This Recipe Book Celebrates the History of Nashville Hot Chicken

 - Nov 4, 2015
References: amzn & foodrepublic
In the Hot Chicken Cookbook, chef and writer Timothy Davis documents the history and evolution of the wildly popular and extremely spicy Nashville hot chicken.

In the extensively researched recipe book, Davis traces the history of Nashville hot chicken from its origins in the 1930s at Prince's Hot Chicken Shack. In an attempt to understand the current foodie buzz around the dish, he speaks to some of today's top hot chicken eaters and creators at the Nashville Hot Chicken Festival, like Food Network star Andrew Zimmern and Joe Kwan of bluegrass band The Avett Brothers.

The Hot Chicken Cookbook also hilariously lists a set of 10 commandments for eating and preparing Nashville hot chicken, including "Thou shalt not touch thy eyes with thy fingers after eating Hot Chicken," and "Do not order the 'Extra' Hot anywhere."