Book Review: Jack Daniel's Spirit of Tennessee Cookbook Volume 1 & Giveaway


Jack Daniel's Spirit of Tennessee Cookbook Volume 1
by Lynne Tolley & Pat Mitchamore
Thomas Nelson Publisher (ISBNs: 1558530010 / 9781558530010)

I am so excited for the opportunity to review Jack Daniel's Spirit of Tennessee Cookbook Vol 1.  I am not only excited because I love cookbooks, food and Jack but because I lived in a small town right beside Lynchburg, TN which is home to the Jack Daniel's Distillery.  Jack Daniel's is not just about whiskey. It's about food, family and community.  This is truly an American iconic brand.

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After flipping through the many recipes what really stuck out was the pictures of the people and places that the authors chose to spotlight.  There is so much rich history in middle Tennessee and Jack Daniels has been a huge part of this history.  This book sets out to capture the "spirit" of this relationship and delivers very nicely.  If you or anybody you know has ties to Middle Tennessee, Jack Daniels or loves good home cooking, then this is the book for them.

Two recipes to note:
Cafe Daniel (page 13)
Jack Daniel's Chocolate Velvet Cake (page 156)

Book Description from Publisher: The rich tradition of country cooking, the distinctive taste of Jack Daniel's Tennessee Whiskey, and the heritage of rural America are all elegantly captured in Jack Daniel's The Spirit of Tennessee Cookbook. Included are more than 350 recipes, stunning full-color photographs, and stories of the people, places, and traditions of Middle Tennessee. Illustrated and indexed.

A special thanks to Thomas Nelson for sending me this book to review.  One lucky commenter will receive my review copy (My copy is paperback with Jack Daniel's Logo on the cover). Just leave me a comment to enter (make sure your email address is tied to your comment). Contest ends Thursday, Nov. 8th.


You can buy Jack Daniel's Spirit of Tennessee Cookbook Volume 1 from Amazon, and Barnes & Noble.



Mary said...

Great giveaway! Count me in!!!

Katie@Yoga Gal said...

You will like this-

Jack Daniel never had any children, so he willed his favorite nephew Lem Motlow (Recognize that name?)the distillery. My great great grandmother was a maid for the Motlow family, and it is one of those open secrets that he fathered my great grandfather. I think that is how it goes, my aunts know all the sordid details! I was a bit skeptical until I took the tour last year and there was a picture of the Motlow boys in the office. They looked so much like my grandfather it was uncanny. So there is a good chance that I am related to Jack Daniel! Marc says that is another reason to buy their whiskey. ;)

Turley Times said...

Love this giveaway! That cookbook sounds great.

Callie said...

The chocolate cakes sounds great. I may go buy the book.

Shannan Martin said...

How did I miss this fab JD cookbook review? What fun to be able to do this! And I love the photo you included on the post.

Andrea said...

I there! I was led to your blog by the Ellebows blog, and I am delighted to find that you're a Tennessee girl! I live in Upper East Tennessee, so of course I would love to win a Jack Daniel's cookbook! I'm not sure I would ever get anything made from any Jack I bought, though. Especially if my dear husband sees it! He'd call up his poker buddies and that Jack would disappear in two shakes!

Anyway, I just wanted to say hi to a fellow Tennessean!

Nancy said...

Looks like a great book. Would love to win it. First time to your blog and will be back again.
Nancy P.

mysteryhistorymom said...

Please count me in! I love Jack Daniels BBQ sauce... YUM! Thanks! Lori

Jen said...

I am currently reviewing this cookbook as well and just like you, I have nothing but great things to say about it! Glad to know I wasn't the only one who loved it! :)