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After years of planning, writing, recipe testing, photo shoots and of course, tasting, our new cookbook Tupelo Honey Cafe: New Southern Flavors from the Blue Ridge Mountains hits stores today! We are so excited to share these new recipes with you and look forward to hearing what you think of them. What goes into making a cookbook? We thought you’d like to see a behind the scenes look at one of our photo shoots. 

After months of research and narrowing down recipes, Brian settled on Southern Pretzels with Cheese Fondue as one of the recipes for the new book. He’s hard at work cutting the dough. Then they go into the oven and come out looking like this. Yum!

Our lovely photographer Brie Williams and food stylist Debby Maugans make sure everything looks just as delicious as it really is.

The result is tasty enough to jump off the page, don’t you think? 

There’s a lot more that goes into planning the images, layout and recipes.

We’re looking forward to sharing more about this collection of recipes with you. It’s the result of much thought and love and we know you’re going to love it, too!