Nashville Eats – Jennifer Justus

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4/5 Music City Stars

On The Back:

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, chowchow, 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.

My Thoughts:

*I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review from Netgalley*

Nashville Eats was a unique look into a legendary city’s eating habits and recipes. Having extremely diversified recipes ranging from Holiday Eggnog to Make-Do Biscuits to Double H Roast Beef, this book will appeal to anyone who loves to cook and anyone who loves to eat.

I really liked the colors and pictures in this book they were bright, cheerful, and vivid. The writing style the author used was also great and easy-to-understand without being overly simplified. I loved the stories the stories Ms. Justus included about landmark restaurants and farms in the Nashville area and the people that run them. Many of the recipes were quite simple, and I’m looking forward to trying them (especially Phila’s Make-Do Biscuits and Hello Dolly Cookie Bars). However, there were some recipes that looked quite complex for a beginning cook.

Overall a really fun book to read, I enjoyed the great-looking recipes, the Nashville Trivia, and the kitchen playlists included in each section. Nashville Eats gets 4/5 stars!

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