Blue Bicycle Books, Charleston, SC

Author Luncheon with Rick Bragg, The Best Cook in the World, Mon., June 25, 12 pm

Join us Mon., June 25, 12 pm for lunch at Halls Signature Events (5 Faber St.), as Rick Bragg discusses and signs his new book The Best Cook in the World (Deckle Edge, hb., 512 pp., $29). Tickets are $62 for the three-course luncheon and a signed copy of the book.

Get tickets here.

About the book: Margaret Bragg does not own a single cookbook. She measures in “dabs” and “smidgens” and “tads” and “you know, hon, just some.” But she can tell you the secrets to perfect mashed potatoes, corn pudding, redeye gravy, pinto beans and hambone, stewed cabbage, short ribs, chicken and dressing, biscuits and butter rolls. Many of her recipes, recorded here for the first time, pre-date the Civil War, handed down skillet by skillet, from one generation of Braggs to the next. In The Best Cook in the World, Rick Bragg finally preserves his heritage by telling the stories that framed his mother’s cooking and education, from childhood into old age. Because good food always has a good story, and a recipe, writes Bragg, is a story like anything else.

About the author: Rick Bragg is the author of seven books, including the best-selling All Over but the Shoutin’ and Ava’s Man. He is also a regular contributor to Garden & Gun magazine. He lives in Alabama.

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