for RISE AND SHINE!
With seven generations of Georgia heritage to draw upon, Johnathon Scott Barrett has mastered the Southern food memoir in Rise and Shine! The reader can’t help but become charmed with his love of food, family, and friends—all of which are showcased in each and every chapter. It is both a delightful read and a scrumptious cookbook.
—Nathalie Dupree, James Beard winning cookbook author and television host
Being drawn into the vivid stories told in Barrett’s new memoir is a foregone conclusion—the cadence, rituals and even the fragrances of Georgia come to life in these pages—but it’s the recipes that will bind you, stitch you into his world with the effectiveness of the best cookbooks. Rise and Shine! is a joy to read, and it’s truly a rare thrill to cook alongside Mama and JB.
—Matt Lee and Ted Lee, authors of The Lee Bros. Charleston Kitchen
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Hello, and thanks for coming by to visit. My Georgia roots run deep, and like any son of the South, I thoroughly enjoy good company, delicious food, fine libations, and engaging conversation. These hallmarks of good living are all found in my food memoir Rise and Shine! as well as in my latest book,
Cook & Tell. While the memoir is an engaging ‘chat-on-the-porch’ history of my family’s ties to farm-to-table food,
Cook & Tell! introduces readers to good cooks and chefs from across Dixie. Both books are culinary journeys, showcasing along the way the South’s world-renowned cuisine and our incredible propensity for the descriptive narrative.
I hope that, after you have met all the charming souls who populate my books, and have read about the special times we’ve shared together on a porch swing or at the dining table, you’ll look back on your own life and realize, as I do, that food does indeed equate to love.
Thanks for your company here, and I wish each of you the very best of joys in cooking, family, and friendship.
With sincerest of regards, I am
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for COOK & TELL
Chef, raconteur, and old-school bon vivant Johnathon Barrett celebrates the most glorious aspects of Southern life in his new book, Cook & Tell. Alongside poignant, hilarious tales of his own family table are guest authors with pet recipes, both heirloom and newbie; city and farm-fresh. The effect is like sitting on the porch of an old hotel and getting into a cornbread discussion that widens to a smoked mullet, pork belly, best-iced-tea debate, won not only on the merit of the recipe but the quality of the story-telling.
--Janis Owens, author of American Ghost and The Cracker Kitchen
I'll bet you a hot ham biscuit with redeye gravy that Johnathon Barrett’s fabulous collection of tales and tables will soon be joining your shelf of well-worn favorites!
--Cassandra King, author of The Sunday Wife