‘I Don’t Like Pretty Food’

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Country superstar Dolly Parton has built an empire that stretches far beyond her music. She’s dabbled in movies, coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccinations, and food. Parton has released a cookbook sharing her Southern specialties and has been exceedingly candid about what she eats every day. She once disclosed one of her strangest meal preferences, explaining that she doesn’t like eating pretty food.  

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Dolly Parton’s cookbook reveals some of her favorite recipes

In 2006, Parton published her cookbook, Dolly’s Dixie Fixin’s: Love, Laughter, and Lots of Good Food. She captured Southern cuisine by collecting 125 recipes from her mother, her mother-in-law, Dollywood restaurants, and her own experiences traveling. The book includes recipes such as chicken and dumplings, banana pudding, and stone soup. Per Amazon, Parton explained her reasoning for the book.


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