I’ve always been a bit on the fence when it comes to celebrity cookbooks, apart from Chrissy Teigen I haven’t ever bought one I think but I recently found myself buying two. One was Reese Witherspoon’s Whiskey in a teacup and the other one was Kat Kerckhof’s (wife of Belgian soccer player Dries Mertens’) body goals. I had seen Reese’s book pop up on my feed a few times and even though you can’t really call it a cookbook, I do believe it’s a great book to have as it has some great insights into Southern cooking, houses, dinner parties, table settings and so on.
There are some really great recipes in the book, not too complicated but all giving off that real Southern vibe. Like homemade lemonade & iced tea, ribs, baked brie, .. and the book provides a conversion table to metric at the back as well.
Academy award-winning actress, producer and entrepreneur Reese Witherspoon invites you into her world, where she infuses the southern style, parties and traditions she loves with contemporary flair and charm. Reese Witherspoon’s grandmother Dorothea always said that a combination of beauty and strength made southern women ‘whiskey in a teacup’. We may be delicate and ornamental on the outside, she said, but inside we’re strong and fiery. Reese’s southern heritage informs her whole life, and she loves sharing the joys of southern living with practically everyone she meets.
She takes the South wherever she goes with bluegrass, big holiday parties, and plenty of Dorothea’s fried chicken. It’s reflected in how she entertains, decorates her home, and makes holidays special for her kids – not to mention how she talks, dances and does her hair (in these pages, you will learn Reese’s fail-proof, only slightly insane hot-roller technique).
Reese loves sharing Dorothea’s most delicious recipes as well as her favourite southern traditions, from midnight barn parties to backyard bridal showers, magical Christmas mornings to rollicking honky-tonks. It’s easy to bring a little bit of Reese’s world into your home, no matter where you live. After all, there’s a southern side to every place in the world, right?
Hardcover: 304 pages
Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK (18 Sept. 2018)
Product Dimensions: 19.5 x 2.7 x 24.1 cm
You can buy this book on Amazon UK