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Day: June 29, 2008

Nancy Smith’s Cook Book Review

We now have two good friends who are pulished writers! Everyone by now should know that Mary Kay Andrews latest book made the New York Times Best seller list (www.marykayandrews.com ) but now another wonderful friend, Nancy Smith who we blogged about earlier this spring, just had her cook book reviewed by the Rome News! We love her cookbook so much, we want to share the review. Congratulations Nancy! You can buy the cookbood here on the island only at SeaSideSisters Coastal Cottage Style Shop !www.seasidesisterstybee.com

From Rome News TribuneSunday, June 29, 2008LOCAL AUTHOR PROFILE – NANCY SMITH 06/29/08Email this story to a friendName of Author: Nancy Smith Name of Book: “Cooking on Tybee Time” About the Book: Nancy Smith has always saved her recipes, typing them out on index cards long before a computer database was used for such things. But when friends started asking for the recipes to some of her delectable dishes, it was time get them all together. “People kept asking so I decided to have them published,” Smith said. The book includes more than 288 recipes Smith has tweaked and modified to give each her special touch. From a refreshing cucumber and onion spread to candied sweet potatoes to her famous pepper jelly, Smith has poured all her years of cooking into one book. But the pages are filled with pictures as well, not of the dishes but of Smith’s paintings and most importantly, her friends. Colorful snapshots of close friends and family can be found throughout the book’s pages. “I decided I didn’t want to take pictures of food,” she said. “These recipes aren’t just words on a page to me. They’re about family gatherings and fun get-togethers and quiet evenings. They’re about people enjoying meals. So I sprinkled in pictures of people enjoying life and enjoying food. It’s more personal that way.” About the author: Smith and her husband, Bill, share their time between Rome and Tybee Island. She has cooked all her life. A Rome native, she prepares her country dishes for her family to enjoy, but nothing makes her happier than having friends come over for dinner. Incidentally, the recipe for Bill’s favorite dish – meatloaf – is on page 68.