Mrs. Whaley Entertains

Advice, Opinions, and 100 Recipes from a Charleston Kitchen


By Emily Whaley

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When Mrs. Whaley and Her Charleston Garden came out in spring 1997, it took the gardening world by storm.You didn’t think she’d keep the rest of her strong opinions to herself, did you? Not on your life. She’s back, with her other favorite hobby–cooking delicious meals. And she’s just as “quotable” as ever: “If the hostess is all a-flutter like a butterfly caught in a net–then, as the Irish say, ‘I wish I was to home and the party was to hell.'” Don’t serve guests’ dishes “you haven’t made successfully two or three times–and quite lately.” And after supper, “Leave the dishes on the table, blow out the candles, shut the door and serve finger desserts and coffee in another room . . . do not let your guests help you clean up!” In addition to advice, Mrs. Whaley has opened her personal scrapbook of receipts and selected one hundred of her favorites, including regional delectables like “Edisto Shrimp Pie,” great dinner dishes like “Louisa Hagood’s Ginger Chicken” and “Miss Em’s Pork Tenderloin,” old-fashioned breakfast breads like “Nan’s Little Thin Corn Cakes,” and true discoveries like “Dancing School Fudge.” Just as he did in their first acclaimed, best-selling collaboration, novelist William Baldwin perfectly captures the octogenarian cadence: “Inviting people to break bread with me challenges my skills at cooking and fielding a congenial gathering of people. And I love a challenge.”


On Sale
Jan 10, 1998
Page Count
299 pages
Algonquin Books

Emily Whaley

Emily Whaley

About the Author

Emily Whaley was born in 1911 in Pinopolis, South Carolina. The mother of three daughters and grandmother of seven, she divided her time between her houses (and their kitchens) in Charleston, South Carolina, and Flat Rock, North Carolina. She died in June 1998.

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