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Good Lookin’ Cookin’: A Year of Meals

Written by

Dolly Parton, Rachel Parton George


19 September 2024

Good Lookin' Cookin' with Dolly Parton and Rachel Parton George

Who are the authors? Dolly Parton barely needs an introduction. The most honoured and revered female singer-songwriter of all time, Dolly has garnered 11 Grammy Awards, had 26 songs top the Billboard country charts, and been inducted into the coveted Country Music Hall of Fame and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Her previous books include the fashion retrospective Behind the Seams: My Life in Rhinestones and Run Rose Run, the thriller she co-authored with James Patterson, both of which are New York Times bestsellers.

Dolly’s sister Rachel Parton George is a star in her family’s kitchens. The youngest of 12 children, she followed her siblings onto the music scene and starred in the TV show 9 to 5 before retiring from her performing life to raise her family. Rachel carries out an executive role in Dolly’s team, in addition to being an avid cook and self-confessed collector of recipes and cookbooks.

What’s it about? In Good Lookin’ Cookin’, Rachel and Dolly invite you into their lives with a fabulous collection of over 80 recipes that anyone can cook. You’re invited to pull up a chair and sample a true Southern welcome as they take you through a year of meals, friends and fun with their beloved crowd-pleasing recipes and family stories.

The pair share tips for hosting events all year long, including multi-course menus for New Year’s Day, Easter, Mother’s Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and more. You’ll learn what condiment is always on the table at Parton family meals and what special dish Dolly requests every year for her birthday.

As well as delicious recipes (many of them American classics), you’ll find photographs of Dolly and Rachel cooking and hosting, making this a treasured cookbook that will have you feeling like you’re part of the family. With their trademark warmth and sisterly love, Dolly and Rachel remind us that cooking should be fun – and always good lookin’!

Recipes we love: Country Ham and Biscuits, Barbecue Spare Ribs, Family Favourite Meatloaf, Slaw of Many Colours, Mac and Cheese, and Strawberry Shortcake.

Perfect for: Fans of Dolly Parton and classic American cooking, as well as anyone looking for seasonal crowd-pleasing recipes and ideas for entertaining.


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