Notably Nashville Reviews
New for 2003, this classy Junior League cookbook reflects many recipes for trendy and tasty appetizers -- perfect for your summer entertaining. This is a big book, well-designed and beautifully illustrated. There is a cake featured on the book's cover that is worth the cost of admission all by itself! It is a Lemon-Filled Pound Cake made up in layers with lemon curd filling between the layers and a fluffy cream cheese topping the confection. If I could fault the book at all, it would be to say that it is difficult to find the pictured dishes among the recipes. A list of illustrations would be a helpful feature because the photos are so tantalizing that one certainly wants to try the associated recipe. Another recipe we enjoyed is the Summer Confetti Salad -- an unusual blend of summer veggies in a light vinaigrette dressing, allowed to sit overnight for the flavors to blend nicely. There is also a Basil Torte that caught my eye, but I haven't tried it yet. It sounds like a delicious blend of cheeses accented by fresh basil. I will be preparing this one when the basil we just planted in the garden is ready to harvest.
Reviewed by Liz Waters, The Cook in Club
Distinctly southern at its roots, Notably Nashville creates a medley of flavors, traditions, legends, and history that blends seamlessly into a cookbook that sings. More than just a cookbook, it combines Nashville's penchant for food, music, history, family, art, and sports. The latest endeavor from a Junior League that has been publishing cookbooks since 1964. Recipes: 260 Pages: 272 Binding: Hardback
Ever wanted to know a little more about southern sights, sounds and flavor? Take a tour of Nashville with Notably Nashville and "learn her history, meet her family, and taste her cuisine". Broken down into meal course by chapters, Notably Nashville not only provides an abundance of southern styled recipes, but also history through people, places and events. The recipes are Nashville classics such as, Wild Duck Gumbo, Grilled Brown Sugar Salmon, Raspberry Cream Cheese Coffee Cake, Loin of Venison with Red Currant Bordelaise. Ranging from easy to more advanced preparation, the recipe variations, hints, and tips will help you to prepare "your own notable meal."
Reviewed by Cindy Sanchez
The collaborative effort of the Junior League of Nashville, Notably Nashville: A Medley of Tastes and Traditions is a compendium of superbly presented recipes, cooking tips, recipe histories, and a collage of the people, places and events that have justifiably proclaimed this Tennessee city as the "Athens of the South". From Black-Eyed Pea Dip; Beer Batter Bread; Marinated Strawberry Chicken Salad; and Spaghetti Squash with Tomatoes and Basil; to Pork Tenderloin with Sautéed Peppers; Wild Duck Gumbo; Grilled Brown Sugar Salmon; Creamy Chicken Enchiladas; and Chocolate Fondue, Notably Nashville is wonderfully illustrated, "kitchen cook friendly," and enthusiastically recommended!
The Junior League of Nashville's new cooking, Notably Nashville, won the 2003 Sales and Marketing Award from Favorite Recipes Press (FRP). The award is based on sales and publicity results, along with the creativity, originality and aggressiveness of the League's marketing campaign. "We know we have a great product and our goal in the first year was to make Notably Nashville as visible in the local and regional area as possible. We are grateful for the overwhelming response we've received to this book and appreciate the recognition and ongoing support from FRP." The 272-page cookbook features 260 triple-tested recipes from League members and full-color photography. www.Nashvillecitypaper.com