If you've ever ventured seventy miles south of Nashville to the quaint farming town of Lynchburg, you already kw that it is justifiably famous for two things: Jack Daniel's Old No. 7 and the legendary spread of Southern cooking at Miss Mary Bobo's Boarding House. The recipes in this collection combine two of Tennessee's most celebrated cultural treasures into a guide for home cooks eager to capture the spirit of Lynchburg in their own kitchens. Written by Miss Mary Bobo's own Lynne Tolley and food writer Mindy Merrell, this cookbook distills the essence of Lynchburg life into something tangible you can experience whenever you need it. Join Lynne, Jack Daniel's own great-grandniece, as she shares family secrets, legacies, and heirloom recipes. Get a taste of life in the old Bobo Hotel, and discover how you can treat your own guests with the same trademark hospitality Miss Mary extended at her boarding house. You'll get a crash course in Southern cooking along the way, with a primer on the ingredients and techniques found in any good ol' Lynchburg kitchen. From grits and ham hocks, to iron skillet seasoning and self-rising cornmeal, all the pillars of a country kitchen are covered. So push up your sleeves, pour yourself a tall glass of Lynchburg Lemonade, and get ready to whip up some Moore County favorites.
Lynne Tolley, the great-grandniece of Jack Daniel, is the proprietress of Miss Mary Bobo's Boarding House restaurant in Lynchburg, Tennessee. Lynne travels extensively as a talk show guest, sharing traditional southern recipes. Mindy Merrell is a food writer, columnist, and cookbook author.