Friday, November 11, 2011

Austin Woman Magazine :: Stirring It Up with Molly Ivins

Stirring It Up with Molly Ivins
By Ellen Sweets
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Stirrin’ It Up with Molly Ivins: A Memoir with Recipes, by Ellen Sweets
No subject was taboo for the late Molly Ivins, whose rapier wit with good-ol’-gal inflections took frequent, candid shots at the most prominent politicians. Like all women, Ivins had too many talents to capitalize on, including the culinary skills she crafted in France or her affinity for creating savory signatures from scratch. In Stirrin’ It Up With Molly Ivins, Ivins’ longtime companion, reporter and Austinite Ellen Sweets recalls her own and others’ memories of the beloved icon, paring them with recipes from Ivins’ kitchen. Plant your tongue in your cheek before undertaking a beer-in-the-butt Chicken or Texas Mud Pie with a “smidge” of this and that, and do it in remembrance of the woman who paved the way for so many others.

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