THE BEST COOK IN THE WORLD: TALES FROM MY MOMMA'S TABLE is Rick Bragg's best book. The James Beard Award winner and Pulitzer Prize winner has combined his iconic Southern storytelling with blue collar foods his family has been preparing for generations. Through more than one hundred and fifty years no one has ever recorded the ingredients needed for these delicious and unique meals - until now. Rick has begged and pleaded with his mother to share and prepare each treat, and the complete recipes are here for the first time. This book will endure as a classic for mothers and grandmothers as their most cherished gift.
THIS COPY was signed by Rick Bragg on the title page at the launch. It is a new, unread first edition opened only for signing. Published in April, 2018 by Alfred A, Knopf, an imprint of Penguin Random House.
RICK BRAGG (pictured below from our Wall of Fame) is our state's most beloved living writer, as well as our best seller. He has won more than fifty awards including the Pulitzer Prize and was in the inaugural class inducted into The Alabama Writers Hall of Fame along with Harper Lee. He is also a dear friend to the store, having written much for us and about us. We are proud to have launched every one of his titles for two decades and participated in hundreds of events with Rick Bragg. Thank you Rick Bragg for signing our books.
THE FIRST VIDEO is Rick Bragg's appearance on August 21, 2007 at the McWane Science Center. He talked about Prince of Frogtown. THE SECOND VIDEO was shot upstairs at our store on November 28, 2017. Rick read from The Best Cook in the World, and answered audience questions.