Whiskey in A Teacup

Whiskey in A Teacup

What Growing up in the South Taught Me About Life, Love, and Baking Biscuits

Book - 2018 | First Touchstone hardcover edition
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Academy Award-winning actress, producer, and entrepreneur Reese Witherspoon invites you into her world, where she infuses the southern style, parties, and traditions she loves with contemporary flair and charm. Reese Witherspoon's grandmother Dorothea always said that a combination of beauty and strength made southern women "whiskey in a teacup." We may be delicate and ornamental on the outside, she said, but inside we're strong and fiery. Reese's southern heritage informs her whole life, and she loves sharing the joys of southern living with practically everyone she meets. She takes the South wherever she goes with bluegrass, big holiday parties, and plenty of Dorothea's fried chicken. It's reflected in how she entertains, decorates her home, and makes holidays special for her kids--not to mention how she talks, dances, and does her hair (in these pages, you will learn Reese's fail-proof, only slightly insane hot-roller technique). Reese loves sharing Dorothea's most delicious recipes as well as her favorite southern traditions, from midnight barn parties to backyard bridal showers, magical Christmas mornings to rollicking honky-tonks. It's easy to bring a little bit of Reese's world into your home, no matter where you live. After all, there's a southern side to every place in the world, right?-- Amazon.
Contents: Introduction: Whiskey in a teacup
The magic of sweet tea
Wicker & wallpaper
Hot rollers, red lipstick & Steel Magnolias
The subtle art of dinner parties
If it's not moving, monogram it
Bluegrass forever
the family table
Dolly Parton, Southern icon
My grandfather;s garden
Making special occasions special
Catching frogs & selling lemonade
Road trip!
The perfect book club
My did-do language & notes on Southern conversation
Why Southern ladies love holidays
the beauty of female friendships
Epilogue: The new South
Publisher: New York : Touchstone, 2018
Edition: First Touchstone hardcover edition
Branch Call Number: 642.4 W
Characteristics: 303 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
ISBN: 9781501166273


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