WHISKEY IN A TEACUP: What Growing Up in the South Taught Me About Life, Love, and Baking Biscuits by Reese WitherspoonWHISKEY IN A TEACUP: What Growing Up in the South Taught Me About Life, Love, and Baking Biscuits by Reese Witherspoon

WHISKEY IN A TEACUP: What Growing Up in the South Taught Me About Life, Love, and Baking Biscuits

byReese Witherspoon

Hardcover | September 18, 2018

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Academy Award–winning actress, producer, and entrepreneur Reese Witherspoon invites you into her world, where she infuses the southern style, parties, and traditions she loves with contemporary flair and charm.

Reese Witherspoon’s grandmother Dorothea always said that a combination of beauty and strength made southern women “whiskey in a teacup.” We may be delicate and ornamental on the outside, she said, but inside we’re strong and fiery.

Reese’s southern heritage informs her whole life, and she loves sharing the joys of southern living with practically everyone she meets. She takes the South wherever she goes with bluegrass, big holiday parties, and plenty of Dorothea’s fried chicken. It’s reflected in how she entertains, decorates her home, and makes holidays special for her kids—not to mention how she talks, dances, and does her hair (in these pages, you will learn Reese’s fail-proof, only slightly insane hot-roller technique). Reese loves sharing Dorothea’s most delicious recipes as well as her favorite southern traditions, from midnight barn parties to backyard bridal showers, magical Christmas mornings to rollicking honky-tonks.

It’s easy to bring a little bit of Reese’s world into your home, no matter where you live. After all, there’s a southern side to every place in the world, right?
Title:WHISKEY IN A TEACUP: What Growing Up in the South Taught Me About Life, Love, and Baking BiscuitsFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:304 pages, 9.19 × 7.38 × 1.1 inShipping dimensions:9.19 × 7.38 × 1.1 inPublished:September 18, 2018Publisher:Atria BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1501166271

ISBN - 13:9781501166273


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it! I was excited to read this and was not disappointed. The photos are stunning and I loved the storytelling about Southern living. Can't wait to try some of the recipes.
Date published: 2019-02-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My Cup of Tea This book was honestly so cute. It is complete with recipes, advice, fun facts about Southern living, and information about Witherspoon's life. It was a quick read that captured my attention with wonderful stories, yummy recipes, and beautiful photos.
Date published: 2019-01-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fun read! If you like the southern way of life, you will like this book. Some good recipes, and a lot of Reese's stories about growing up southern. Nice book to have, but glad I did not pay full price.
Date published: 2019-01-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely love it! Paged through this in store and fell in love with it - had to buy! So many great recipe ideas and menus for different occasions! Love Reese and this book is wonderful!
Date published: 2018-12-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from More Entertainment Than Recipes Whiskey In a Teacup gives a lovely vibe of comfort while you read. Perfect results since it's all about down home comfort in the south, everything sunny, refreshing, slathered in bbq sauce and gravy. The majority of the book is about Miss Witherspoon's experiences of her family and get togethers and how important those two things are to her and how they shaped her perspective on what to do when gathering for social events. There are recipes spotted throughout the book but they are not the central focus, although the rib recipe looks very tasty and tempting to create. All in all a nice read but it won't ever be my favourite, but I'm happy to have read it.
Date published: 2018-11-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Love her! She is so amazing loved learning about her and the way she cooks
Date published: 2018-11-29
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Pictures Pictures are great, although the recipes are a little light on the exciting side.
Date published: 2018-11-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Coffee Table Book Beautiful book & photography; content is not anything that will blow you away, but good for flipping through / coffee table book.
Date published: 2018-11-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Such an Adoring Book! First, I love Reese Witherspoon. She is so down to earth and charming:) I love this book! It full of yummy recipes, family history and pictures. To me, it feels like a family home recipe book being shared amongst each other, rather than just another celebrity cookbook. Love, love, love it!
Date published: 2018-10-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love this book I really enjoyed learning about Southern Life. I especially loved the part on Southern pronunciation. The book is filled with beautiful photos and I cannot wait to try Reese’s family recipes!
Date published: 2018-10-05
Rated 3 out of 5 by from average It's okay to read along, but a little under expectation.
Date published: 2018-06-18

Editorial Reviews

“Proud of her Southern heritage, actress Witherspoon, founder of the retail brand Draper James and media company Hello Sunshine, unabashedly spreads the Southern women's ethos of graciousness and hospitality… Her sense of humor and ability to poke fun at herself shine in childhood anecdotes (and photos of her hot-roller technique)… Sure to be popular with Witherspoon's fans, this pleasant book could have wider appeal to anyone interested in modern Southern living and style.”