'The Best Cook in the World: Tales From My Momma’s Table,' by Rick Bragg
Read by the author; Random House Audio; 16 CDs; 19.5 hours; $50/Audible download; $35
Rick Bragg is such a charismatic narrator that even if you've already read the print version of this family friendly audiobook, you should still listen to it on your summer car trip. In this love letter to his Momma and those who came before her, Bragg describes a way of life in Alabama most of us could never survive. All the while he recounts recipes and meals and delicacies that will leave your mouth watering. You’ll wish you were sitting down to a plate of fried green tomatoes with red-eyed gravy as he describes his mother’s and grandmother’s cooking in a low, slow Southern drawl. Sometimes he even sings, which is just icing on this slice of Americana.
Grade: A Plus