Friday, May 31, 2013

Kitchen Stories from the Iron Lake Fishing Club Book Review

Recipes from the Old Shoebox and ... Kitchen Stories from the Iron Lake Fishing Club Book Review.

"There's nothing quite so sad as an empty skillet." ~Bob's Grandpa
That's the way this book begins as Bob's grandpa arrives in the kitchen from a good night's rest and takes notice that although the coffee is brewed, the skillet is cold and empty. Didn't take long from there for the other fellas to catch on and get the bacon and eggs going and it is a telling introduction for all the goings on in the kitchen and at "The Camp."

Update! Congratulations to Barbara H. (Anonymous) who said...

"Shout out from the south! I would love this cookbook, as it might inspire my"geezer" to get into the kitchen. Sounds like it would have simple recipes to go along with the funny stories." ~Barbara H

and
Visje who said...
"I love cookbooks and I am a Yooper!!! So I am the real north call!!!"

Please contact me at mary@deepsouthdish.com to claim your books before midnight on Friday, June 7th, 2013. Include you name and mailing address and also, Keith will be happy to personalize them if you like, so just be sure to let me know the name you would like them signed to! Congratulations and I hope that you enjoy this fine book!
Part storybook, part cookbook, Kitchen Stories from the Iron Lake Fishing Club, by Keith A. Davis, is a collection of tales and recipes from a group of men who find their way, like many do, to a camp nestled on the quiet end of a spring-fed lake in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. There's fishing, camaraderie, and the things that guys do when there ain't no women folk around, along with some eating and cooking, both by and for the "geezers and geezers-in-training," as Davis affectionately calls the group.


Keith Davis is one of our family members at the Deep South Dish and Best Southern Recipes Facebook pages. Mostly a quiet lurker, he one day wrote to me and asked if he could share a copy of Kitchen Stories with me. I had a few other projects backed up ahead of him so I've only recently been able to sit down with his book and what a treasure it is.

Davis was born in Wisconsin and lived and worked up there, then New York State, Ohio, Indiana and finally the woods of Michigan's Upper Peninsula, before he and his wife moved to Southeast Louisiana in 2004. What started out as letters and random emails to friends to keep up with news from around the lake, soon became a monthly serial in a local magazine and the first book in the series, The Iron Lake Fishing Club. A book made up of camp recipes and stories was the natural follow-up in this second book, Kitchen Stories from the Iron Lake Fishing Club.

While winter snow and boiled potatoes for dinner seemed normal in those places Davis came from, it didn't take long before he learned to appreciate the sunny warmth of the Deep South, as well as fresh shrimp, local peaches and our lovely bread pudding, doused with plenty of bourbon sauce - of course.

A fun and funny read, I knew as soon as I sat down to thumb through his book, I was gonna need more time. There's nothing fancy about this collection of essays and recipes. There are no pictures. The recipes aren't in any particular order, other than "the way Ernie pulled them out of the shoebox." There's no table of contents. There isn't even an index. It's actually more like a storybook, with recipes tossed in and often recipes that intertwine with a tale.

In Kitchen Stories, you'll find these quips and some good food, like this:

Crusty Chicken Pot Pie
"Some of the best food is served the second time around as leftovers."

Say Your Prayers Bacon Log
"When I made this for the Rendezvous in Louisiana, the guys promised not to have fist fights for the last slice. I hope it works out that well for you too."

Beer Biscuits
"When we don't have drinking water to use in the cooking, beer works for lots of things."

Floating Fudge Cake
"If you think kids run on sweets then you haven't been to camp with a bunch of geezers, just in off the ice."

Deep Fried Olives
"Everybody knows that healthy eating includes green vegetables. Deep fried green olives must be healthy then."

Yooper Camp Fire Casserole
"Couple of the guys went green when Dana told us what the name of the dish was, and started mentally ticking off who was missing. Yooper he explained, as in made by and for Yoopers, not with Yoopers." A Yooper is a name used for folks from the Upper Peninsula (U.P.) of Michigan.

Beef Brisket
"You can't find a good brisket in the grocery stores in the far north. One more reason for moving south."

Gershom's Multi-Meat Gumbo
"From a guy who used to think grilled cheese sandwiches were a fancy dinner."

Dutch Oven Chicken
"The easiest, absolutely best, river-camp dinner you can have and you'll be a hero, even if you spill somebody's tackle box in the boat."

Gooey Biscuits (Monkey Bread)
"Up North we use Pillsbury refrigerated buttermilk biscuits. Down South they use 'wham-biscuits.' Same thing, just a different name."

Sunday Night Pancake Pie
"We try not to waste much of anything at camp except time."

Paul's Breakfast Ring
"The recipe calls for nuts and Lord knows we have an abundance of them here."

... and there quite a few more. Ernie says, these are “things that a man can cook with what’s in the cupboard and put a hot meal on the table when it’s too dark to fish.”
In the North they chill their beer in the lake and in Louisiana you can fry a Grilled Cheese Sandwich on the hood of your truck.
Keith says his book was "written for fun, for people who might cook with mud on their boots and a beer on the countertop. Fishermen, and in fact most folks, from the far, far North and the deep, Deep South have a lot in common ... like sense of fair play, a love of the outdoors and most importantly, a fine sense of humor, which is the pivot point around which we must rotate to keep everything else balanced."

So, pull up a chair and sit a spell, join 'The Club,' grab a copy of Kitchen Stories from the Iron Lake Fishing Club (click here to purchase one online from Amazon) and browse through the pages of this lighthearted look at life. I promise you will smile and probably laugh out loud, and truly, in this world today, who doesn't need that? Plus you'll find some down to earth food to enjoy at your own "camp" wherever that may be. Be sure to go like 'The Club' on Facebook too and tell them Mary from Deep South Dish sent ya!

Oh, and by the way, Keith is also a luthier. That's a violin maker to you and me. Just in case you should ever have a need, give him a call.


To honor this North meets South, Keith has generously offered to host a giveaway of two books - one for The North and one for The South. To enter for a chance to win one, you must lay claim to either one or the other!




The author has agreed to provide TWO additional copies of Kitchen Stories from the Iron Lake Fishing Club for me to give to TWO lucky Deep South Dish reader - completely free!


To enter, leave a comment on this post (--Please comment only once!--), tell me why you'd love this book and then shout out either "The North" or "The South" along with your comment! This isn't meant to be divisive - I just happen to know that some of you live in one or the other area of the country, but your heart really lives in the other.

If you post anonymously, please leave a first name and last initial to identify yourself. This giveaway closes on Monday, June 3rd, 2013 at midnight CST. Two winners will be selected at random from the comments - one from The North and one from The South - and both names will be announced as soon as possible after the close of the giveaway here on the site at this post. Winners will have 48 hours to respond to claim the books. Giveaway open to U.S. residents only please.

Thanks for reading and good luck!

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Disclosure: I received one complimentary copy of Kitchen Stories from the Iron Lake Fishing Club, to review and two to offer as a giveaway.

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109 comments:

  1. I love cookbooks and I love southern cooking (I don't understand why I was born in the west). You can't have enough southern cooking cookbooks. Shouting out The South

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  2. I live in the west but love southern cooking. Read you blog daily, I would love to get one of the books from the south..from mary jane s. at momanddad00@clear.net! I love your musings on everything but especially love the recipes! ciao ms !

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  3. Born in the south,raised in the south and lives in the south and I love to cook and for this reason I would love the book !!!! SOUTH !!!!

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  4. I collect cookbooks and your sounds very interesting. Gonna look at your site. I'm a southern girl!!!

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  5. the south! i love to cook, and as you know, love tring new stuff. the stories im sure would be worth it. brian poole

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  6. IN THE SOUTH...GREW UP IN SO.CALIF.NOW LIVE IN SO.OK.
    LLOOKS TO BE BOTH ENTERTAINING AND IMFORMATIVE WITH GOOD RECIPES AND HUMOR...BEST READ THERE IS !
    DEBBIE W

    djwcatlady@yahoo.com

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  7. Hey, Mary! THE SOUTH!! How fun! This book looks like a perfect Father's Day gift for my hubby who loves to cook! Thanks for the shot! :* Bobbie T.

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  8. I'm a chef in progress. One of the best things that happened to me was when a friend turned me on to your website. AWESOME!!!! My go to for just about every meal. I'm also a collector for cook books but my favorite ones are the ones with stories. Call me crazy but I love to read cookbooks. I'm a southern girl. Carolyn D

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  9. Born & raised a SOUTHERN GIRL! I really love to cook & I love to read stories with wit & humor. I grew up camping so just hearing about fishing & camping brings back so many fond memories <3 I would LOVE to add this cookbook/storybook to my collection :) THANK YOU & HAPPY COOKING!

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  10. I was raised on small lake in Michigan and enjoyed fishing both in summer and in winter along side my father. Then I moved south and learned the southern way to make sweet tea and biscuits !! If I have to shout out....although I love the south, it would have to be for the NORTH !!
    Melinda McClain

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  11. Lol because hubby always says those words when there is nothing happening in the kitchen:'There is nothing quite so sad as an empty kitchen.' (SOUTH)

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  12. My hubster is from Michigan, have to say North.

    thanks,
    glyndia@gmail.com

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  13. NORTH. I love old receipes. I find them not only yummy but some are just plain facinating to me.
    Stefanie B.

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  14. South and proud of it. I love to read cookbooks especially the ones that have stories that go along with the recipe

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  15. I just love the recipes that I have seen posted. It would be wonderful to win one of the cookbooks. Keep sharing recipes through Facebook. They are easy ingredients and directions. Love it.
    pat b.

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  16. I love the sound of the recipes with which you've tempted us. I live in Illinois, although southern Illinois. We're technically northern, but I think most of us are more southern in our food.

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  17. Darn, I'm from too Far North (Canada) and I see we are not eligible for the contest.

    Sure sounds like a great read and probably has some great recipes as well.

    Hope the winners enjoy your prize.

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  18. I just found your site today. We are a military family that has been stationed in the south. It's my first time living in the south, so I'm learning about what being southern means, including learning to cook southern food. My husband is retiring from the military in a year, and we are planning to stay here, so my shout out would be for the South.

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  19. Roxanne M. I would love to have a cook book with North and South recipes in it! Especially one that has stories also. I have a couple that have stories in them from years back and i love it! I was raised on stories, being from the South, from the elder relatives. I would really love to win this cook book! Thank you! Shout out from the SOUTH!!

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    1. Yes, the stories we cherish are the fibers in the family tree. As the years and our loved ones pass on the stories we have shared keep us all together. And, laughter is the best flavoring! Keith

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  20. I adore reading, and books that make me laugh are even better! I am from the SOUTH!!!!!!!

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  21. This sounds like a great, fun book. I collect cookbooks and read them like novels.
    THE SOUTH!!!

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  22. I enjoy reading a cookbook almost as much as trying the new recipes. Cooking is a way of connecting with our history as people and the stories make it even more inviting a book.

    Steve V.

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  23. Shout out from the south! I would love this cookbook, as it might inspire my"geezer" to get into the kitchen. Sounds like it would have simple recipes to go along with the funny stories. Barbara H

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  24. Born and raised in Kentucky with a great love cooking, I would love to add this book to my collection.Living on Kentucky lake I really understand the importance of old geezers at fishing camp.Long live the South....

    Stephen O'Bryan

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  25. I was born in the South, am southern from my toes to the top of my head. Love to read rec, cook and share and eat. j mouse13

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  26. Great cookbook written by my friend Keith and I'm honored to have a recipe in his book. The ice has finally left the North so its time to cook up some Yooper Casserole Eh.

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    1. Only a real Yooper finishes sentences with " Eh " , and figures that everyone else knows what it means. Had a great time writing this book and sharing some great camp food. Thanks again. Keith

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  27. Love cookbooks and love to read them, appreciate a cookbook with stories to go along with the recipes.
    A Southern Girl in the South that loves food...

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  28. It doesn't get any more Southern than this ... SOUTH Alabama! Nothing better than reading a cookbook filled with genuine stories about people enjoying themselves with some good food.

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  29. Kitchen Stories is everything Mary said it is. It is a wonderful read. When you go online to order Kitchen Stories go ahead and order the Iron Lake Fishing Club book also. Story telling is just one of Keith's many talents. You will enjoy the book
    Bob W.

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  30. A big shout out from the South. This is the best kind of cookbook. I write notes and have even had friends make some notes in my cookbooks. It is fun to open a book after a while and read about a fun dinner party.

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  31. I love to read cookbooks and when there are tidbits in amongst the recipes, even better! My favorite kind of book! Right now I'm technically "central", but someday I'd love to hail from the NORTH!
    SHAWNA C.

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  32. I grew up in thesouth, but my dad was from Michigan and when we would visit we would go up to the family fish camp, traveling by dark and by foot and row boat to arrive at a string of cabins strung out into the . lake. When it came time to . fish, it was often done through a hole in the floor. And the food was . a hodge podge of delightful dishes prepared by relatives we seldom saw but enjoyed sharing good times with. . I am shouting out from the south, but part of my heart is still in the north. Lynne Christian McEver

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  33. My Husband having been raised on Polish and German foods , just loves Southern cooking and Southern words and stories of wit. A shout to the North because our home is there.

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  34. From the North!
    Hi there,
    I am a newbie to this site and absolutely fell in love with every aspect of it! My Mom was originally from West Virginia and loved to cook some of the best southern dishes ever! Some of them I still cook today and when I saw your site and the post about the fishing club book I had to write. I am a northerner from the Philly area with a southern heart for sure! Thanks for a great blog! Lisa Xavier, Aldan, PA

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  35. I live in California but I'm a country girl at heart. I love southern cooking, and my family eats it all up. The book sounds wonderful.
    Amber Jones

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  36. SOUTH...I love a cookbook with stories. Sounds like this one is full of fun! Thanks for the opportunity to win this cookbook. ROBIN

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  37. I have been cooking for a long, long time. I love to use my grandmother's old recipes because it reminds me of her. There is one thing for sure: I have never heard anyone say "I am dying for some good ole Northern food!" I am Southern born and raised and proud of it! I love your website Mary. I have used many of your recipes. Go South!

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    1. I'm loving all the comments. Many "hit home" and I can tell they are from the heart. Yours is truly one of the best!

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  38. I was raised in the North, but because of my daddy's roots in South Carolina I am a genetic Southerner. My shout out has to go where my heart is: The South. I love all things Southern: the way of life, the accents and the food. Would love this cookbook in story form!

    Ed M

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  39. I would LOVE to have this book because it would be right up my family's alley!! This is our kinda food right here!! :)

    THE SOUTH!!

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  40. I love cookbooks and collect them. In fact, I have more cookbooks than shelf space. Such a generous and wonderful giveaway. I am a southern girl so I say....SOUTH.
    Linda

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  41. The food looks exactly like what I like to eat. Born in the North and raised in the south. I can't take sides!

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  42. Looks like a great recipe book, and, a great story book! THE NORTH! Thanks, Bunkie.

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  43. My husband and his brothers and friends go to the OBX for their annual fishing trip in Oct. and this would be so much fun for them as 2 of them cook almost every meal while there, so this would be something new for them with these great sounding recipes.

    Yay for the South!!!!!

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  44. I love cookbooks and stories and this one offers a peak into guys only camp.
    Definately The North
    Love & Hugs,
    Pam

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  45. I am from the South and this is my kinda cookbook, would love it I know!!

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  46. I from the North, West Cheter, PA. I love cookbooks, read them cover to cover. I find their stories heart warming and make me think of a loving family. Just can't get enough.
    Heather S.

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  47. I live in MN, and love the northern lakes, fishing and the beauty of the woods. The North

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  48. SOUTH and proud of it. I would thoroughly enjoy this book. I appreciate folks from the north who move down here and really appreciate their new culture.
    Sent by Cheryl

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    1. Miss Cheryl, up north they say, "So soon old, so late smart". In my case it took 53-years to get smart enough to empty the cellar and move to Louisiana, thus proving that old saying. i do miss having a cellar, though. Keith

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  49. I was born in the south, lived my entire life in the south. I love anything southern, cooking, reading, learning, etc. Would love this book!!! Shouts to the South!!

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  50. This sounds like a great book - I like cookbooks that tell stories so know I would love this one. I'm truly a gal from the South!

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  51. The SOUTH! This is my kinda book! I have been collecting recipes in shoe boxes and any other boxes for over 53 years, myself. Just last summer I culled the best (took me ALL SUMMER) and put them into plastic sleeves in huge 3 ring notebooks. I have notes written on some and its really a history/diary of sorts with memories such as I look forward to reading in these books! Thanks for the chance to win! and for bringing good reads like this to our attention! Deborah

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    1. Miss Deborah, you are a step ahead of Ernie. He never got past the shoe-box stage. Keith

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  52. The SOUTH and proud of it! I also collect cookbooks and love reading them like a novel! I have boxes and 3-ring binders full of recipes, but my favorite is the book-type calendar that has hand written recipes by my grandmother! Have loved your blog and look forward to my FB posts everyday! Everything I have made has been wonderful and I don't think I tell you that nearly enough! Thank you for your hard work! Diane

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  53. I love cookbooks that tell stories. One of my favorites from the south is "Tell Me More," about the Cajun people and their recipes. I am giving a shoutout for the South, as I am from Southern California!

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  54. Cindy Lou

    YAHHH South.

    Would enjoy reading the stories and quips.

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  55. I like to read cookbooks. South

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  56. American by birth ...
    Southern by the grace of God !!

    As a certified "geezer" myself, this cookbook is right up my alley ... and I, too, collect cookbooks!

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  57. THE SOUTH!!!

    Leia

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  58. I love books and cookbooks. Does being in Southern CA count as the south!? lol. I love to read about different places that I have never been to!

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  59. I've lived in the South and I've lived in the North, and they both eat well! I just spent some time in MI, so I call NORTH!! I love your blog, great recipes and great storytelling there too!

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    1. MIss Laurie, yes indeed, Miss Mary does a wonderful job of building each of her recipes into a story. It is easy to feel like we all know her. I doubt if there are fishing rods and muddy boots in her kitchen, something quit common at the Iron Lake Fishing Club. Keith

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  60. love cooking and feeding the crowd. Would love the have the fishing /Iron lake cookbook. A good cookbook is better than any novel, and this one looks like it will be both. Love and live, South, southern born and lived all my life here.

    Thyra G

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  61. I live in Southern CA, was born and raised in the Northeast, but lived in the South for 3 years. I loved it! Still love and read everything about the South that I can especially cooking and cook books! Shout out to the South especially those states along the gulf! Barbara F

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  62. Love camp cookin'. I'm from the west but north of the Mason-Dixon line. So....

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  63. The North!
    Theres nothing better in a cookbook than stories and quips to make it a prized posession

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  64. Born & raised in the South, I appreciate the recipes of southern cooks---best in the world!
    I'd love this cookbook---who wouldn't?!!

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  65. Raised in Athens, AL, and love southern cooking. These people look like they could be family, lol. I also collect cookbooks from the South. "THE SOUTH"

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  66. Northerner with a powerful love of Southern foods. THE SOUTH......of any country! <3

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  67. I love cookbooks almost as much as I love being a Southern girl so I'm sure I would love this cookbook. Thank you for introducing me to it. [[[ The South, ]]]

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  68. I was raised on Southern cooking and never can get enough. Even though I live up North, my heart and stomach are the South!

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  69. This book is just the kind of homey read I like.
    I would fit into the North category. Judy L. M.

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  70. Bonnie B
    This light-hearted, home-spun cookbook would be great for the many "cooks" that contribute to the meals at the deer lease. It would also make a great present for our friend in Michigan that always gets teased about his cooking abilities on the men's fishing trips. I live in THE SOUTH!!!!!

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  71. My. Kinda book. For the South.


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  72. I love cookbooks and I am a Yooper!!! So I am the real north call!!!

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    1. Wow! Another yooper! We have probably met at some point over the years, since there really are not all that many of us. Keith

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  73. Sounds like an interesting read & I collect cookbooks so I'd love to have it. My shout out "THE SOUTH"!!!!

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  74. I love cookbooks that tell stories, family histories and have quotes from the folks the writers knew best. Y'all remember that book called White Trash Cooking, I love books like that it's so dear to me. I was born and raised in Massachusetts living in GA now but my family both sides are all from the south Yemassee, SC to Green Cove Springs, FL and Louisville, KY and all parts in between. I got sweet tea in my veins so I gotta shout "THE SOUTH"

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  75. I live in the SOUTH, and have for 66 years. I love cookbooks that keep our good and traditional recipes alive. I have continued to pass down to my children and grandchildren recipes that have been in our family for generations. Thank you!
    Carolyn Galbraith

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  76. The SOUTH!!! But I love to read recipes from Yankees! Deb R

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  77. Leslie S.:
    I grew up in Michigan in a fishing/camping family, but I've lived in the south my whole adult life. I have to admit to being a little homesick. This book sounds like it was written for me. In my heart, I am still a Michigander: THE NORTH
    leslieannstevenson@yahoo.com

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  78. The North! Even though I have some Dixie roots on both sides of my family and am a county away, in Pennsylvania, from being from the South. As for the cook book, I love to read them as books anyway, so this seems like a perfect combo!

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  79. I am a cookbook addict!!! I collect cookbooks from wherever I go or can order from. I absolutely love to cook food from different places. Thank you for this giveaway! THE SOUTH!!!

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  80. I live close to the U.P., but Yoopers call us downstate ppl "trolls", because we live "under the bridge!"

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  81. Sister Kaite who is a working musician Geezer herself, living on a sailboat in the SOUTH as far as you can get in Florida on the Gulf waters. I can even make lasagna on this boat and Kaite's Apple Dumpling for breakfast in my one square foot galley ( kitchen, to non-sailors)...I was on the road for years as a musician and had to learn to cook all over again when I settled here in Goodland on Marco Island...(Goodland is the side of Marco Island that did not incorporate with Marco so we do not have all their stupid rules)...Me and my old geezer would love to have the cookbook from the SOUTH!! We thank you for the chance to receive it for free.

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  82. I love Southern cooking. Wish I had paid more attention to my mother's cooking with I was growing up. "The South"

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    1. As they say up north, " So soon old, so late smart " heh heh heh We are all in the same boat. Keith

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  83. I live in the north, but my heart belongs to the south! Love cookbooks and am always looking for something new.

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  84. Oh! I want the south!!

    lag110 at mchsi dot com

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  85. I love love love cookbooks and stories from old men lol and "geezers in training". I am from THE SOUTH but am always interested in how people in the other parts of the country do their cooking, too!
    Debbie Rhoades

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  86. I want to post this before it all disappears. THANK YOU to all of you folks posting comments on this review. If I was a rich man i'd send you all copies, but alas, that is not to be. I had a blast writing this book, and it's predecessor , THE IRON LAKE FISHING CLUB. It gave me a chance to share some stories, and to eat a lot of great food. The far north is truly God's Country, but so is the deep south....as are the plains states, and the original 13-Colonies, and everywhere else. We are all in this together, so let's have a few laughs at the human condition and put our feet under the table together! Thanks again for all your comments! Humbly, Keith Davis

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    1. I ate a heap a Keith's cast iron cooked food.....all tasty. The best way iz ta eat, then sit back 'n listen ta him play the bagpipes az the sun sets. He kin make a custom holster, violin, mandolin, pirogue, bow 'er a pineapple bottom upwards cake.....'n a heap a other stuff.

      If they got any more Yoopers like him, we'll take all ya'll kin spare. He iz near bout az good az Po Campo.

      b

      Democracy is when the indigent, and not the men of property, are the rulers.  Aristotle




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  87. I would love to have this book not only for the recipes but the stories would be wonderful to read!!
    I have lived in the South all my life. South!!!

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  88. North!!! Only because I've never been there! My Mama & Aunt Lottie May can out-cook you geezers!

    I dare you to try!!!

    Aimee

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    1. Miss Aimee......but, can your Mama and Aunt Lottie May chip a hole in three feet of lake ice, clean and filet a northern pike and spit a half a cord of firewood before breakfast when it's 27-below zero? that is the question. :-) keith

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  89. Shout out for the South! I fish and hunt a lot myself and am always " volunteered" to be the camp cook. Thanks a bunch.

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  90. I love good ole' Southern cooking. It always reminds me of my grandmothers and all of those FABULOUS Sunday dinners we used to enjoy. I would love this book for the reminiscing as well as the recipees. Go South!!!

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  91. I LOVE southern cookbooks! Go South!
    KMoore

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  92. What a fun book this sounds like to read. My husband is a big hunter and this sounds like some of the adventures they have at hunting camp. Go South!

    Sherri K.
    reeree821@aol.com

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  93. I'm a old school girl from the 'South' and this book would be perfect!!!

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  94. I was born and raised in the South! I love the southern food, but sometimes it's good to try cooking from someone from the North, even if they southernize it. The South
    Teresa S.

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  95. Like Keith I grew up in the north . . . the pacific north-west to be exact . . . but my heart lives in the south! You can't beat southern food and our hospitality . . . I have found that the difference in northern and southern cooking is usually the technique to get to the same end . . . great comfort food!

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  96. Giveaway is closed! Please stop back by in a few days for the announcement of the two winners! Good Luck!!

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