Mrs. Wilkes' Boardinghouse Cookbook: Recipes and Recollections from Her Savannah Table (Hardcover)
Recipes and Recollections from Her Savannah Table
Ten Speed Press, 9781580082570, 175pp.
Publication Date: May 9, 2001
- Recipient of Southern Living's Reader's Choice Award 2000.
- Mrs. Wilkes won the 1999 James Beard "America's Regional Classics" Award.
- Mrs. Wilkes' self-published recipe book, Famous Recipes, which became the foundation for MRS. WILKES' BOARDINGHOUSE COOKBOOK, has sold over 250,000 copies.
- Illustrated throughout with over 50 black-and-white photographs from Mrs. Wilkes' Boardinghouse and 25 color photos of her classic recipes.
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Praise For Mrs. Wilkes' Boardinghouse Cookbook: Recipes and Recollections from Her Savannah Table…
“Captures the essence of Southern fare.” —Restaurant Hospitality “[Mrs. Wilkes' biscuits are] one of the greatest things, ever, to happen in my life.” —Craig Claiborne“[At Mrs. Wilkes'] the guests look in amazement as big platters of crisp, fried chicken and plenty of it, are set down on the white oilcloth. Then come feathery biscuits, generous squares of cornbread, tender okra simmered with tomatoes, pickled beets, candied yams, pitchers of sweetened ice tea.” —Boston Globe“Certainly down-home food is not news to regulars at such enduring American establishments as Mrs. Wilkes' Boardinghouse in Savannah, where guests sit at community lunch tables and help themselves from ten to twelve bowls and platters of meats, salads, and vegetables.” —Time“A meal at Mrs. Wilkes' is reminiscent of dinner at Grandma's.” —Esquire