GEORGIA COOKING IN AN OKLAHOMA KITCHEN
BY TRISHA YEARWOOD
Review by Barb & Ron Kroll
Georgia Cooking in an Oklahoma Kitchen
(Clarkson Potter) ISBN 978-0307381378 0307381374
Country music singer and wife of Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood, shares her family recipes for Southern cooking. These comfort food recipes from Georgia offer a peek into Southern life, home cooking and family traditions.
You don't have to be a country music fan to enjoy Georgia Cooking in an Oklahoma Kitchen. Very conversational and personal, the 224-page cookbook contains 120 easy recipes from Trisha's mother, father, sister, brother and friends. You feel like you know the Yearwoods by recreating their family recipes.
Each chapter and recipe begins with an introduction explaining why the dish is special, e.g., Trisha's pasta salad is an easy way to add vegetables to your diet. Side notes offer tips, like hush puppies taste better when fried in the same oil as fish. Another tip explains how to make self-rising flour.
Full-page color images by Ben Fink depict many dishes as well as Trisha Yearwood and her family cooking and eating.
Country music star, Garth Brooks, writes a foreword to his wife's cookbook describing what makes his wife's meals so good.
Trisha Yearwood provides a recipe for home-churned ice cream made with an electric or hand-cranked ice cream churn and rock salt.
Recipes from Georgia
Boiled peanuts. Garlic dill pickles. Cheese straws. Warm feta dip with artichokes. Fried okra. Collards. Black bean lasagna. Giblet gravy. Garlic grits casserole. Mama's cornmeal hushpuppies. Buttermilk cornbread. Sour cream coffee cake. Sweet potato pie. Peanut brittle.
- Foreword (by Garth Brooks)
- Useful Equipment
- Substitutions and Helpful Hints
- Snacks and Appetizers
- Soups and Salads
- Beef and Pork
- Poultry, Fish and Pasta
- Quick Breads and Muffins
- Cakes, Pies and Puddings
- Cookies, Candy and Ice Cream
Trisha Yearwood co-authored the cookbook with mother, Gwen Yearwood, and sister, Beth Yearwood Bernard. Trisha is an award-winning country music artist and wife of Garth Brooks.