This is the first potluck in our new Cook the Book series! We're kicking things off with a neighbor from Memphis and some great recipes for your July 4th festivities.
Your purchase includes the cookbook at 25% off suggested retail ($30) and a seat at our table! You'll choose a recipe from the book, cook it, and share it on Sunday June 24 5:30-7:30pm. Andrea will join us to discuss the recipes and sign the copies of your books. Recipes are first come, first serve. When you pick up your book you can let us know what recipe you'd like to choose. Books should be here by Monday June 19 and we'll send an email when they are available to pick up. (This is the only time we'll have a short turnaround time between picking up your book and the event.) Tickets are also available for friends who want to join us for dinner, but not cook. There will be plenty of extra servings! Go here!
Andrea's Cooktales is an heirloom style, keepsake cookbook with journal pages. Andrea tells stories from her own kitchen and dinner table, encouraging readers to think of their own stories and write their own recipes in the book. She says, "I encourage readers to write their own family recipes inside, jot down their favorite food memories and stories, take notes in the "notes" section on each of my recipes, and pass it around to family and friends to also write in - I want this cookbook to be an heirloom for generations to come."
Andrea is a self-taught cook, turned professional chef, so her recipes come from the point of view of a home cook, so the ingredients and directions are very relatable and easy to follow along. Her recipes are what she calls "next-generation southern" - fun and fundamentally southern with a modern twist using fine, fresh, and sometimes unique (but easy to find) ingredients. She says, "This book is for every home cook who enjoys eating clean and healthy but also likes a splurge every now and again. I'd say the recipes are part healthy, part naughty. Some are for quick weekday meals, while others are perfect for a loungey weekend at home. Some are easy as pie, while others are a bit challenging (but I promise, not hard) for when you want to test your skills in the kitchen."
"My goal with this book was quality over quantity. I only chose recipes that I am obsessed with - my very best ones. They've all been tested over and over and over again. Every recipe in this book is a staple in my kitchen and completely divine - this is food I could cook a million times over and never get sick of - my friends and family agree and I think yours will too!"