Locals go to the B.T.C. Old-Fashioned Grocery in Water Valley, Mississippi, for its Skillet Biscuits and Sausage Gravy breakfasts, made-to-order chicken salad and spicy Tex-Mex Pimiento Cheese sandwiches, and daily specials like Shrimp and Grits that are as good as momma made. The B.T.C.’s freezers are stocked with take-home Southern Yellow Squash Casseroles and its counter is piled high with sweets like Peach Fried Pies as well as seasonal produce, local milk, and freshly baked bread.Blurb at Amazon
“Be the Change” has always been the store’s motto, and that’s just what it has done. What started as a place to meet and eat is now so much more, as the grocery has become the heart of a now-bustling country town. The B.T.C. Old-Fashioned Grocery Cookbook shares 120 of the store’s best recipes, giving home cooks everywhere a taste of the food that brought a community together, sparking friendships, reviving traditions, and revitalizing an American Main Street.
Daughter C and The J-Man love B.T.C. They love Water Valley, too! They are the ones who gave Mr. Big Food the B.T.C. cookbook which he’s working through right now. He’s enjoying it! Says we’ll be cooking from it soon.
Water Valley is a hoot, but it does have an excellent hardware store– the kind where if something new comes in and is priced at $5.99, it remains $5.99 until it’s sold, however long that takes!