The B.T.C. Old Fashioned Grocery Cookbook by Alexe Van Beuren and Dixie Grimes -- Signed Edition

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Water Valley is about 20 miles south of Oxford. Home of Casey Jones, it was once a bustling railroad town. Charmed by one of the vacant buildings on Main Street, Alexe Van Beuren thought she would like to open a little old-fashioned produce store with Dixie Grimes original receipts, named B.T.C. (from the Gandhi quote “Be the change you wish to see in the world.”) It since has become a thriving grocery and restaurant that is a gathering place for all of the community.

About the Authors


ALEXE VAN BEUREN is the owner of The B.T.C. Old-Fashioned Grocery. Raised in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, she now lives with her husband and their two children in Water Valley, Mississippi.

is an Oxford, Mississippi, native, who has cooked for more than two decades in many fine restaurants. She has helmed the kitchen of the B.T.C. since 2011.

Praise for The B.T.C. Old-Fashioned Grocery Cookbook: Recipes and Stories from a Southern Revival…

“ ‘Be the Change, indeed! This inspirational story makes me proud of the new South. The B.T.C. Old-Fashioned Grocery Cookbook is packed with down-home comfort recipes, as well as modern takes on traditional Southern ingredients. Magnificent color photos, detailed, helpful tips, and cheerful stories make this a welcome newcomer to the cookbook library.
Virginia Willis, author of Bon Appetit, Y’all and Basic to Brilliant, Y’all

The B.T.C. Old-Fashioned Grocery Cookbook is charming. Alexe and Dixie share, so openheartedly, the story of one little market, and by doing so give readers a chance to revel in a rural small-town revival. Hoop and Havarti Macaroni, Sweet Potato and Green Chile Casserole, Peach Icebox Pies—the recipes inspire home cooks to remember the classics they cherish and draw their loved ones around the table for good, old-fashioned conversation.”
Martha Hall Foose, author of Screen Doors and Sweet Tea and A Southerly Course

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