Saturday, November 14, 2015
Nashville Eats by Jennifer Justus (Cookbook Review)
Netgalley in exchange for my honest thoughts. I was not required to write a positive review and all opinions stated are 100% my own.
About the book-
If it seems like Nashville is everywhere these days— that's because it is. GQ recently declared it “Nowville,” and it has become the music hotspot for both country and rock. But as hot as the music scene is, the food scene is even hotter.
In Nashville Eats, more than 100 mouthwatering recipes reveal why food lovers are headed South for Nashville's hot chicken, buttermilk biscuits, pulled pork sandwiches, cornmeal-crusted catfish, chow chow, fried green tomatoes, and chess pie. Author Jennifer Justus whips up the classics—such as pimento cheese and fried chicken—but also includes dishes with a twist on traditional Southern fare—such as Curried Black Chickpeas or Catfish Tacos. And alongside the recipes, Jennifer shares her stories of Nashville—the people, music, history, and food that make it so special.
I have always had a soft spot in my heart for Nashville. I took several vacations here in my younger days with some of my cousins and aunts that I am rather close to and those are still some of my best memories. And yes, the food there is a part of those memories! I live in Texas and generally I think we have better food than everyone else, but I absolutely loved the food in Nashville. There are certain things that you just associate with the south and I think food is definitely one of them. Nashville Eats is full of Tennessee comfort food. You will find in this book exactly what you may expect: recipes for buttermilk biscuits, fried chicken, bread and rolls, and a plethora of desserts. You will also find sides and salads among other amazing foods. The thing about southern food is while it is full of bold flavor, it almost always requires simple ingredients and isn't too difficult to make. I find that to be true of Nashville Eats. This cookbook has me itching to go back and explore the culinary side of the capital of Tennessee. In the meantime I am thrilled to have these awesome recipes to try out in my own kitchen as I reminisce once again about one of my favorite vacation spots.