Review: Country Cooking from a Redneck Kitchen
The reader visits the home of author Francine Bryson to get up close and personal with her cooking. There are 125 dishes and 60 color photographs, plus 3 chapters devoted solely to baked goods, including holiday sweets. The contents pages are divided into 8 categories (ex. burgers, Sunday suppers, and sweets and treats). Some of the recipes look very familiar while others are new-to-me. The author shares little tidbits about each recipe (ex. its origins and how to serve the dish).
Each recipe has the ingredients posted in bold, solid black font for easy reading at a glance. The Table of Contents and index are well structured. The cooking instructions and ingredients lists are well organized and easy to follow. Each step of the instructions are clearly numbered. There are full color photos throughout the book, and as people say, `A picture is worth a thousand words.`
I recommend this cookbook to any cook who wants to make some real, authentic southern meals. The cost is easily offset by the easy to understand directions and full color photos. I prefer a print cookbook, as opposed to the internet. Because a cookbook is at your side and easier to follow.
Disclaimer: "I was provided a free copy of this book. All opinions are my own."