Recipes from Her Tennessee Home

May 9, 2016

12#IMG_5454This 1985 spiralbound cookbook is like no book I’ve ever encountered.

Written by Phila Hach, was was a flight attendant in the early years of Pan Am, back when flying was both elegant and exotic.  Despite traveling the world, the author longed for the graceful sweeping hills of the Smokies, the friendliness of the high country, the excitement of the Grand Ole Opry.  And she missed Tennessee food. Phila proudly offers up a tour of  dishes from famous Tennesseeans. But for me, the high point of the book are Phila’s unusual recipes. Butter Wine Pie!


And this unusual number:


And last, another perspective on the famously curious beaten biscuit. This time no axe required.


IMG_5449And here’s Phila herself: IMG_5450

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