This paperback edition of Jan Karon's Mitford Cookbook and Kitchen Reader with its four-color format and colorful photos and illustrations of recipes and scenes from the Mitford stories will thrill Mitford fans. It has over 150 recipes revolving around food from each of the Mitford books. You'll find Sadie Baxter's Apple Pie, Puny's Gazpacho, and Emma's Pork Roast. Also included are Jan's special recipes along with her mother's and grandmother's famous biscuits. If your mouth has ever watered as you read some of the eating scenes in the Mitford books, now you can satisfy your cravings by making your favorite character's dishes yourself.
A collection of beautiful anedotes, delicious recipes, and memorable scenes from the Mitford books by the bestselling author of At Home in Mitford and Somebody Safe with Somebody Good
"[Jan Karon's] wonderful cookbook is like a souvenir scrapbook to be dipped into time and again. The real world should be as good as Mitford." --The Cleveland Plain Dealer
Millions of readers have discovered the delights of a trip to Mitford, and they've all found themselves hankering for mouthwatering dishes like Father Tim's Rector's Meatloaf and Esther Bolick's outrageously delicious Orange Marmalade Cake. Now, Jan Karon makes it easy to satisfy all these cravings and many more. Along with 150 fabulous recipes are Jan's personal reminiscences, dozens fo beloved scenes from each of the Mitford books, jokes, cooking tips, blessings, and a wonderful story never before published in the novels. For readers and cooks alike, Jan Karon's Mitford Cookbook & Kitchen Reader is a veritable feast.
, born Janice Meredith Wilson in the foothills of North Carolina, was named after the title of a popular novel, Janice Meredith.
Jan wrote her first novel at the age of ten. "The manuscript was written on Blue Horse notebook paper, and was, for good reason, kept hidden from my sister. When she found it, she discovered the one curse word I had, with pounding heart, included in someone's speech. For Pete's sake, hadn't Rhett Butler used that very same word and gotten away with it? After my grandmother's exceedingly focused reproof, I've written books without cussin' ever since."
Several years ago, Karon left a successful career in advertising to move to the mountain village of Blowing Rock, North Carolina, and write books. "I stepped out on faith to follow my lifelong dream of being an author," she says. "I made real sacrifices and took big risks. But living, it seems to me, is largely about risk."
Enthusiastic booksellers across the country have introduced readers of all ages to Karon's heartwarming books. At Home in Mitford, Karon's first book in the Mitford series, was nominated for an ABBY by the American Booksellers Association in 1996 and again in 1997. Bookstore owner, Shirley Sprinkle, says, "The Mitford Books have been our all-time fiction bestsellers since we went in business twenty-five years ago. We've sold 10,000 of Jan's books and don't see any end to the Mitford phenomenon."