A Taste of Home Town: The People, The Places and The Food of Laurel and Jones County, Mississippi


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Welcome to our "Home Town" — Laurel, Mississippi. Ben and Erin Napier have shined a spotlight on this community through their hit TV show “Home Town,” aired on HGTV. The show gives viewers a glimpse into what makes this city the jewel of the great South Mississippi Pine Forests, but now you can delve deeper into the magic of our “Home Town” in these pages. “A Taste of Home Town” will take readers on a cultural, pictorial and culinary journey through everything that makes Laurel and Jones County the national star it has become. FEATURES: Collectible hardcover book with dust jacket featuring 250 pages of local recipes, images, and personal stories. Recipes include submissions from Ben and Erin Napier, Parker Posey, Lance Bass, Leontyne Price, Mary Elizabeth Ellis, Tom Lester, Charlie Mars, Tess Holliday, honorary resident Matthew McConaughey and more than 75 other nationally and locally famous Laurelites. “If you love a good cookbook, you’ll devour this one. As you are about to see in the deliciousness of the following pages, Laurel cooks. It cooks up a storm here in the cradle of civilization. It’s not ridiculous to say that you might have to loosen your belt simply by reading “A Taste of Home Town.” Always remember that it’s the unblessed food that makes you fat. In Laurel, we know that good food isn’t just for bodily nourishment. It’s also for making memories, feeding creativity, drawing families close, sweetening friendships and flavoring this thing called life.” — Karen Clark Rasberry, excerpt from foreword