Mary Mac's Tea Room

Mary Mac's Tea Room

65 Years of Recipes From Atlanta's Favorite Dining Room

Book - 2010
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"In the 1940's, there were sixteen tea rooms in Atlanta. They were opened by ladies as a way to make extra money, but the name was a misnomer; a tea room wasn't a place to have tea, but a nicer version of a 'meat and three' ... Today Mary Mac's Tea Room is the only one of these original tea room-style restaurants that still exists ... 'Mary Mac's Tea Room' is not only the story of a restaurant that has served diners for over 65 years, but it is also a story that plays out over decades and includes founders, family, friends, employees, and most of all, loyal customers ..."--Dust jacket flap.
Publisher: Kansas City, Mo. : Andrews McMeel Pub., c2010.
ISBN: 9780740793387
Branch Call Number: 641.5975 FERRELL
Characteristics: xii, 196 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 27 cm.


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Feb 21, 2017

This book is a combination cookbook and history of the Mary Mac Tea Room in Atlanta. Illustrated with vintage photos and favorite diner sidebars, it's an ode to a beloved institution. The recipes are shared with clear directions and ingredients accessible in most grocery stores (except the southern produce). Although the ingredients are few, the recipes rely on the freshest and best produce, meat, chicken, and fish. If you're lucky enough to eat at Mary Mac's, you write your order on slips of paper with a pencil and hand it to your server. Although the menu is extensive, I've never gotten beyond the fried chicken (3 legs), collard greens, and macaroni and cheese.

Dec 28, 2015

Wonderfully full of Southern cooking. I loved it.!

Aug 08, 2011

Mary Mac’s Tea Room is the last one still standing of Atlanta’s 16 post-World-War-II so-called tea rooms--establishments that actually served such small-town southern comfort food as fried chicken, chicken and dumplings, barbequed ribs, jumbalaya, hush puppies, pecan pie, and Georgia peach cobbler. This collection of recipes, published in 2010 by the restaurant’s latest owner, also includes a few items of more traditional teatime fare (e.g., buttermilk biscuits and banana bread), as well as a nutritionally insane excess of sugar (e.g., 1/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar in tomato sauce, 1/2 cup confectioner’s sugar in cole slaw!) (You'll find historical references and other points of interest at:


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