[The Best Cook in the World free] E-pub By Rick Bragg



10 thoughts on “The Best Cook in the World

  1. says:

    ”It's funny how it's the little things in life that mean the mostNot where you live what you drive or the price tag on your clothesThere's no dollar sign on a piece of mind this I've come to knowSo if you agree have a drink with meRaise you glasses for a toastTo a little bit of chicken fried“And cold beer on a Friday nightA pair of jeans that fit just rightAnd the radio upI like to see the sunriseSee the love in my woman's eyesFeel t

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    I don't know when I have ever enjoyed a book 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 themOf course it was a no brainer that I would love it It combines memoir with food

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    This book was an absolute delight Rick Bragg writes lovingly about his mother and her southern cooking and shares amazing stories about his wackadoo familyI listened to this book on audio read by Bragg himself and I highly recommend it He has a charming narration and I found the book positively soothing This was the first Bragg b

  4. says:

    What a beautiful book The Best Cook in the World Tales from My Momma's Table was a loving tribute not only to his mother Margaret but to his grandmother Ava and related in the warm all embracing and endearing way that only Rick Bragg can accomplish in describing all of the rich and colorful heritage of his family passed o

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    Finished this with some difficulty because it was too long I'd recommend that it be read over a short period of time If it would have been 200 pages shorter it would have had power That being said it was an interesting read mixing family stories and simple classic southern recipes

  6. says:

    This book is than just a memoir than a cookbook It is about a family who have shared their secrets to feeding a lot of people on a nickle who have passed down traditions along with their cooking who took care of one another even if they didn't like each other much sometimes and who even shared a precious cast

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    An Author and a Sister to Bragg AboutWhat a fun read While Rick Bragg shared his mother’s recipes he also had many stories to tell not just stories about his mother but about other people as well Some were laugh out loud funny but so were the recipes not that they were not real recipes but you won’t catch me making any of them In other wo

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    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 and these are their experiences Every photographs w

  9. says:

    My favorite author The only one I buy while they are still warm from the presses and keep to read again I love this guy's family The author tells about his grandmother and mother who make old fashioned southern cooking These are not health conscious recipes As a matter of fact grease and fat factor heavily into most of the

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    “But since that day in her cold kitchen I knew I had to convince her to let me write it all down to capture not just the legend but the soul of her cooking for the generations to come and translate into the twenty first century the recipes that exist only in her mind before we all just blow away like the dust in that red field”Rick Bragg

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SUMMARY Ï MZINES.CO.UK ´ Rick Bragg

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 to bake corn bread about 15 to 20 minutes depending on the mysteries of your oven Her notion of farm to table is a. It s funny how it s the little things in life that mean the mostNot where you live what you drive or the price tag on your clothesThere s no dollar sign on a piece of mind this I ve come to knowSo if you agree have a drink with meRaise you glasses for a toastTo a little bit of chicken fried And cold beer on a Friday nightA pair of jeans that fit just rightAnd the radio upI like to see the sunriseSee the love in my woman s eyesFeel the touch of a precious childAnd know a mother s love Chicken Fried Zac Brown Band Songwriters Wyatt Durrette Zac BrownNot uite two years ago I read Bragg s All Over But the Shoutin and last year I followed that up with his Ava s Man and loved both of those memoirs I do still plan to read The Prince of Frogtown but I managed to be first in line for this one from my library so I read it while I had the chance To think of this as a cookbook would be less than accurate although it does contain many recipes this is a memoir told through stories that convey the joy and hardships that this rather extended family goes through Maybe joy isn t really enough since some of their adventures are side splittingly entertaining and some are touching and some reminded me of stories my father told me Still just as in life food is always better when surrounded by family and friends and those stories that live on from one generation to the next And that s what these recipes are surrounded by stories included in stories sometimes it s hard to tell whether the recipes are injected into the stories or the stories are told to better understand their place in family lore Food can be prepared as a gesture of love or given as a prize awarded for a task well done it can be partaken of in simple utilitarian need and the object of delight and it can be a reminder of other times and other people In darker times when need overwhelmed their cupboards there are stories of men fishing for river catfish with their bare hands what they called noodling follow And what a picture that must have been Living in a time and in areas mostly undisturbed by progress these recipes don t have any calories assigned to them Chances are if you need to know then you might want to look elsewhere if you re just looking for recipes Most of the recipes included won t be found in any heart healthy sections there s a lot of bacon grease and Crisco cracklin meat grease but then most of these recipes got their start years before any of us were born some are from Civil War era and others from around the time of the Great Depression Poverty abounded then and there but poverty is still than abundant in plenty of places on this planet Reading this is truly about the association of memories with the food we were served by our family that we prepared and cooked with our families through the years and how those memories are shaped by that food and as years pass that food is also shaped by those memoriesI loved this not as much for each recipe but Margaret Bragg the author s mother cooks the way my father and my grandmother cooked all from memory by weight and feel and a smidgen of this and a dash of that It felt like being in my grandmother s tiny kitchen making bread beside her She knew when a thing was done by the look or the smell Bragg made me feel as I was there if not a part of the family then a warmly welcomed guestDon t make the mistake of not reading the recipes skip over the ingredients if you must but there are some lovely gems of wisdom and love in the sharing of those stories even some having to do with cooking Use brown eggs when you can get em she warns They re like real eggs Rick Bragg shares his love of his family uirks and all their stories and his mother s recipes from fried chicken to roasted possum to pecan pie There s a sense of love in his amusement pride in these stories of generations reverence to a way of life and loveRecommendedMany thanks once again to the Public Library system and the many Librarians that manage organize and keep it running for the loan of this book

REVIEW The Best Cook in the World

The Best Cook in the World

Flatbed truck But she can tell you the secrets to perfect mashed potatoes corn pudding redeye gravy pinto beans and hambone stewed cabbage short ribs chicken and dressing biscuits and butter rolls The irresistible stories in this audiobook are of long memory many of. Finished this with some difficulty because it was too long I d recommend that it be read over a short period of time If it would have been 200 pages shorter it would have had power That being said it was an interesting read mixing family stories and simple classic southern recipes

SUMMARY Ï MZINES.CO.UK ´ Rick Bragg

Them pre date the Civil War handed down skillet by skillet from one generation of Braggs to the next In The Best Cook in the World Rick Bragg finally preserves his heritage by telling the stories that framed his mother's cooking and education from childhood into old a. My favorite author The only one I buy while they are still warm from the presses and keep to read again I love this guy s family The author tells about his grandmother and mother who make old fashioned southern cooking These are not health conscious recipes As a matter of fact grease and fat factor heavily into most of the recipes Each chapter tells a story pertaining to his favorite foods and then at the end of the chapter are the recipes It is worth reading the entire recipe as he writes them in his mother s voice and not in traditional recipe form I might even make a few of them although I think I will skip possum and suirrel