Bacon on the Bookshelf

Savory picks for the free range reader

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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September 18, 2014
by jenniferpuryear

Guest Post: Nicki Pendleton Wood on Cornbread Nation 7

Nicki Pendleton Wood has found the sweet spot:  she’s a smart and enthusiastic foodie without being a snob.  That’s not to say she doesn’t have strong opinions!   Breakfast food in particular brings out her inner critic:  “even the words make me cringe!  On the other hand, even a poorly made Manhattan hits the spot.”  Today, she brings BaconOnTheBookshelf into the kitchen with a terrific …

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