Question: when are sweet tea and grits more than just delectable treats? Answer: when Amy Jo Wood is writing about them. Her collection of nonfiction essays, White Bred: A Prodigal Jaunt to the Suburban South, is an amusing stroll by the comic pitfalls of modern life.
If you grew up in the South in the latter part of the last century, you know exactly what Amy is writing about. If you grew up elsewhere, you’ll enjoy everything you missed. Amy casts good Southern cooking as high, enduring sustenance — as manna for the body and soul.
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