The B.T.C. Old-Fashioned Grocery Cookbook: Recipes and Stories from a Southern Revival

The B.T.C. Old-Fashioned Grocery Cookbook: Recipes and Stories from a Southern Revival Review

Locals go to the B.T.C. Old-Fashioned Grocery in Water Valley, Mississippi, for its Skillet Biscuits and Sausage Gravy breakfasts, made-to-order chicken salad and spicy Tex-Mex Pimiento Cheese sandwiches, and daily specials like Shrimp and Grits that are as good as momma made. The B.T.C.’s freezers are stocked with take-home Southern Yellow Squash Casseroles and its counter is piled high with sweets like Peach Fried Pies as well as seasonal produce, local milk, and freshly baked bread.

“Be the Change” has always been the store’s motto, and that’s just what it has done. What started as a place to meet and eat is now so much more, as the grocery has become the heart of a now-bustling country town. The B.T.C. Old-Fashioned Grocery Cookbook shares 120 of the store’s best recipes, giving home cooks everywhere a taste of the food that brought a community together, sparking friendships, reviving traditions, and revitalizing an American Main Street.

Title:The B.T.C. Old-Fashioned Grocery Cookbook: Recipes and Stories from a Southern Revival

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    Some Testimonial About This Book:

  • Mississippi Library Commission

    Don't you just love a cookbook that's more than a cookbook? Most cookbooks just impart recipes, and recipes only, leaving them as bland as a tomato sandwich without any mayonnaise. This cookbook, thou...

  • Cecelia

    The other night my friend Leigh (displaced Texan and a total sweetheart) texted to see what I was up to. She had just flown back to DC from visiting her sister and nephews in Alabama, and she wanted t...

  • Mary Havens

    It's my favorite time of the year: Blind Date with a Book! So when I got a cookbook, I was confused. But this Southern charmer won me over. An inspiring story of a woman's goal to "Be the Change" she ...

  • Celeste Arms

    some cute stories about a small town,lot's of foods I already make but now have in writing to pass on...

  • Sandra Lassiter

    So much more than 'just' a cookbook, "The B.T.C. Old-Fashioned Grocery Cookbook" is filled with stories and history, some that just make you laugh out loud! I love the tidbits at the beginning of the ...

  • Virginia Campbell

    The B.T.C Old-Fashioned Grocery in Water Valley, Mississippi is both meeting place and melting pot for the small Southern community. Owner and operator Alexe Van Beuren, and her chef extraordinaire, D...

  • MrsK Books

    Meeting Alexe and Dixie has been like going home for a short visit. Even though our towns are on opposite sides of our nation, we are related. Alexe's voice keeps you smiling while you browse through ...

  • Pamela

    The B.T.C. is a feast for the southern palate and the savoir-faire soul. Filled with down-home traditional recipes, comfort-foods, and gourmet delights, there’s something for everyone: Caraway Dill ...

  • Dawn

    The B.T.C. Old-Fashioned Grocery Cookbook: Recipes and Stories from a Southern RevivalBy Alexe van Beuren with recipes by Dixie GrimesThis cookbook is a wonderful addition to my collection. The writin...

  • Linda B

    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,...