Book Review of
Whisky In a Teacup
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?
Whisky In a Teacup by Reese Witherspoon was an impulse buy at Costco. I did not intend to buy it, but when I started looking through it, I knew it had to go in my shopping cart.
This book is about 1/4 cookbook 3/4 book. It contains some of Reese’s favorite southern recipes, but it is mainly a book about life in the South and in Tennessee.
This book had some much information about life in Tennessee that I decided to count it for Tennessee in my nonfiction book for every state challenge. After reading quite a few heavy serious books for my challenge, this was just the book I needed to lighten things up.
If you live in the south or have lived in the south, you will be able to relate to much of this book. I think this would make a great book to give for a gift.