By John Carter Cash
People the world over loved Johnny and June Carter Cash for their charismatic stage presence and powerful, soul-stirring music. But those who knew them personally remember them best for their warm hospitality and the meals from their kitchen. Family, friends, and fellow artists were always welcomed to a beautiful table set with June’s fine linens, china, and crystal–and to a table overflowing not only with Southern comfort food but also international dishes the couple gathered on tours around the world.
In The Cash and Carter Family Cookbook, John Carter Cash shares the stories and recipes that flowed from his family’s dinner table. From Johnny’s Old Iron-Pot Chili recipe and June’s Tomato, Red Onion, and Avocado Salad to Jamaican Peas and Rice and Veal Cutlets with Caper Cream Sauce, the family favorites collected here are perfect for an intimate gathering or for hosting a crowd. In addition, the book contains the memories and reminiscences of the musicians and film stars welcomed in the home, from Loretta Lynn and Adam Clayton of U2 to Jane Seymour and Billy Bob Thornton.