Blue Willow Inn Cookbook

The Blue Willow Inn Cookbook presents the revered southern recipes that are prepared and served at Social Circle, Georgia's famed restaurant, The Blue Willow Inn. Sweet Potato Souffle, Ann Lowe's Feel-Better Chicken Stew, Magic Baked Pork Chops, Chess Pie, and Chocolate Meringue Pie are some of the showstoppers inside this popular restaurant cookbook. 


Format: Hardcover with dust jacket, 206 pages 

Copyright: 2002 

Publisher: Thomas Nelson 

Author: Jane and Michael Stern 

ISBN: 9781558539914

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Description:  By any measure, the Blue Willow Inn restaurant in Social Circle, Georgia is as southern as you can get. For five years in a row, it has been voted best small-town restaurant in the South by the readers of Southern Living magazine. Many say that Tara from Margaret Mitchell's Gone With the Wind was inspired by the majestic southern mansion that is the Blue Willow Inn -- and with good reason. Margaret Mitchell frequently visited Social Circle and was briefly married to the cousin of the mansion's owner. And on spring and summer afternoons, a visit to the Blue Willow Inn will begin by a welcome from an "Antebellum Girl" dressed in a hoop skirt and carrying a parasol. She will offer you sweet tea while you wait in the oversized rocking chair on the front porch. 

No one is allowed to leave hungry from the Blue Willow Inn. Michael Stern explains: "Once you find a seat and get your lemonade, you graze through the buffet room. There is just too, too much. With at least four meats and a dozen vegetables on display, not to mention biscuits and cornbread and relishes, you will either aim for a tiny bit of everything or you find yourself making hard choices; pass up the macaroni and cheese in favor of skillet squash; ignore cornbread dressing so there is room on the plate for sweet corn casserole." 

Reading The Blue Willow Inn Cookbook is like a visit to this Georgia institution. Here are delicious southern recipes, vintage pictures from the early days of Social Circle, and fascinating anecdotes about the restaurant. It's a book that's wonderful for reading or for cooking. 


Condition: Good condition. 

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