Yum Yum Eat 'em Up
Yum Yum Fabulous Foods to Go has published its own cookbook, appropriately titled "Yum Yum Fabulous Foods at Home."
The gourmet shop is now dishing out more than just food. Lynn Rollins, owner of Yum Yum Fabulous Foods to Go, is sharing her knowledge of good food. Rollins has established a name for herself in the Blue Ridge Mountains during 30 years of creating meals in the area.
Trained at the culinary school, Cordon Bleu, in Paris, France, Rollins includes 100 of her favorite recipes within the 154 pages of the book's homegrown insight. Rollins said that most of the recipes have been served in the shop at some time.
"In history and all cultures, sharing meals is one of the main occasions we all have in common and we all can relate to," Rollins said. "It's how we socialize the most and the best. Cooking for the public allows you to nurture others from the inside out. It's an incredibly rewarding job."
Part of sharing meals with others is also sharing time.
"I value quality time above all, whether with others, or being productive on one's own," she said. "I think time being used wisely and to share with those you love is the greatest gift in life."
Rollins thanks Susan Aldridge, Betsy Bowman, Barbara Hardin, Dianne Smith and her late mother and grandmother for their love of food and cooking.
"In the last few years, several people have passed away, and recipes have died with the," Rollins said. "It's a shame, because so many of us have a memory of a dish that someone we love has made for years, and if they don't teach someone how to make it, or write the recipe down, it's gone forever and thus our fond memories fade away. I think it's important to share, so generations to come can have great grandmother's orange iced cookies at Christmas, or a favorite restaurant's corn chowder... whatever it may be."
The recipes are simple and easy to follow, said Rollins, and if anyone needs help they can call the shop. For more information call (828)-963-6100, or visit Yum Yum Fabulous Foods to Go located in Foscoe, across from Mountain Lumber on 105 S.
Interested cooks or hungry souls can buy a copy of "Yum Yum Fabulous Foods at Home" through Amazon.com for $15.99.
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