rick Bragg has a unique style that seems deceptively simple. It is heartwarming and endearing, but is also piercingly intelligent. The title suggests a sentimental attachment to his mother and her cooking which for many evokes wonderful memories. Yes, it is that,...

    The only fault of this is maybe it is a smidge too long, for which I am taking some of the blame. This isn't a book to read cover to cover. This is something to savor, something to slow-jam read, maybe only a chapter here and there. Are you waiting for your Pineapple Upside-down Cake t...

    Rick Bragg is an incredible storyteller, with a family tree full of stories to tell. This is a moving and hilarious tribute to his mother, his family culture, and the food culture of the rural Alabama/Georgia communities. If you've never read any of Bragg's work, this isn't the one I'd...

    I think Rick Bragg is amazing and I'm so glad someone talked him into writing this book. What a great concept combining the things he knows best--good Southern food and good Southern family stories, but most of all, his love and adoration of his Mama. She's a precious hoot, so you know...

    I love Rick Bragg?s humor and his love stories about how he reveres his Southern heritage. But honestly, it took forever to read this 487 page book, and most of the recipes seemed to have the same four or five ingredients and method of preparation, so there was a lot of repetition. I...

    My son and daughter in law gave me this book for Mother's Day. I originally met Rick Bragg at the Panama City Book Festival. Since I am from California I had not been exposed to this wonderful Southern author. I thoroughly enjoyed his book, "The Best Cook in the World", a remarkable me...

    Loved it. There are some great "quotable quotes" in here - some of which ended up on my Facebook, because they were just too good not to share. I also ended up reading great chunks of it out loud to my husband, who was thoroughly confused. I should dock a star for the "Bad beans and bi...

    This was a wonderful memoir about cooking and family with recipes mixed in. While Bragg is from Alabama and his mother is a southern cook, it so reminded me of the stories my Mom and Dad told about my Dad's Mom and her cooking. When my parents visited them on the farm in North Dakota f...

  • Marjorie Elwood
    Apr 11, 2018

    ?It's funny how it's the little things in life that mean the most Not where you live, what you drive or the price tag on your clothes There's no dollar sign on a piece of mind this I've come to know So if you agree have a drink with me Raise you glasses for a toast To a little b...

    I don't know when I have ever enjoyed a book more. Just sheer pleasure every time I opened the covers. I read this one as my "bedtime book" for a couple of weeks and looked forward to the hour or so spent with Rick Bragg's people, as he likes to call them. Of course, it was a no-bra...

    I received this as an advanced readers copy from NetGalley and it?s my first book by Rick Bragg. I think I would have enjoyed it a lot more had I already read a couple of his earlier books and been familiar with his family. The first half of the book moved around in time and left me ...

    Bragg is a delicious mix of Twain, Steinbeck, Faulkner, and Robert Frost. I especially love when he writes about his big southern family that frequently reminds me of my own grandparents and great aunts and uncles who grew up in the South. They brought many of the southern traditions a...

    Storytelling at its greatest. Each chapter limns the hardscrabble lives of his kin in Alabama through love and food with stories and recipes. A chapter or two each night was a perfect cap to my day. For lovers of Southern writing and Southern food. ...

    I don?t think this is a five star for everyone, but it is for me. It?s awfully long and a funny sort of hybrid cookbook and memoir. But I love the way that Rick Bragg writes, and if he wants to take his time and write a big fat book of memories and recipes, I?m ok with that. ...

    Rick Bragg relates family stories as he shares some of his mother's recipes. His mother, like most Southern cooks of that generation, did not follow recipes. She cooked by eyeballing things and getting the ratio correct based on practice. The family stories needed editing. They failed ...

    I have put off writing a review of this book, because I have found it hard to find the right words. To say I loved it just does not portray the feelings I have for this memory of family and food. Except for a few regional differences, these are the recipes of my North Carolina family, ...

    Thanks to Netgalley for letting me read this early. This was the first Rick Bragg book I've read. And I can't wait to read more. Loved the inside look into this family by memories and recipes. Loved all the recipes, because I know they are family, shared over the years, just like som...

    This book brought back so many great memories of helping my Mamaw make biscuits(without a recipe, of course) and of sitting in the swing with my Nanny while she told me stories about ?back home?, never using anyone?s given name. Braggs is an excellent storyteller; I found myself ...

    This is a book to visit and revisit. Lots of down-home wisdom and more cooking advice than you can imagine. The past is where we go when we are helpless; the past, no matter what the psychiatrists say, can?t really hurt you much more than it already has, not like the future, whic...

    This started off promisingly, with fascinating stories about the author's family and life in the South, as well as mouth-watering recipes (butter rolls, buttermilk pie, real biscuits, deviled eggs). Unfortunately, it could have used some editing and tightening up as it dragged on a bit...

  • Kay Wright
    May 26, 2018

    ?It's funny how it's the little things in life that mean the most Not where you live, what you drive or the price tag on your clothes There's no dollar sign on a piece of mind this I've come to know So if you agree have a drink with me Raise you glasses for a toast To a little b...

    I don't know when I have ever enjoyed a book more. Just sheer pleasure every time I opened the covers. I read this one as my "bedtime book" for a couple of weeks and looked forward to the hour or so spent with Rick Bragg's people, as he likes to call them. Of course, it was a no-bra...

    I received this as an advanced readers copy from NetGalley and it?s my first book by Rick Bragg. I think I would have enjoyed it a lot more had I already read a couple of his earlier books and been familiar with his family. The first half of the book moved around in time and left me ...

    Bragg is a delicious mix of Twain, Steinbeck, Faulkner, and Robert Frost. I especially love when he writes about his big southern family that frequently reminds me of my own grandparents and great aunts and uncles who grew up in the South. They brought many of the southern traditions a...

    Storytelling at its greatest. Each chapter limns the hardscrabble lives of his kin in Alabama through love and food with stories and recipes. A chapter or two each night was a perfect cap to my day. For lovers of Southern writing and Southern food. ...

    I don?t think this is a five star for everyone, but it is for me. It?s awfully long and a funny sort of hybrid cookbook and memoir. But I love the way that Rick Bragg writes, and if he wants to take his time and write a big fat book of memories and recipes, I?m ok with that. ...

    Rick Bragg relates family stories as he shares some of his mother's recipes. His mother, like most Southern cooks of that generation, did not follow recipes. She cooked by eyeballing things and getting the ratio correct based on practice. The family stories needed editing. They failed ...

    I have put off writing a review of this book, because I have found it hard to find the right words. To say I loved it just does not portray the feelings I have for this memory of family and food. Except for a few regional differences, these are the recipes of my North Carolina family, ...

    Thanks to Netgalley for letting me read this early. This was the first Rick Bragg book I've read. And I can't wait to read more. Loved the inside look into this family by memories and recipes. Loved all the recipes, because I know they are family, shared over the years, just like som...

    This book brought back so many great memories of helping my Mamaw make biscuits(without a recipe, of course) and of sitting in the swing with my Nanny while she told me stories about ?back home?, never using anyone?s given name. Braggs is an excellent storyteller; I found myself ...

    This is a book to visit and revisit. Lots of down-home wisdom and more cooking advice than you can imagine. The past is where we go when we are helpless; the past, no matter what the psychiatrists say, can?t really hurt you much more than it already has, not like the future, whic...

    This started off promisingly, with fascinating stories about the author's family and life in the South, as well as mouth-watering recipes (butter rolls, buttermilk pie, real biscuits, deviled eggs). Unfortunately, it could have used some editing and tightening up as it dragged on a bit...

    OMG! I loved this book! From Rick Bragg's engaging and amazingly readable prose to his family's endearing, funny, and (sometimes) shocking stories to the wonderful recipes that I can't wait to try, this is a great book. Part memoir, part homage to his mother, this is a great addition t...

    <3 ...

    OMG, to ME, this is the best book in the world. I'm currently listening to the audio version, read by the author, and am on chapter 32. I have never had quite this experience with a book before, where I look forward to my daily 32-mile-each-way commute, just so I can keep listening! ...

    I really enjoyed the first part of this, about Momma and down home Southern cooking in the good old days, but it did go on way too long, and I felt bad that I started to get tired of it. A little bit of people named Jimmy Jim goes a long way. Edit out about half of the stories and you ...

    O ...

    I buy all of Rick Bragg's books on audio because he is the person who reads them. They come to life with his voice and if you haven't heard him read his stories then you are missing a fantastic experience. When I listened to Rick's "My Southern Journey: True Stories from the Heart of t...

    I read an advanced reader copy, this book is out in March of 2018 I believe. Ricky Bragg is a true southern storyteller and this book blends his tales and stories of his family with generations of recipes. From fried chicken to roasted possum with sweet potatoes, it?s all here. I...

    Rick Bragg has become a legendary storyteller in his own right. With a knack for words and the right amount of humor, he has a way of shaping a story to make it belong to his readers. His newest release is a perfect mix of food memoir, cookbook, tall tales, family history, Southern ...

    Never heard of Rick Bragg, just a mention on NPR about his newest book, a cookbook with his mother?s ?recipes? so I picked it up in the library. A full 500 pages it takes time but it?s well worth it. Included are many pages are pictures of a surprisingly appealing family. The o...

  • Diane Ferbrache
    Mar 27, 2018

    ?It's funny how it's the little things in life that mean the most Not where you live, what you drive or the price tag on your clothes There's no dollar sign on a piece of mind this I've come to know So if you agree have a drink with me Raise you glasses for a toast To a little b...

    I don't know when I have ever enjoyed a book more. Just sheer pleasure every time I opened the covers. I read this one as my "bedtime book" for a couple of weeks and looked forward to the hour or so spent with Rick Bragg's people, as he likes to call them. Of course, it was a no-bra...

    I received this as an advanced readers copy from NetGalley and it?s my first book by Rick Bragg. I think I would have enjoyed it a lot more had I already read a couple of his earlier books and been familiar with his family. The first half of the book moved around in time and left me ...

    Bragg is a delicious mix of Twain, Steinbeck, Faulkner, and Robert Frost. I especially love when he writes about his big southern family that frequently reminds me of my own grandparents and great aunts and uncles who grew up in the South. They brought many of the southern traditions a...

    Storytelling at its greatest. Each chapter limns the hardscrabble lives of his kin in Alabama through love and food with stories and recipes. A chapter or two each night was a perfect cap to my day. For lovers of Southern writing and Southern food. ...

    I don?t think this is a five star for everyone, but it is for me. It?s awfully long and a funny sort of hybrid cookbook and memoir. But I love the way that Rick Bragg writes, and if he wants to take his time and write a big fat book of memories and recipes, I?m ok with that. ...

    Rick Bragg relates family stories as he shares some of his mother's recipes. His mother, like most Southern cooks of that generation, did not follow recipes. She cooked by eyeballing things and getting the ratio correct based on practice. The family stories needed editing. They failed ...

    I have put off writing a review of this book, because I have found it hard to find the right words. To say I loved it just does not portray the feelings I have for this memory of family and food. Except for a few regional differences, these are the recipes of my North Carolina family, ...

    Thanks to Netgalley for letting me read this early. This was the first Rick Bragg book I've read. And I can't wait to read more. Loved the inside look into this family by memories and recipes. Loved all the recipes, because I know they are family, shared over the years, just like som...

    This book brought back so many great memories of helping my Mamaw make biscuits(without a recipe, of course) and of sitting in the swing with my Nanny while she told me stories about ?back home?, never using anyone?s given name. Braggs is an excellent storyteller; I found myself ...

    This is a book to visit and revisit. Lots of down-home wisdom and more cooking advice than you can imagine. The past is where we go when we are helpless; the past, no matter what the psychiatrists say, can?t really hurt you much more than it already has, not like the future, whic...

    This started off promisingly, with fascinating stories about the author's family and life in the South, as well as mouth-watering recipes (butter rolls, buttermilk pie, real biscuits, deviled eggs). Unfortunately, it could have used some editing and tightening up as it dragged on a bit...

    OMG! I loved this book! From Rick Bragg's engaging and amazingly readable prose to his family's endearing, funny, and (sometimes) shocking stories to the wonderful recipes that I can't wait to try, this is a great book. Part memoir, part homage to his mother, this is a great addition t...

  • Don
    Feb 07, 2018

    ?It's funny how it's the little things in life that mean the most Not where you live, what you drive or the price tag on your clothes There's no dollar sign on a piece of mind this I've come to know So if you agree have a drink with me Raise you glasses for a toast To a little b...

    I don't know when I have ever enjoyed a book more. Just sheer pleasure every time I opened the covers. I read this one as my "bedtime book" for a couple of weeks and looked forward to the hour or so spent with Rick Bragg's people, as he likes to call them. Of course, it was a no-bra...

    I received this as an advanced readers copy from NetGalley and it?s my first book by Rick Bragg. I think I would have enjoyed it a lot more had I already read a couple of his earlier books and been familiar with his family. The first half of the book moved around in time and left me ...

    Bragg is a delicious mix of Twain, Steinbeck, Faulkner, and Robert Frost. I especially love when he writes about his big southern family that frequently reminds me of my own grandparents and great aunts and uncles who grew up in the South. They brought many of the southern traditions a...

    Storytelling at its greatest. Each chapter limns the hardscrabble lives of his kin in Alabama through love and food with stories and recipes. A chapter or two each night was a perfect cap to my day. For lovers of Southern writing and Southern food. ...

    I don?t think this is a five star for everyone, but it is for me. It?s awfully long and a funny sort of hybrid cookbook and memoir. But I love the way that Rick Bragg writes, and if he wants to take his time and write a big fat book of memories and recipes, I?m ok with that. ...

    Rick Bragg relates family stories as he shares some of his mother's recipes. His mother, like most Southern cooks of that generation, did not follow recipes. She cooked by eyeballing things and getting the ratio correct based on practice. The family stories needed editing. They failed ...

    I have put off writing a review of this book, because I have found it hard to find the right words. To say I loved it just does not portray the feelings I have for this memory of family and food. Except for a few regional differences, these are the recipes of my North Carolina family, ...

    Thanks to Netgalley for letting me read this early. This was the first Rick Bragg book I've read. And I can't wait to read more. Loved the inside look into this family by memories and recipes. Loved all the recipes, because I know they are family, shared over the years, just like som...

    This book brought back so many great memories of helping my Mamaw make biscuits(without a recipe, of course) and of sitting in the swing with my Nanny while she told me stories about ?back home?, never using anyone?s given name. Braggs is an excellent storyteller; I found myself ...

    This is a book to visit and revisit. Lots of down-home wisdom and more cooking advice than you can imagine. The past is where we go when we are helpless; the past, no matter what the psychiatrists say, can?t really hurt you much more than it already has, not like the future, whic...

    This started off promisingly, with fascinating stories about the author's family and life in the South, as well as mouth-watering recipes (butter rolls, buttermilk pie, real biscuits, deviled eggs). Unfortunately, it could have used some editing and tightening up as it dragged on a bit...

    OMG! I loved this book! From Rick Bragg's engaging and amazingly readable prose to his family's endearing, funny, and (sometimes) shocking stories to the wonderful recipes that I can't wait to try, this is a great book. Part memoir, part homage to his mother, this is a great addition t...

    <3 ...

    OMG, to ME, this is the best book in the world. I'm currently listening to the audio version, read by the author, and am on chapter 32. I have never had quite this experience with a book before, where I look forward to my daily 32-mile-each-way commute, just so I can keep listening! ...

    I really enjoyed the first part of this, about Momma and down home Southern cooking in the good old days, but it did go on way too long, and I felt bad that I started to get tired of it. A little bit of people named Jimmy Jim goes a long way. Edit out about half of the stories and you ...

    O ...

    I buy all of Rick Bragg's books on audio because he is the person who reads them. They come to life with his voice and if you haven't heard him read his stories then you are missing a fantastic experience. When I listened to Rick's "My Southern Journey: True Stories from the Heart of t...

    I read an advanced reader copy, this book is out in March of 2018 I believe. Ricky Bragg is a true southern storyteller and this book blends his tales and stories of his family with generations of recipes. From fried chicken to roasted possum with sweet potatoes, it?s all here. I...

  • Linda
    Jun 13, 2018

    ?It's funny how it's the little things in life that mean the most Not where you live, what you drive or the price tag on your clothes There's no dollar sign on a piece of mind this I've come to know So if you agree have a drink with me Raise you glasses for a toast To a little b...

    I don't know when I have ever enjoyed a book more. Just sheer pleasure every time I opened the covers. I read this one as my "bedtime book" for a couple of weeks and looked forward to the hour or so spent with Rick Bragg's people, as he likes to call them. Of course, it was a no-bra...

    I received this as an advanced readers copy from NetGalley and it?s my first book by Rick Bragg. I think I would have enjoyed it a lot more had I already read a couple of his earlier books and been familiar with his family. The first half of the book moved around in time and left me ...

    Bragg is a delicious mix of Twain, Steinbeck, Faulkner, and Robert Frost. I especially love when he writes about his big southern family that frequently reminds me of my own grandparents and great aunts and uncles who grew up in the South. They brought many of the southern traditions a...

  • PWRL
    May 02, 2018

    ?It's funny how it's the little things in life that mean the most Not where you live, what you drive or the price tag on your clothes There's no dollar sign on a piece of mind this I've come to know So if you agree have a drink with me Raise you glasses for a toast To a little b...

    I don't know when I have ever enjoyed a book more. Just sheer pleasure every time I opened the covers. I read this one as my "bedtime book" for a couple of weeks and looked forward to the hour or so spent with Rick Bragg's people, as he likes to call them. Of course, it was a no-bra...

    I received this as an advanced readers copy from NetGalley and it?s my first book by Rick Bragg. I think I would have enjoyed it a lot more had I already read a couple of his earlier books and been familiar with his family. The first half of the book moved around in time and left me ...

    Bragg is a delicious mix of Twain, Steinbeck, Faulkner, and Robert Frost. I especially love when he writes about his big southern family that frequently reminds me of my own grandparents and great aunts and uncles who grew up in the South. They brought many of the southern traditions a...

    Storytelling at its greatest. Each chapter limns the hardscrabble lives of his kin in Alabama through love and food with stories and recipes. A chapter or two each night was a perfect cap to my day. For lovers of Southern writing and Southern food. ...

    I don?t think this is a five star for everyone, but it is for me. It?s awfully long and a funny sort of hybrid cookbook and memoir. But I love the way that Rick Bragg writes, and if he wants to take his time and write a big fat book of memories and recipes, I?m ok with that. ...

    Rick Bragg relates family stories as he shares some of his mother's recipes. His mother, like most Southern cooks of that generation, did not follow recipes. She cooked by eyeballing things and getting the ratio correct based on practice. The family stories needed editing. They failed ...

    I have put off writing a review of this book, because I have found it hard to find the right words. To say I loved it just does not portray the feelings I have for this memory of family and food. Except for a few regional differences, these are the recipes of my North Carolina family, ...

    Thanks to Netgalley for letting me read this early. This was the first Rick Bragg book I've read. And I can't wait to read more. Loved the inside look into this family by memories and recipes. Loved all the recipes, because I know they are family, shared over the years, just like som...

    This book brought back so many great memories of helping my Mamaw make biscuits(without a recipe, of course) and of sitting in the swing with my Nanny while she told me stories about ?back home?, never using anyone?s given name. Braggs is an excellent storyteller; I found myself ...

    This is a book to visit and revisit. Lots of down-home wisdom and more cooking advice than you can imagine. The past is where we go when we are helpless; the past, no matter what the psychiatrists say, can?t really hurt you much more than it already has, not like the future, whic...

    This started off promisingly, with fascinating stories about the author's family and life in the South, as well as mouth-watering recipes (butter rolls, buttermilk pie, real biscuits, deviled eggs). Unfortunately, it could have used some editing and tightening up as it dragged on a bit...

    OMG! I loved this book! From Rick Bragg's engaging and amazingly readable prose to his family's endearing, funny, and (sometimes) shocking stories to the wonderful recipes that I can't wait to try, this is a great book. Part memoir, part homage to his mother, this is a great addition t...

    <3 ...

    OMG, to ME, this is the best book in the world. I'm currently listening to the audio version, read by the author, and am on chapter 32. I have never had quite this experience with a book before, where I look forward to my daily 32-mile-each-way commute, just so I can keep listening! ...

    I really enjoyed the first part of this, about Momma and down home Southern cooking in the good old days, but it did go on way too long, and I felt bad that I started to get tired of it. A little bit of people named Jimmy Jim goes a long way. Edit out about half of the stories and you ...

    O ...

  • Martha Avans
    Mar 21, 2018

    ?It's funny how it's the little things in life that mean the most Not where you live, what you drive or the price tag on your clothes There's no dollar sign on a piece of mind this I've come to know So if you agree have a drink with me Raise you glasses for a toast To a little b...

    I don't know when I have ever enjoyed a book more. Just sheer pleasure every time I opened the covers. I read this one as my "bedtime book" for a couple of weeks and looked forward to the hour or so spent with Rick Bragg's people, as he likes to call them. Of course, it was a no-bra...

    I received this as an advanced readers copy from NetGalley and it?s my first book by Rick Bragg. I think I would have enjoyed it a lot more had I already read a couple of his earlier books and been familiar with his family. The first half of the book moved around in time and left me ...

    Bragg is a delicious mix of Twain, Steinbeck, Faulkner, and Robert Frost. I especially love when he writes about his big southern family that frequently reminds me of my own grandparents and great aunts and uncles who grew up in the South. They brought many of the southern traditions a...

    Storytelling at its greatest. Each chapter limns the hardscrabble lives of his kin in Alabama through love and food with stories and recipes. A chapter or two each night was a perfect cap to my day. For lovers of Southern writing and Southern food. ...

    I don?t think this is a five star for everyone, but it is for me. It?s awfully long and a funny sort of hybrid cookbook and memoir. But I love the way that Rick Bragg writes, and if he wants to take his time and write a big fat book of memories and recipes, I?m ok with that. ...

    Rick Bragg relates family stories as he shares some of his mother's recipes. His mother, like most Southern cooks of that generation, did not follow recipes. She cooked by eyeballing things and getting the ratio correct based on practice. The family stories needed editing. They failed ...

    I have put off writing a review of this book, because I have found it hard to find the right words. To say I loved it just does not portray the feelings I have for this memory of family and food. Except for a few regional differences, these are the recipes of my North Carolina family, ...

    Thanks to Netgalley for letting me read this early. This was the first Rick Bragg book I've read. And I can't wait to read more. Loved the inside look into this family by memories and recipes. Loved all the recipes, because I know they are family, shared over the years, just like som...

  • Sharon
    May 20, 2018

    ?It's funny how it's the little things in life that mean the most Not where you live, what you drive or the price tag on your clothes There's no dollar sign on a piece of mind this I've come to know So if you agree have a drink with me Raise you glasses for a toast To a little b...

    I don't know when I have ever enjoyed a book more. Just sheer pleasure every time I opened the covers. I read this one as my "bedtime book" for a couple of weeks and looked forward to the hour or so spent with Rick Bragg's people, as he likes to call them. Of course, it was a no-bra...

    I received this as an advanced readers copy from NetGalley and it?s my first book by Rick Bragg. I think I would have enjoyed it a lot more had I already read a couple of his earlier books and been familiar with his family. The first half of the book moved around in time and left me ...

    Bragg is a delicious mix of Twain, Steinbeck, Faulkner, and Robert Frost. I especially love when he writes about his big southern family that frequently reminds me of my own grandparents and great aunts and uncles who grew up in the South. They brought many of the southern traditions a...

    Storytelling at its greatest. Each chapter limns the hardscrabble lives of his kin in Alabama through love and food with stories and recipes. A chapter or two each night was a perfect cap to my day. For lovers of Southern writing and Southern food. ...

    I don?t think this is a five star for everyone, but it is for me. It?s awfully long and a funny sort of hybrid cookbook and memoir. But I love the way that Rick Bragg writes, and if he wants to take his time and write a big fat book of memories and recipes, I?m ok with that. ...

    Rick Bragg relates family stories as he shares some of his mother's recipes. His mother, like most Southern cooks of that generation, did not follow recipes. She cooked by eyeballing things and getting the ratio correct based on practice. The family stories needed editing. They failed ...

    I have put off writing a review of this book, because I have found it hard to find the right words. To say I loved it just does not portray the feelings I have for this memory of family and food. Except for a few regional differences, these are the recipes of my North Carolina family, ...

    Thanks to Netgalley for letting me read this early. This was the first Rick Bragg book I've read. And I can't wait to read more. Loved the inside look into this family by memories and recipes. Loved all the recipes, because I know they are family, shared over the years, just like som...

    This book brought back so many great memories of helping my Mamaw make biscuits(without a recipe, of course) and of sitting in the swing with my Nanny while she told me stories about ?back home?, never using anyone?s given name. Braggs is an excellent storyteller; I found myself ...

    This is a book to visit and revisit. Lots of down-home wisdom and more cooking advice than you can imagine. The past is where we go when we are helpless; the past, no matter what the psychiatrists say, can?t really hurt you much more than it already has, not like the future, whic...

    This started off promisingly, with fascinating stories about the author's family and life in the South, as well as mouth-watering recipes (butter rolls, buttermilk pie, real biscuits, deviled eggs). Unfortunately, it could have used some editing and tightening up as it dragged on a bit...

    OMG! I loved this book! From Rick Bragg's engaging and amazingly readable prose to his family's endearing, funny, and (sometimes) shocking stories to the wonderful recipes that I can't wait to try, this is a great book. Part memoir, part homage to his mother, this is a great addition t...

    <3 ...

    OMG, to ME, this is the best book in the world. I'm currently listening to the audio version, read by the author, and am on chapter 32. I have never had quite this experience with a book before, where I look forward to my daily 32-mile-each-way commute, just so I can keep listening! ...

    I really enjoyed the first part of this, about Momma and down home Southern cooking in the good old days, but it did go on way too long, and I felt bad that I started to get tired of it. A little bit of people named Jimmy Jim goes a long way. Edit out about half of the stories and you ...

    O ...

    I buy all of Rick Bragg's books on audio because he is the person who reads them. They come to life with his voice and if you haven't heard him read his stories then you are missing a fantastic experience. When I listened to Rick's "My Southern Journey: True Stories from the Heart of t...

    I read an advanced reader copy, this book is out in March of 2018 I believe. Ricky Bragg is a true southern storyteller and this book blends his tales and stories of his family with generations of recipes. From fried chicken to roasted possum with sweet potatoes, it?s all here. I...

    Rick Bragg has become a legendary storyteller in his own right. With a knack for words and the right amount of humor, he has a way of shaping a story to make it belong to his readers. His newest release is a perfect mix of food memoir, cookbook, tall tales, family history, Southern ...

    Never heard of Rick Bragg, just a mention on NPR about his newest book, a cookbook with his mother?s ?recipes? so I picked it up in the library. A full 500 pages it takes time but it?s well worth it. Included are many pages are pictures of a surprisingly appealing family. The o...

    Pulitzer-Prize winning Rick Bragg has a unique style that seems deceptively simple. It is heartwarming and endearing, but is also piercingly intelligent. The title suggests a sentimental attachment to his mother and her cooking which for many evokes wonderful memories. Yes, it is that,...

    The only fault of this is maybe it is a smidge too long, for which I am taking some of the blame. This isn't a book to read cover to cover. This is something to savor, something to slow-jam read, maybe only a chapter here and there. Are you waiting for your Pineapple Upside-down Cake t...

    Rick Bragg is an incredible storyteller, with a family tree full of stories to tell. This is a moving and hilarious tribute to his mother, his family culture, and the food culture of the rural Alabama/Georgia communities. If you've never read any of Bragg's work, this isn't the one I'd...

    I think Rick Bragg is amazing and I'm so glad someone talked him into writing this book. What a great concept combining the things he knows best--good Southern food and good Southern family stories, but most of all, his love and adoration of his Mama. She's a precious hoot, so you know...

  • Kyra Leseberg (Roots & Reads)
    May 11, 2018

    ?It's funny how it's the little things in life that mean the most Not where you live, what you drive or the price tag on your clothes There's no dollar sign on a piece of mind this I've come to know So if you agree have a drink with me Raise you glasses for a toast To a little b...

    I don't know when I have ever enjoyed a book more. Just sheer pleasure every time I opened the covers. I read this one as my "bedtime book" for a couple of weeks and looked forward to the hour or so spent with Rick Bragg's people, as he likes to call them. Of course, it was a no-bra...

    I received this as an advanced readers copy from NetGalley and it?s my first book by Rick Bragg. I think I would have enjoyed it a lot more had I already read a couple of his earlier books and been familiar with his family. The first half of the book moved around in time and left me ...

    Bragg is a delicious mix of Twain, Steinbeck, Faulkner, and Robert Frost. I especially love when he writes about his big southern family that frequently reminds me of my own grandparents and great aunts and uncles who grew up in the South. They brought many of the southern traditions a...

    Storytelling at its greatest. Each chapter limns the hardscrabble lives of his kin in Alabama through love and food with stories and recipes. A chapter or two each night was a perfect cap to my day. For lovers of Southern writing and Southern food. ...

    I don?t think this is a five star for everyone, but it is for me. It?s awfully long and a funny sort of hybrid cookbook and memoir. But I love the way that Rick Bragg writes, and if he wants to take his time and write a big fat book of memories and recipes, I?m ok with that. ...

    Rick Bragg relates family stories as he shares some of his mother's recipes. His mother, like most Southern cooks of that generation, did not follow recipes. She cooked by eyeballing things and getting the ratio correct based on practice. The family stories needed editing. They failed ...

    I have put off writing a review of this book, because I have found it hard to find the right words. To say I loved it just does not portray the feelings I have for this memory of family and food. Except for a few regional differences, these are the recipes of my North Carolina family, ...

    Thanks to Netgalley for letting me read this early. This was the first Rick Bragg book I've read. And I can't wait to read more. Loved the inside look into this family by memories and recipes. Loved all the recipes, because I know they are family, shared over the years, just like som...

    This book brought back so many great memories of helping my Mamaw make biscuits(without a recipe, of course) and of sitting in the swing with my Nanny while she told me stories about ?back home?, never using anyone?s given name. Braggs is an excellent storyteller; I found myself ...

    This is a book to visit and revisit. Lots of down-home wisdom and more cooking advice than you can imagine. The past is where we go when we are helpless; the past, no matter what the psychiatrists say, can?t really hurt you much more than it already has, not like the future, whic...

    This started off promisingly, with fascinating stories about the author's family and life in the South, as well as mouth-watering recipes (butter rolls, buttermilk pie, real biscuits, deviled eggs). Unfortunately, it could have used some editing and tightening up as it dragged on a bit...

    OMG! I loved this book! From Rick Bragg's engaging and amazingly readable prose to his family's endearing, funny, and (sometimes) shocking stories to the wonderful recipes that I can't wait to try, this is a great book. Part memoir, part homage to his mother, this is a great addition t...

    <3 ...

    OMG, to ME, this is the best book in the world. I'm currently listening to the audio version, read by the author, and am on chapter 32. I have never had quite this experience with a book before, where I look forward to my daily 32-mile-each-way commute, just so I can keep listening! ...

    I really enjoyed the first part of this, about Momma and down home Southern cooking in the good old days, but it did go on way too long, and I felt bad that I started to get tired of it. A little bit of people named Jimmy Jim goes a long way. Edit out about half of the stories and you ...

    O ...

    I buy all of Rick Bragg's books on audio because he is the person who reads them. They come to life with his voice and if you haven't heard him read his stories then you are missing a fantastic experience. When I listened to Rick's "My Southern Journey: True Stories from the Heart of t...

    I read an advanced reader copy, this book is out in March of 2018 I believe. Ricky Bragg is a true southern storyteller and this book blends his tales and stories of his family with generations of recipes. From fried chicken to roasted possum with sweet potatoes, it?s all here. I...

    Rick Bragg has become a legendary storyteller in his own right. With a knack for words and the right amount of humor, he has a way of shaping a story to make it belong to his readers. His newest release is a perfect mix of food memoir, cookbook, tall tales, family history, Southern ...

  • Anne
    May 16, 2018

    ?It's funny how it's the little things in life that mean the most Not where you live, what you drive or the price tag on your clothes There's no dollar sign on a piece of mind this I've come to know So if you agree have a drink with me Raise you glasses for a toast To a little b...

    I don't know when I have ever enjoyed a book more. Just sheer pleasure every time I opened the covers. I read this one as my "bedtime book" for a couple of weeks and looked forward to the hour or so spent with Rick Bragg's people, as he likes to call them. Of course, it was a no-bra...

    I received this as an advanced readers copy from NetGalley and it?s my first book by Rick Bragg. I think I would have enjoyed it a lot more had I already read a couple of his earlier books and been familiar with his family. The first half of the book moved around in time and left me ...

    Bragg is a delicious mix of Twain, Steinbeck, Faulkner, and Robert Frost. I especially love when he writes about his big southern family that frequently reminds me of my own grandparents and great aunts and uncles who grew up in the South. They brought many of the southern traditions a...

    Storytelling at its greatest. Each chapter limns the hardscrabble lives of his kin in Alabama through love and food with stories and recipes. A chapter or two each night was a perfect cap to my day. For lovers of Southern writing and Southern food. ...

    I don?t think this is a five star for everyone, but it is for me. It?s awfully long and a funny sort of hybrid cookbook and memoir. But I love the way that Rick Bragg writes, and if he wants to take his time and write a big fat book of memories and recipes, I?m ok with that. ...

    Rick Bragg relates family stories as he shares some of his mother's recipes. His mother, like most Southern cooks of that generation, did not follow recipes. She cooked by eyeballing things and getting the ratio correct based on practice. The family stories needed editing. They failed ...

    I have put off writing a review of this book, because I have found it hard to find the right words. To say I loved it just does not portray the feelings I have for this memory of family and food. Except for a few regional differences, these are the recipes of my North Carolina family, ...

    Thanks to Netgalley for letting me read this early. This was the first Rick Bragg book I've read. And I can't wait to read more. Loved the inside look into this family by memories and recipes. Loved all the recipes, because I know they are family, shared over the years, just like som...

    This book brought back so many great memories of helping my Mamaw make biscuits(without a recipe, of course) and of sitting in the swing with my Nanny while she told me stories about ?back home?, never using anyone?s given name. Braggs is an excellent storyteller; I found myself ...

    This is a book to visit and revisit. Lots of down-home wisdom and more cooking advice than you can imagine. The past is where we go when we are helpless; the past, no matter what the psychiatrists say, can?t really hurt you much more than it already has, not like the future, whic...

    This started off promisingly, with fascinating stories about the author's family and life in the South, as well as mouth-watering recipes (butter rolls, buttermilk pie, real biscuits, deviled eggs). Unfortunately, it could have used some editing and tightening up as it dragged on a bit...

    OMG! I loved this book! From Rick Bragg's engaging and amazingly readable prose to his family's endearing, funny, and (sometimes) shocking stories to the wonderful recipes that I can't wait to try, this is a great book. Part memoir, part homage to his mother, this is a great addition t...

    <3 ...

    OMG, to ME, this is the best book in the world. I'm currently listening to the audio version, read by the author, and am on chapter 32. I have never had quite this experience with a book before, where I look forward to my daily 32-mile-each-way commute, just so I can keep listening! ...

    I really enjoyed the first part of this, about Momma and down home Southern cooking in the good old days, but it did go on way too long, and I felt bad that I started to get tired of it. A little bit of people named Jimmy Jim goes a long way. Edit out about half of the stories and you ...

    O ...

    I buy all of Rick Bragg's books on audio because he is the person who reads them. They come to life with his voice and if you haven't heard him read his stories then you are missing a fantastic experience. When I listened to Rick's "My Southern Journey: True Stories from the Heart of t...

    I read an advanced reader copy, this book is out in March of 2018 I believe. Ricky Bragg is a true southern storyteller and this book blends his tales and stories of his family with generations of recipes. From fried chicken to roasted possum with sweet potatoes, it?s all here. I...

    Rick Bragg has become a legendary storyteller in his own right. With a knack for words and the right amount of humor, he has a way of shaping a story to make it belong to his readers. His newest release is a perfect mix of food memoir, cookbook, tall tales, family history, Southern ...

    Never heard of Rick Bragg, just a mention on NPR about his newest book, a cookbook with his mother?s ?recipes? so I picked it up in the library. A full 500 pages it takes time but it?s well worth it. Included are many pages are pictures of a surprisingly appealing family. The o...

    Pulitzer-Prize winning Rick Bragg has a unique style that seems deceptively simple. It is heartwarming and endearing, but is also piercingly intelligent. The title suggests a sentimental attachment to his mother and her cooking which for many evokes wonderful memories. Yes, it is that,...

    The only fault of this is maybe it is a smidge too long, for which I am taking some of the blame. This isn't a book to read cover to cover. This is something to savor, something to slow-jam read, maybe only a chapter here and there. Are you waiting for your Pineapple Upside-down Cake t...

    Rick Bragg is an incredible storyteller, with a family tree full of stories to tell. This is a moving and hilarious tribute to his mother, his family culture, and the food culture of the rural Alabama/Georgia communities. If you've never read any of Bragg's work, this isn't the one I'd...

  • Susan Kendrick
    May 10, 2018

    ?It's funny how it's the little things in life that mean the most Not where you live, what you drive or the price tag on your clothes There's no dollar sign on a piece of mind this I've come to know So if you agree have a drink with me Raise you glasses for a toast To a little b...

    I don't know when I have ever enjoyed a book more. Just sheer pleasure every time I opened the covers. I read this one as my "bedtime book" for a couple of weeks and looked forward to the hour or so spent with Rick Bragg's people, as he likes to call them. Of course, it was a no-bra...

    I received this as an advanced readers copy from NetGalley and it?s my first book by Rick Bragg. I think I would have enjoyed it a lot more had I already read a couple of his earlier books and been familiar with his family. The first half of the book moved around in time and left me ...

    Bragg is a delicious mix of Twain, Steinbeck, Faulkner, and Robert Frost. I especially love when he writes about his big southern family that frequently reminds me of my own grandparents and great aunts and uncles who grew up in the South. They brought many of the southern traditions a...

    Storytelling at its greatest. Each chapter limns the hardscrabble lives of his kin in Alabama through love and food with stories and recipes. A chapter or two each night was a perfect cap to my day. For lovers of Southern writing and Southern food. ...

    I don?t think this is a five star for everyone, but it is for me. It?s awfully long and a funny sort of hybrid cookbook and memoir. But I love the way that Rick Bragg writes, and if he wants to take his time and write a big fat book of memories and recipes, I?m ok with that. ...

  • Rebecca Elswick
    May 26, 2018

    ?It's funny how it's the little things in life that mean the most Not where you live, what you drive or the price tag on your clothes There's no dollar sign on a piece of mind this I've come to know So if you agree have a drink with me Raise you glasses for a toast To a little b...

    I don't know when I have ever enjoyed a book more. Just sheer pleasure every time I opened the covers. I read this one as my "bedtime book" for a couple of weeks and looked forward to the hour or so spent with Rick Bragg's people, as he likes to call them. Of course, it was a no-bra...

    I received this as an advanced readers copy from NetGalley and it?s my first book by Rick Bragg. I think I would have enjoyed it a lot more had I already read a couple of his earlier books and been familiar with his family. The first half of the book moved around in time and left me ...

    Bragg is a delicious mix of Twain, Steinbeck, Faulkner, and Robert Frost. I especially love when he writes about his big southern family that frequently reminds me of my own grandparents and great aunts and uncles who grew up in the South. They brought many of the southern traditions a...

    Storytelling at its greatest. Each chapter limns the hardscrabble lives of his kin in Alabama through love and food with stories and recipes. A chapter or two each night was a perfect cap to my day. For lovers of Southern writing and Southern food. ...

    I don?t think this is a five star for everyone, but it is for me. It?s awfully long and a funny sort of hybrid cookbook and memoir. But I love the way that Rick Bragg writes, and if he wants to take his time and write a big fat book of memories and recipes, I?m ok with that. ...

    Rick Bragg relates family stories as he shares some of his mother's recipes. His mother, like most Southern cooks of that generation, did not follow recipes. She cooked by eyeballing things and getting the ratio correct based on practice. The family stories needed editing. They failed ...

    I have put off writing a review of this book, because I have found it hard to find the right words. To say I loved it just does not portray the feelings I have for this memory of family and food. Except for a few regional differences, these are the recipes of my North Carolina family, ...

    Thanks to Netgalley for letting me read this early. This was the first Rick Bragg book I've read. And I can't wait to read more. Loved the inside look into this family by memories and recipes. Loved all the recipes, because I know they are family, shared over the years, just like som...

    This book brought back so many great memories of helping my Mamaw make biscuits(without a recipe, of course) and of sitting in the swing with my Nanny while she told me stories about ?back home?, never using anyone?s given name. Braggs is an excellent storyteller; I found myself ...

    This is a book to visit and revisit. Lots of down-home wisdom and more cooking advice than you can imagine. The past is where we go when we are helpless; the past, no matter what the psychiatrists say, can?t really hurt you much more than it already has, not like the future, whic...

    This started off promisingly, with fascinating stories about the author's family and life in the South, as well as mouth-watering recipes (butter rolls, buttermilk pie, real biscuits, deviled eggs). Unfortunately, it could have used some editing and tightening up as it dragged on a bit...

    OMG! I loved this book! From Rick Bragg's engaging and amazingly readable prose to his family's endearing, funny, and (sometimes) shocking stories to the wonderful recipes that I can't wait to try, this is a great book. Part memoir, part homage to his mother, this is a great addition t...

    <3 ...

    OMG, to ME, this is the best book in the world. I'm currently listening to the audio version, read by the author, and am on chapter 32. I have never had quite this experience with a book before, where I look forward to my daily 32-mile-each-way commute, just so I can keep listening! ...

    I really enjoyed the first part of this, about Momma and down home Southern cooking in the good old days, but it did go on way too long, and I felt bad that I started to get tired of it. A little bit of people named Jimmy Jim goes a long way. Edit out about half of the stories and you ...

    O ...

    I buy all of Rick Bragg's books on audio because he is the person who reads them. They come to life with his voice and if you haven't heard him read his stories then you are missing a fantastic experience. When I listened to Rick's "My Southern Journey: True Stories from the Heart of t...

  • Diane Barnes
    May 12, 2018

    ?It's funny how it's the little things in life that mean the most Not where you live, what you drive or the price tag on your clothes There's no dollar sign on a piece of mind this I've come to know So if you agree have a drink with me Raise you glasses for a toast To a little b...

    I don't know when I have ever enjoyed a book more. Just sheer pleasure every time I opened the covers. I read this one as my "bedtime book" for a couple of weeks and looked forward to the hour or so spent with Rick Bragg's people, as he likes to call them. Of course, it was a no-bra...

  • Susan
    Jun 05, 2018

    ?It's funny how it's the little things in life that mean the most Not where you live, what you drive or the price tag on your clothes There's no dollar sign on a piece of mind this I've come to know So if you agree have a drink with me Raise you glasses for a toast To a little b...

    I don't know when I have ever enjoyed a book more. Just sheer pleasure every time I opened the covers. I read this one as my "bedtime book" for a couple of weeks and looked forward to the hour or so spent with Rick Bragg's people, as he likes to call them. Of course, it was a no-bra...

    I received this as an advanced readers copy from NetGalley and it?s my first book by Rick Bragg. I think I would have enjoyed it a lot more had I already read a couple of his earlier books and been familiar with his family. The first half of the book moved around in time and left me ...

    Bragg is a delicious mix of Twain, Steinbeck, Faulkner, and Robert Frost. I especially love when he writes about his big southern family that frequently reminds me of my own grandparents and great aunts and uncles who grew up in the South. They brought many of the southern traditions a...

    Storytelling at its greatest. Each chapter limns the hardscrabble lives of his kin in Alabama through love and food with stories and recipes. A chapter or two each night was a perfect cap to my day. For lovers of Southern writing and Southern food. ...

    I don?t think this is a five star for everyone, but it is for me. It?s awfully long and a funny sort of hybrid cookbook and memoir. But I love the way that Rick Bragg writes, and if he wants to take his time and write a big fat book of memories and recipes, I?m ok with that. ...

    Rick Bragg relates family stories as he shares some of his mother's recipes. His mother, like most Southern cooks of that generation, did not follow recipes. She cooked by eyeballing things and getting the ratio correct based on practice. The family stories needed editing. They failed ...

    I have put off writing a review of this book, because I have found it hard to find the right words. To say I loved it just does not portray the feelings I have for this memory of family and food. Except for a few regional differences, these are the recipes of my North Carolina family, ...

    Thanks to Netgalley for letting me read this early. This was the first Rick Bragg book I've read. And I can't wait to read more. Loved the inside look into this family by memories and recipes. Loved all the recipes, because I know they are family, shared over the years, just like som...

    This book brought back so many great memories of helping my Mamaw make biscuits(without a recipe, of course) and of sitting in the swing with my Nanny while she told me stories about ?back home?, never using anyone?s given name. Braggs is an excellent storyteller; I found myself ...

    This is a book to visit and revisit. Lots of down-home wisdom and more cooking advice than you can imagine. The past is where we go when we are helpless; the past, no matter what the psychiatrists say, can?t really hurt you much more than it already has, not like the future, whic...

    This started off promisingly, with fascinating stories about the author's family and life in the South, as well as mouth-watering recipes (butter rolls, buttermilk pie, real biscuits, deviled eggs). Unfortunately, it could have used some editing and tightening up as it dragged on a bit...

    OMG! I loved this book! From Rick Bragg's engaging and amazingly readable prose to his family's endearing, funny, and (sometimes) shocking stories to the wonderful recipes that I can't wait to try, this is a great book. Part memoir, part homage to his mother, this is a great addition t...

    <3 ...

    OMG, to ME, this is the best book in the world. I'm currently listening to the audio version, read by the author, and am on chapter 32. I have never had quite this experience with a book before, where I look forward to my daily 32-mile-each-way commute, just so I can keep listening! ...

  • Marty
    Feb 26, 2018

    ?It's funny how it's the little things in life that mean the most Not where you live, what you drive or the price tag on your clothes There's no dollar sign on a piece of mind this I've come to know So if you agree have a drink with me Raise you glasses for a toast To a little b...

    I don't know when I have ever enjoyed a book more. Just sheer pleasure every time I opened the covers. I read this one as my "bedtime book" for a couple of weeks and looked forward to the hour or so spent with Rick Bragg's people, as he likes to call them. Of course, it was a no-bra...

    I received this as an advanced readers copy from NetGalley and it?s my first book by Rick Bragg. I think I would have enjoyed it a lot more had I already read a couple of his earlier books and been familiar with his family. The first half of the book moved around in time and left me ...

    Bragg is a delicious mix of Twain, Steinbeck, Faulkner, and Robert Frost. I especially love when he writes about his big southern family that frequently reminds me of my own grandparents and great aunts and uncles who grew up in the South. They brought many of the southern traditions a...

    Storytelling at its greatest. Each chapter limns the hardscrabble lives of his kin in Alabama through love and food with stories and recipes. A chapter or two each night was a perfect cap to my day. For lovers of Southern writing and Southern food. ...

    I don?t think this is a five star for everyone, but it is for me. It?s awfully long and a funny sort of hybrid cookbook and memoir. But I love the way that Rick Bragg writes, and if he wants to take his time and write a big fat book of memories and recipes, I?m ok with that. ...

    Rick Bragg relates family stories as he shares some of his mother's recipes. His mother, like most Southern cooks of that generation, did not follow recipes. She cooked by eyeballing things and getting the ratio correct based on practice. The family stories needed editing. They failed ...

    I have put off writing a review of this book, because I have found it hard to find the right words. To say I loved it just does not portray the feelings I have for this memory of family and food. Except for a few regional differences, these are the recipes of my North Carolina family, ...

  • Wendell Barnes
    Jun 12, 2018

    ?It's funny how it's the little things in life that mean the most Not where you live, what you drive or the price tag on your clothes There's no dollar sign on a piece of mind this I've come to know So if you agree have a drink with me Raise you glasses for a toast To a little b...

    I don't know when I have ever enjoyed a book more. Just sheer pleasure every time I opened the covers. I read this one as my "bedtime book" for a couple of weeks and looked forward to the hour or so spent with Rick Bragg's people, as he likes to call them. Of course, it was a no-bra...

    I received this as an advanced readers copy from NetGalley and it?s my first book by Rick Bragg. I think I would have enjoyed it a lot more had I already read a couple of his earlier books and been familiar with his family. The first half of the book moved around in time and left me ...

    Bragg is a delicious mix of Twain, Steinbeck, Faulkner, and Robert Frost. I especially love when he writes about his big southern family that frequently reminds me of my own grandparents and great aunts and uncles who grew up in the South. They brought many of the southern traditions a...

    Storytelling at its greatest. Each chapter limns the hardscrabble lives of his kin in Alabama through love and food with stories and recipes. A chapter or two each night was a perfect cap to my day. For lovers of Southern writing and Southern food. ...

    I don?t think this is a five star for everyone, but it is for me. It?s awfully long and a funny sort of hybrid cookbook and memoir. But I love the way that Rick Bragg writes, and if he wants to take his time and write a big fat book of memories and recipes, I?m ok with that. ...

    Rick Bragg relates family stories as he shares some of his mother's recipes. His mother, like most Southern cooks of that generation, did not follow recipes. She cooked by eyeballing things and getting the ratio correct based on practice. The family stories needed editing. They failed ...

    I have put off writing a review of this book, because I have found it hard to find the right words. To say I loved it just does not portray the feelings I have for this memory of family and food. Except for a few regional differences, these are the recipes of my North Carolina family, ...

    Thanks to Netgalley for letting me read this early. This was the first Rick Bragg book I've read. And I can't wait to read more. Loved the inside look into this family by memories and recipes. Loved all the recipes, because I know they are family, shared over the years, just like som...

    This book brought back so many great memories of helping my Mamaw make biscuits(without a recipe, of course) and of sitting in the swing with my Nanny while she told me stories about ?back home?, never using anyone?s given name. Braggs is an excellent storyteller; I found myself ...

    This is a book to visit and revisit. Lots of down-home wisdom and more cooking advice than you can imagine. The past is where we go when we are helpless; the past, no matter what the psychiatrists say, can?t really hurt you much more than it already has, not like the future, whic...

    This started off promisingly, with fascinating stories about the author's family and life in the South, as well as mouth-watering recipes (butter rolls, buttermilk pie, real biscuits, deviled eggs). Unfortunately, it could have used some editing and tightening up as it dragged on a bit...

    OMG! I loved this book! From Rick Bragg's engaging and amazingly readable prose to his family's endearing, funny, and (sometimes) shocking stories to the wonderful recipes that I can't wait to try, this is a great book. Part memoir, part homage to his mother, this is a great addition t...

    <3 ...

    OMG, to ME, this is the best book in the world. I'm currently listening to the audio version, read by the author, and am on chapter 32. I have never had quite this experience with a book before, where I look forward to my daily 32-mile-each-way commute, just so I can keep listening! ...

    I really enjoyed the first part of this, about Momma and down home Southern cooking in the good old days, but it did go on way too long, and I felt bad that I started to get tired of it. A little bit of people named Jimmy Jim goes a long way. Edit out about half of the stories and you ...

    O ...

    I buy all of Rick Bragg's books on audio because he is the person who reads them. They come to life with his voice and if you haven't heard him read his stories then you are missing a fantastic experience. When I listened to Rick's "My Southern Journey: True Stories from the Heart of t...

    I read an advanced reader copy, this book is out in March of 2018 I believe. Ricky Bragg is a true southern storyteller and this book blends his tales and stories of his family with generations of recipes. From fried chicken to roasted possum with sweet potatoes, it?s all here. I...

    Rick Bragg has become a legendary storyteller in his own right. With a knack for words and the right amount of humor, he has a way of shaping a story to make it belong to his readers. His newest release is a perfect mix of food memoir, cookbook, tall tales, family history, Southern ...

    Never heard of Rick Bragg, just a mention on NPR about his newest book, a cookbook with his mother?s ?recipes? so I picked it up in the library. A full 500 pages it takes time but it?s well worth it. Included are many pages are pictures of a surprisingly appealing family. The o...

    Pulitzer-Prize winning Rick Bragg has a unique style that seems deceptively simple. It is heartwarming and endearing, but is also piercingly intelligent. The title suggests a sentimental attachment to his mother and her cooking which for many evokes wonderful memories. Yes, it is that,...

    The only fault of this is maybe it is a smidge too long, for which I am taking some of the blame. This isn't a book to read cover to cover. This is something to savor, something to slow-jam read, maybe only a chapter here and there. Are you waiting for your Pineapple Upside-down Cake t...

    Rick Bragg is an incredible storyteller, with a family tree full of stories to tell. This is a moving and hilarious tribute to his mother, his family culture, and the food culture of the rural Alabama/Georgia communities. If you've never read any of Bragg's work, this isn't the one I'd...

    I think Rick Bragg is amazing and I'm so glad someone talked him into writing this book. What a great concept combining the things he knows best--good Southern food and good Southern family stories, but most of all, his love and adoration of his Mama. She's a precious hoot, so you know...

    I love Rick Bragg?s humor and his love stories about how he reveres his Southern heritage. But honestly, it took forever to read this 487 page book, and most of the recipes seemed to have the same four or five ingredients and method of preparation, so there was a lot of repetition. I...

  • Annie Quinn
    Jun 01, 2018

    ?It's funny how it's the little things in life that mean the most Not where you live, what you drive or the price tag on your clothes There's no dollar sign on a piece of mind this I've come to know So if you agree have a drink with me Raise you glasses for a toast To a little b...

    I don't know when I have ever enjoyed a book more. Just sheer pleasure every time I opened the covers. I read this one as my "bedtime book" for a couple of weeks and looked forward to the hour or so spent with Rick Bragg's people, as he likes to call them. Of course, it was a no-bra...

    I received this as an advanced readers copy from NetGalley and it?s my first book by Rick Bragg. I think I would have enjoyed it a lot more had I already read a couple of his earlier books and been familiar with his family. The first half of the book moved around in time and left me ...

    Bragg is a delicious mix of Twain, Steinbeck, Faulkner, and Robert Frost. I especially love when he writes about his big southern family that frequently reminds me of my own grandparents and great aunts and uncles who grew up in the South. They brought many of the southern traditions a...

    Storytelling at its greatest. Each chapter limns the hardscrabble lives of his kin in Alabama through love and food with stories and recipes. A chapter or two each night was a perfect cap to my day. For lovers of Southern writing and Southern food. ...

    I don?t think this is a five star for everyone, but it is for me. It?s awfully long and a funny sort of hybrid cookbook and memoir. But I love the way that Rick Bragg writes, and if he wants to take his time and write a big fat book of memories and recipes, I?m ok with that. ...

    Rick Bragg relates family stories as he shares some of his mother's recipes. His mother, like most Southern cooks of that generation, did not follow recipes. She cooked by eyeballing things and getting the ratio correct based on practice. The family stories needed editing. They failed ...

    I have put off writing a review of this book, because I have found it hard to find the right words. To say I loved it just does not portray the feelings I have for this memory of family and food. Except for a few regional differences, these are the recipes of my North Carolina family, ...

    Thanks to Netgalley for letting me read this early. This was the first Rick Bragg book I've read. And I can't wait to read more. Loved the inside look into this family by memories and recipes. Loved all the recipes, because I know they are family, shared over the years, just like som...

    This book brought back so many great memories of helping my Mamaw make biscuits(without a recipe, of course) and of sitting in the swing with my Nanny while she told me stories about ?back home?, never using anyone?s given name. Braggs is an excellent storyteller; I found myself ...

    This is a book to visit and revisit. Lots of down-home wisdom and more cooking advice than you can imagine. The past is where we go when we are helpless; the past, no matter what the psychiatrists say, can?t really hurt you much more than it already has, not like the future, whic...

    This started off promisingly, with fascinating stories about the author's family and life in the South, as well as mouth-watering recipes (butter rolls, buttermilk pie, real biscuits, deviled eggs). Unfortunately, it could have used some editing and tightening up as it dragged on a bit...

    OMG! I loved this book! From Rick Bragg's engaging and amazingly readable prose to his family's endearing, funny, and (sometimes) shocking stories to the wonderful recipes that I can't wait to try, this is a great book. Part memoir, part homage to his mother, this is a great addition t...

    <3 ...

    OMG, to ME, this is the best book in the world. I'm currently listening to the audio version, read by the author, and am on chapter 32. I have never had quite this experience with a book before, where I look forward to my daily 32-mile-each-way commute, just so I can keep listening! ...

    I really enjoyed the first part of this, about Momma and down home Southern cooking in the good old days, but it did go on way too long, and I felt bad that I started to get tired of it. A little bit of people named Jimmy Jim goes a long way. Edit out about half of the stories and you ...

    O ...

    I buy all of Rick Bragg's books on audio because he is the person who reads them. They come to life with his voice and if you haven't heard him read his stories then you are missing a fantastic experience. When I listened to Rick's "My Southern Journey: True Stories from the Heart of t...

    I read an advanced reader copy, this book is out in March of 2018 I believe. Ricky Bragg is a true southern storyteller and this book blends his tales and stories of his family with generations of recipes. From fried chicken to roasted possum with sweet potatoes, it?s all here. I...

    Rick Bragg has become a legendary storyteller in his own right. With a knack for words and the right amount of humor, he has a way of shaping a story to make it belong to his readers. His newest release is a perfect mix of food memoir, cookbook, tall tales, family history, Southern ...

    Never heard of Rick Bragg, just a mention on NPR about his newest book, a cookbook with his mother?s ?recipes? so I picked it up in the library. A full 500 pages it takes time but it?s well worth it. Included are many pages are pictures of a surprisingly appealing family. The o...

    Pulitzer-Prize winning Rick Bragg has a unique style that seems deceptively simple. It is heartwarming and endearing, but is also piercingly intelligent. The title suggests a sentimental attachment to his mother and her cooking which for many evokes wonderful memories. Yes, it is that,...

    The only fault of this is maybe it is a smidge too long, for which I am taking some of the blame. This isn't a book to read cover to cover. This is something to savor, something to slow-jam read, maybe only a chapter here and there. Are you waiting for your Pineapple Upside-down Cake t...

    Rick Bragg is an incredible storyteller, with a family tree full of stories to tell. This is a moving and hilarious tribute to his mother, his family culture, and the food culture of the rural Alabama/Georgia communities. If you've never read any of Bragg's work, this isn't the one I'd...

    I think Rick Bragg is amazing and I'm so glad someone talked him into writing this book. What a great concept combining the things he knows best--good Southern food and good Southern family stories, but most of all, his love and adoration of his Mama. She's a precious hoot, so you know...

    I love Rick Bragg?s humor and his love stories about how he reveres his Southern heritage. But honestly, it took forever to read this 487 page book, and most of the recipes seemed to have the same four or five ingredients and method of preparation, so there was a lot of repetition. I...

    My son and daughter in law gave me this book for Mother's Day. I originally met Rick Bragg at the Panama City Book Festival. Since I am from California I had not been exposed to this wonderful Southern author. I thoroughly enjoyed his book, "The Best Cook in the World", a remarkable me...

  • Shelly
    May 30, 2018

    ?It's funny how it's the little things in life that mean the most Not where you live, what you drive or the price tag on your clothes There's no dollar sign on a piece of mind this I've come to know So if you agree have a drink with me Raise you glasses for a toast To a little b...

    I don't know when I have ever enjoyed a book more. Just sheer pleasure every time I opened the covers. I read this one as my "bedtime book" for a couple of weeks and looked forward to the hour or so spent with Rick Bragg's people, as he likes to call them. Of course, it was a no-bra...

    I received this as an advanced readers copy from NetGalley and it?s my first book by Rick Bragg. I think I would have enjoyed it a lot more had I already read a couple of his earlier books and been familiar with his family. The first half of the book moved around in time and left me ...

    Bragg is a delicious mix of Twain, Steinbeck, Faulkner, and Robert Frost. I especially love when he writes about his big southern family that frequently reminds me of my own grandparents and great aunts and uncles who grew up in the South. They brought many of the southern traditions a...

    Storytelling at its greatest. Each chapter limns the hardscrabble lives of his kin in Alabama through love and food with stories and recipes. A chapter or two each night was a perfect cap to my day. For lovers of Southern writing and Southern food. ...

    I don?t think this is a five star for everyone, but it is for me. It?s awfully long and a funny sort of hybrid cookbook and memoir. But I love the way that Rick Bragg writes, and if he wants to take his time and write a big fat book of memories and recipes, I?m ok with that. ...

    Rick Bragg relates family stories as he shares some of his mother's recipes. His mother, like most Southern cooks of that generation, did not follow recipes. She cooked by eyeballing things and getting the ratio correct based on practice. The family stories needed editing. They failed ...

    I have put off writing a review of this book, because I have found it hard to find the right words. To say I loved it just does not portray the feelings I have for this memory of family and food. Except for a few regional differences, these are the recipes of my North Carolina family, ...

    Thanks to Netgalley for letting me read this early. This was the first Rick Bragg book I've read. And I can't wait to read more. Loved the inside look into this family by memories and recipes. Loved all the recipes, because I know they are family, shared over the years, just like som...

    This book brought back so many great memories of helping my Mamaw make biscuits(without a recipe, of course) and of sitting in the swing with my Nanny while she told me stories about ?back home?, never using anyone?s given name. Braggs is an excellent storyteller; I found myself ...

    This is a book to visit and revisit. Lots of down-home wisdom and more cooking advice than you can imagine. The past is where we go when we are helpless; the past, no matter what the psychiatrists say, can?t really hurt you much more than it already has, not like the future, whic...

    This started off promisingly, with fascinating stories about the author's family and life in the South, as well as mouth-watering recipes (butter rolls, buttermilk pie, real biscuits, deviled eggs). Unfortunately, it could have used some editing and tightening up as it dragged on a bit...

    OMG! I loved this book! From Rick Bragg's engaging and amazingly readable prose to his family's endearing, funny, and (sometimes) shocking stories to the wonderful recipes that I can't wait to try, this is a great book. Part memoir, part homage to his mother, this is a great addition t...

    <3 ...

    OMG, to ME, this is the best book in the world. I'm currently listening to the audio version, read by the author, and am on chapter 32. I have never had quite this experience with a book before, where I look forward to my daily 32-mile-each-way commute, just so I can keep listening! ...

    I really enjoyed the first part of this, about Momma and down home Southern cooking in the good old days, but it did go on way too long, and I felt bad that I started to get tired of it. A little bit of people named Jimmy Jim goes a long way. Edit out about half of the stories and you ...

    O ...

    I buy all of Rick Bragg's books on audio because he is the person who reads them. They come to life with his voice and if you haven't heard him read his stories then you are missing a fantastic experience. When I listened to Rick's "My Southern Journey: True Stories from the Heart of t...

    I read an advanced reader copy, this book is out in March of 2018 I believe. Ricky Bragg is a true southern storyteller and this book blends his tales and stories of his family with generations of recipes. From fried chicken to roasted possum with sweet potatoes, it?s all here. I...

    Rick Bragg has become a legendary storyteller in his own right. With a knack for words and the right amount of humor, he has a way of shaping a story to make it belong to his readers. His newest release is a perfect mix of food memoir, cookbook, tall tales, family history, Southern ...

    Never heard of Rick Bragg, just a mention on NPR about his newest book, a cookbook with his mother?s ?recipes? so I picked it up in the library. A full 500 pages it takes time but it?s well worth it. Included are many pages are pictures of a surprisingly appealing family. The o...

    Pulitzer-Prize winning Rick Bragg has a unique style that seems deceptively simple. It is heartwarming and endearing, but is also piercingly intelligent. The title suggests a sentimental attachment to his mother and her cooking which for many evokes wonderful memories. Yes, it is that,...

    The only fault of this is maybe it is a smidge too long, for which I am taking some of the blame. This isn't a book to read cover to cover. This is something to savor, something to slow-jam read, maybe only a chapter here and there. Are you waiting for your Pineapple Upside-down Cake t...

    Rick Bragg is an incredible storyteller, with a family tree full of stories to tell. This is a moving and hilarious tribute to his mother, his family culture, and the food culture of the rural Alabama/Georgia communities. If you've never read any of Bragg's work, this isn't the one I'd...

    I think Rick Bragg is amazing and I'm so glad someone talked him into writing this book. What a great concept combining the things he knows best--good Southern food and good Southern family stories, but most of all, his love and adoration of his Mama. She's a precious hoot, so you know...

    I love Rick Bragg?s humor and his love stories about how he reveres his Southern heritage. But honestly, it took forever to read this 487 page book, and most of the recipes seemed to have the same four or five ingredients and method of preparation, so there was a lot of repetition. I...

    My son and daughter in law gave me this book for Mother's Day. I originally met Rick Bragg at the Panama City Book Festival. Since I am from California I had not been exposed to this wonderful Southern author. I thoroughly enjoyed his book, "The Best Cook in the World", a remarkable me...

    Loved it. There are some great "quotable quotes" in here - some of which ended up on my Facebook, because they were just too good not to share. I also ended up reading great chunks of it out loud to my husband, who was thoroughly confused. I should dock a star for the "Bad beans and bi...

  • Amy Booth
    May 29, 2018

    ?It's funny how it's the little things in life that mean the most Not where you live, what you drive or the price tag on your clothes There's no dollar sign on a piece of mind this I've come to know So if you agree have a drink with me Raise you glasses for a toast To a little b...

    I don't know when I have ever enjoyed a book more. Just sheer pleasure every time I opened the covers. I read this one as my "bedtime book" for a couple of weeks and looked forward to the hour or so spent with Rick Bragg's people, as he likes to call them. Of course, it was a no-bra...

    I received this as an advanced readers copy from NetGalley and it?s my first book by Rick Bragg. I think I would have enjoyed it a lot more had I already read a couple of his earlier books and been familiar with his family. The first half of the book moved around in time and left me ...

    Bragg is a delicious mix of Twain, Steinbeck, Faulkner, and Robert Frost. I especially love when he writes about his big southern family that frequently reminds me of my own grandparents and great aunts and uncles who grew up in the South. They brought many of the southern traditions a...

    Storytelling at its greatest. Each chapter limns the hardscrabble lives of his kin in Alabama through love and food with stories and recipes. A chapter or two each night was a perfect cap to my day. For lovers of Southern writing and Southern food. ...

    I don?t think this is a five star for everyone, but it is for me. It?s awfully long and a funny sort of hybrid cookbook and memoir. But I love the way that Rick Bragg writes, and if he wants to take his time and write a big fat book of memories and recipes, I?m ok with that. ...

    Rick Bragg relates family stories as he shares some of his mother's recipes. His mother, like most Southern cooks of that generation, did not follow recipes. She cooked by eyeballing things and getting the ratio correct based on practice. The family stories needed editing. They failed ...

    I have put off writing a review of this book, because I have found it hard to find the right words. To say I loved it just does not portray the feelings I have for this memory of family and food. Except for a few regional differences, these are the recipes of my North Carolina family, ...

    Thanks to Netgalley for letting me read this early. This was the first Rick Bragg book I've read. And I can't wait to read more. Loved the inside look into this family by memories and recipes. Loved all the recipes, because I know they are family, shared over the years, just like som...

    This book brought back so many great memories of helping my Mamaw make biscuits(without a recipe, of course) and of sitting in the swing with my Nanny while she told me stories about ?back home?, never using anyone?s given name. Braggs is an excellent storyteller; I found myself ...

  • Barbara
    Jun 18, 2018

    ?It's funny how it's the little things in life that mean the most Not where you live, what you drive or the price tag on your clothes There's no dollar sign on a piece of mind this I've come to know So if you agree have a drink with me Raise you glasses for a toast To a little b...

    I don't know when I have ever enjoyed a book more. Just sheer pleasure every time I opened the covers. I read this one as my "bedtime book" for a couple of weeks and looked forward to the hour or so spent with Rick Bragg's people, as he likes to call them. Of course, it was a no-bra...

    I received this as an advanced readers copy from NetGalley and it?s my first book by Rick Bragg. I think I would have enjoyed it a lot more had I already read a couple of his earlier books and been familiar with his family. The first half of the book moved around in time and left me ...

    Bragg is a delicious mix of Twain, Steinbeck, Faulkner, and Robert Frost. I especially love when he writes about his big southern family that frequently reminds me of my own grandparents and great aunts and uncles who grew up in the South. They brought many of the southern traditions a...

    Storytelling at its greatest. Each chapter limns the hardscrabble lives of his kin in Alabama through love and food with stories and recipes. A chapter or two each night was a perfect cap to my day. For lovers of Southern writing and Southern food. ...

    I don?t think this is a five star for everyone, but it is for me. It?s awfully long and a funny sort of hybrid cookbook and memoir. But I love the way that Rick Bragg writes, and if he wants to take his time and write a big fat book of memories and recipes, I?m ok with that. ...

    Rick Bragg relates family stories as he shares some of his mother's recipes. His mother, like most Southern cooks of that generation, did not follow recipes. She cooked by eyeballing things and getting the ratio correct based on practice. The family stories needed editing. They failed ...

    I have put off writing a review of this book, because I have found it hard to find the right words. To say I loved it just does not portray the feelings I have for this memory of family and food. Except for a few regional differences, these are the recipes of my North Carolina family, ...

    Thanks to Netgalley for letting me read this early. This was the first Rick Bragg book I've read. And I can't wait to read more. Loved the inside look into this family by memories and recipes. Loved all the recipes, because I know they are family, shared over the years, just like som...

    This book brought back so many great memories of helping my Mamaw make biscuits(without a recipe, of course) and of sitting in the swing with my Nanny while she told me stories about ?back home?, never using anyone?s given name. Braggs is an excellent storyteller; I found myself ...

    This is a book to visit and revisit. Lots of down-home wisdom and more cooking advice than you can imagine. The past is where we go when we are helpless; the past, no matter what the psychiatrists say, can?t really hurt you much more than it already has, not like the future, whic...

    This started off promisingly, with fascinating stories about the author's family and life in the South, as well as mouth-watering recipes (butter rolls, buttermilk pie, real biscuits, deviled eggs). Unfortunately, it could have used some editing and tightening up as it dragged on a bit...

    OMG! I loved this book! From Rick Bragg's engaging and amazingly readable prose to his family's endearing, funny, and (sometimes) shocking stories to the wonderful recipes that I can't wait to try, this is a great book. Part memoir, part homage to his mother, this is a great addition t...

    <3 ...

    OMG, to ME, this is the best book in the world. I'm currently listening to the audio version, read by the author, and am on chapter 32. I have never had quite this experience with a book before, where I look forward to my daily 32-mile-each-way commute, just so I can keep listening! ...

    I really enjoyed the first part of this, about Momma and down home Southern cooking in the good old days, but it did go on way too long, and I felt bad that I started to get tired of it. A little bit of people named Jimmy Jim goes a long way. Edit out about half of the stories and you ...

    O ...

    I buy all of Rick Bragg's books on audio because he is the person who reads them. They come to life with his voice and if you haven't heard him read his stories then you are missing a fantastic experience. When I listened to Rick's "My Southern Journey: True Stories from the Heart of t...

    I read an advanced reader copy, this book is out in March of 2018 I believe. Ricky Bragg is a true southern storyteller and this book blends his tales and stories of his family with generations of recipes. From fried chicken to roasted possum with sweet potatoes, it?s all here. I...

    Rick Bragg has become a legendary storyteller in his own right. With a knack for words and the right amount of humor, he has a way of shaping a story to make it belong to his readers. His newest release is a perfect mix of food memoir, cookbook, tall tales, family history, Southern ...

    Never heard of Rick Bragg, just a mention on NPR about his newest book, a cookbook with his mother?s ?recipes? so I picked it up in the library. A full 500 pages it takes time but it?s well worth it. Included are many pages are pictures of a surprisingly appealing family. The o...

    Pulitzer-Prize winning Rick Bragg has a unique style that seems deceptively simple. It is heartwarming and endearing, but is also piercingly intelligent. The title suggests a sentimental attachment to his mother and her cooking which for many evokes wonderful memories. Yes, it is that,...

    The only fault of this is maybe it is a smidge too long, for which I am taking some of the blame. This isn't a book to read cover to cover. This is something to savor, something to slow-jam read, maybe only a chapter here and there. Are you waiting for your Pineapple Upside-down Cake t...

    Rick Bragg is an incredible storyteller, with a family tree full of stories to tell. This is a moving and hilarious tribute to his mother, his family culture, and the food culture of the rural Alabama/Georgia communities. If you've never read any of Bragg's work, this isn't the one I'd...

    I think Rick Bragg is amazing and I'm so glad someone talked him into writing this book. What a great concept combining the things he knows best--good Southern food and good Southern family stories, but most of all, his love and adoration of his Mama. She's a precious hoot, so you know...

    I love Rick Bragg?s humor and his love stories about how he reveres his Southern heritage. But honestly, it took forever to read this 487 page book, and most of the recipes seemed to have the same four or five ingredients and method of preparation, so there was a lot of repetition. I...

    My son and daughter in law gave me this book for Mother's Day. I originally met Rick Bragg at the Panama City Book Festival. Since I am from California I had not been exposed to this wonderful Southern author. I thoroughly enjoyed his book, "The Best Cook in the World", a remarkable me...

    Loved it. There are some great "quotable quotes" in here - some of which ended up on my Facebook, because they were just too good not to share. I also ended up reading great chunks of it out loud to my husband, who was thoroughly confused. I should dock a star for the "Bad beans and bi...

    This was a wonderful memoir about cooking and family with recipes mixed in. While Bragg is from Alabama and his mother is a southern cook, it so reminded me of the stories my Mom and Dad told about my Dad's Mom and her cooking. When my parents visited them on the farm in North Dakota f...

    The Best Cook In The World is Rick Bragg?s mama, and he writes about her lovingly in a long meandering way, just as she cooks her food. Each chapter is devoted to one or more recipes, but the emphasis is not on the recipes. There is a historical story that relates to the food, and...