Bacon on the Bookshelf

Savory picks for the free range reader

June 8, 2018
by jenniferpuryear

Nashville Special: When You Want Less

I wish we’d had less sad news this week.  I wish I weighed a little less heading into summer and the unkindness of sleeveless dresses. (For sure I need less rosé.) On the bright side – Andrew Sean Greer will be reading from his Pulitzer-Prize winning novel Less at Parnassus at 2 pm  this Saturday – he’s reading, answering questions, and also celebrating the launch …

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December 18, 2016
by jenniferpuryear

Bacon Readers’ Top Picks of 2016: This List is Lit!

Bacon readers from near and far have sent in their top picks of 2016, and I’m thrilled to share their rousing recommendations in this last post before Christmas!  Each contributor’s name is linked to a website of particular interest.  Without further ado, and with sincerest thanks to those who sent in their favorite reads of the year (Christina Apperson, Kobie Pretorius, Maria Browning, Ed Tarkington, Leslie Zmugg, Adam …

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October 8, 2015
by jenniferpuryear

Southern Festival of Books: Hometown Heroes

Hometown heroes make Nashville proud at the Southern Festival this weekend!  Don’t miss the chance to support them at their panel discussions or under the tents with the booksellers.  Thank you, hometown heroes, for giving us books that sing. Read on for tidbits and teasers from Don Winston, Nicki Pendleton Wood, Alice Randall, Caroline Randall Williams, Ed Tarkington, and Margaret Lazarus Dean (hometown broadly defined). From …

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July 9, 2015
by jenniferpuryear

Guest Post: Nicki Pendleton Wood on the Future of Southern Cooking

If the future of Southern cooking were in Nicki’s hands, we could all rest well at night.  Just look at how she transports a watermelon, with such loving care… Though she once feared the demise of traditional Southern cooking, Nicki has changed her mind:  she has seen it evolve in intriguing new directions, while retaining its distinctive deliciousness and identity.  Nicki has gathered hundreds of …

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July 2, 2015
by jenniferpuryear

Let’s Celebrate Southern Cooking for Company, by Nicki Pendleton Wood

Book Title: Southern Cooking for Company

This new cookbook makes me want to shout “Hallelujah!”  Or at the very least, “Amen!”  Nicki Pendleton Wood has compiled a gorgeous and spirited Southern cookbook, and I’ll be sharing it with everyone I know who enjoys a good recipe or a good party! Southern Cooking for Company: More Than 200 Southern Hospitality Secrets and Showoff Recipes feels like the friendliest hen party this side of …

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