Join Books-A-Million in Huntsville, Saturday, April 28 at 2pm for a book signing to celebrate beloved Alabama author Rick Bragg’s newest book: “The Best Cook in the World: Tales from My Momma’s Table”.
Who is Rick Bragg?
Rick Bragg was born in the small city of Piedmont in northeastern Alabama, and grew up in the small community of Possum Trot near Jacksonville. A Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and best-selling author of “All Over but the Shoutin’”, Bragg is best known for his non-fiction tales about his southern Alabama family.
During Bragg’s career, he worked at several newspapers before joining the New York Times in 1994. While there, he covered issues like murders and unrest in Haiti, the Oklahoma City bombing, the Jonesboro, Arkansas killings and the Susan Smith Trial.
Later in his career, Bragg took his love of writing to colleges and newspaper newsrooms. Along with book signings and speaking engagements around the southeast, Rick currently works as a writing professor at the University of Alabama’s Journalism program in its College of Communication and Information Sciences. He also writes the Southern Journal column each month for the acclaimed Southern Living.
Other fan favorites by Rick Bragg include:
- Ava’s Man
- I Am a Soldier, Too: The Jessica Lynch Story
- My Southern Journey: True Stories from the Heart of the South
- Somebody Told me: The Newspaper Stories of Rick Bragg
- The Most They Ever Had
- The Prince of Frogtown
“The Best Cook in the World”
“The Best Cook in the World” leads you through an affectionate, funny and beautifully-written collection of 74 mouthwatering recipes served up courtesy of Rick Bragg’s mother, Margaret Bragg, who “Cooked for people she’d have just as soon poisoned, and for the loves of her life”.
Margaret Bragg never owned a single cookbook, but instead measured in “dabs”, “smidgeons”, “tads” and “you know, hon, just some”.
She also couldn’t be pinned down on how long to bake every true southerner’s favorite side item, cornbread. Her advice: “About 15 to 20 minutes, depending on the mysteries of your oven”.
Though Margaret wasn’t a structured, measuring-cup using cook, Bragg’s book will teach you that her recipes will lead you to make perfect southern classics, like mashed potatoes, corn pudding, redeye gravy, pinto beans, stewed cabbage, short ribs, chicken and dressing, biscuits and butter rolls.
Book signing at Books-A-Million
Now, you can spend some time with Rick Bragg during Books-A-Million’s book signing event. Just purchase your copy of “The Best Cook in the World” at the event and be ushered to the signing line. Here you’ll have the chance to meet Rick Bragg, have your book signed and also have a photo op with the author himself.
The book-signing event will take place at 2pm at the Books-A-Million located at 1001-7 North Memorial Parkway, Ste. 1A, Huntsville, AL 35801.
For more information about the event, contact the Huntsville Books-A-Million at 256.536.1940.