I was so please to receive this cookbook for review, and even more please when I realized it was much more than a cookbook. B.T.C. is a story of real people, and a real small town grocer. Their story, both struggles and success, is beautifully written in a just a few pages sprinkled through the book. You will learn about their family, the town, their small-town newspaper, and their employees. You just can’t help but love this place and these people.
BTC is an old-fashioned grocery store in
that also provides
sandwiches, soups, homemade mayonnaise, and much more. The recipes in the
cookbook are by Dixie Grimes, and present an interesting mix of down-home
simplicity and rich sophistication. The recipes
are categorized by Breakfast, Soups for
Every Season, Salads, Spreads and Water
Valley, Mississippi Sandwich
Fixings, Casseroles, Mains, Sides and Southern Sweet Thangs. The recipes
that immediately caught my eye are Vetra’s Three-bean Salad, Broccoli Salad, Artichoke
and English Pea Au Gratin, and just about all of the soups!
This is not only a wonderful addition to my cookbook shelf, but an interesting story that brought to life the story of