Cookbook Review: Big Bad Breakfast by: John Currence



From the James Beard Award winner, Top Chef Masters contestant, and acclaimed author comes this fun, festive, and highly caffeinated ode to the joys and rituals of the Southern breakfast, with over 125 recipes inspired by the author’s popular restaurant in Oxford, Mississippi.

John Currence is one of the most celebrated and well-loved chefs in the South. Among his string of highly successful restaurants in Oxford, Mississippi, Big Bad Breakfast holds a special place in diners’ hearts: It is a gathering place where people from all walks come together to share the most important meal of the day, breakfast. Southerners know how to do breakfast right, and Currence has elevated it to an art form: dishes like Banana-Pecan Coffee Cake, Spicy Boudin and Poached Eggs, and Oyster Pot Pie are comforting, soulful, and packed with real Southern flavor. Big Bad Breakfast is full of delicious recipes that will make the day ahead that much better–not to mention stories of the wonderful characters who fill the restaurant every morning, and a meditation on why the Southern breakfast is one of America’s most valuable culinary contributions.

My Review:

John Currence’s resume is impressive and this cookbook is gorgeous.  My family and I LOVE breakfast.  One of our favorite things to do is to have breakfast for dinner and sometimes we need ideas to spice it up.  This is the perfect cookbook to do just that.

Not only does it contain some “basic” dishes like pancakes and french toast but it includes elevated versions of these classics.  I was also excited to see a section on condiments and cocktails.  Delicious!  The photographs that are included in this book add to the anticipation!  I can’t wait for Breakfast!

I give this cookbook 5 crowns.




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