Rick Bragg Presents The Best Cook in the World

Rick Bragg Presents The Best Cook in the World

Sunday, May 13, 2018 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Carrollton Center for the Arts
251 Alabama Street
Carrollton, GA 30117

Rick Bragg Presents The Best Cook in the World
Carrollton Center for the Arts
Sunday, May 13th at 2pm

Underground Books is pleased to present Rick Bragg for a special Mother's Day presentation of his upcoming book The Best Cook in the World: Tales from My Momma's Table. Join us at the Carrollton Center for the Arts the afternoon of Sunday May 13th at 2pm. Bragg will speak on the main stage, share stories from the new book, and be available to sign copies in the lobby after his talk.

**Please note:**
This is a ticketed event. Tickets are $15, which can be picked up at Underground Books or at will call at the event. The entire price of your ticket can be applied toward your purchase of the book. Present your ticket and get the book, regularly priced at $28.95, for $13.95. Please pick up your tickets and your copy of The Best Cook in the World at Underground Books on the book's release date, April 24th, or pick up your tickets at will call at the event on May 13th.

Purchase tickets here!


Margaret Bragg does not own a single cookbook. She measures in “dabs” and “smidgens” and “tads” and “you know, hon, just some.” She cannot be pinned down on how long to bake corn bread (“about 15 to 20 minutes, depending on the mysteries of your oven”). Her notion of farm-to-table is a flatbed truck. But she can tell you the secrets to perfect mashed potatoes, corn pudding, redeye gravy, pinto beans and hambone, stewed cabbage, short ribs, chicken and dressing, biscuits and butter rolls. Many of her recipes, recorded here for the first time, pre-date the Civil War, handed down skillet by skillet, from one generation of Braggs to the next. In The Best Cook in the World, Rick Bragg finally preserves his heritage by telling the stories that framed his mother’s cooking and education, from childhood into old age. Because good food always has a good story, and a recipe, writes Bragg, is a story like anything else.

From the beloved, best-selling author of All Over but the Shoutin’, a delectable, rollicking food memoir, cookbook, and loving tribute to a region, a vanishing history, a family, and, especially, to his mother. Including seventy-four mouthwatering Bragg family recipes for classic southern dishes passed down through generations.