Coming Soon: Good Lookin’ Cookin’ by Dolly Parton & Rachel Parton George

By Kat La Mantia | March 6 2024 | Pop CultureBlogAdultsGeneralAllGift

You’re invited to pull up a chair to a year of meals, friends, and fun with the Partons, as Dolly and her sister (and favorite cook) Rachel share beloved, crowd-pleasing recipes and family stories.

“Hey, good lookin’—what ya got cookin’?”

This is what Dolly Parton sings to her sister Rachel Parton George whenever she walks into her kitchen. It’s what you do when a love for good music and good food runs in the family.

In Good Lookin’ Cookin’ Dolly and Rachel share tips for hosting events all year long, including twelve multi-course menus of cherished recipes for New Year’s Day, Easter, Mother’s Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and more. You’ll learn how much butter or whipped cream goes into a “Dolly Dollop,” what condiment is almost always on the table at Parton family meals, and what special dish Rachel makes at Dolly’s request every year for her birthday. Recipes include American classics such as Country Ham and Biscuits, Barbecue Spare Ribs, Family Favorite Meatloaf, Slaw of Many Colors, Watermelon Fruit Salad, Mac and Cheese, and Strawberry Shortcake.

Filled with more than 80 delicious dishes as well as photographs of Dolly and Rachel cooking and hosting all year long, Good Lookin’ Cookin’ is a treasured cookbook that will make you feel like part of the Parton family. With their trademark warmth and sisterly love, Dolly and Rachel remind you that cooking doesn’t need to be serious—it should be fun! And always good lookin’!

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DOLLY PARTON is the most honored and revered female singer-songwriter of all time. She has garnered 11 Grammy Awards and over 50 nominations, including the Lifetime Achievement Award. Achieving 27 Recording Industry Association of America gold, platinum, and multi-platinum awards and certifications, she has had 26 songs reach the top of the Billboard country charts, a record for a female artist. Parton is a member of the coveted Country Music Hall of Fame, as well as the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. To date, she has donated more than 200 million books to children globally with her Imagination Library. With James Patterson, she co-authored the #1 New York Times bestseller Run Rose Run. She has also released the bestselling coffee table books Songteller and Behind the Seams. In 2023, her album Rockstar debuted at #1 on six Billboard charts, the biggest first-week sales debut of her seven-decade career.

RACHEL PARTON GEORGE is a star in her family’s kitchens—her sister Dolly will be the first to say so. The youngest of twelve children born into what proved to be a musical family from East Tennessee, she followed her siblings who—like Dolly—found their ways onto concert stages far and wide. In her teens she began performing as part of her family’s musical group, and became a songwriter in her own right. Other entertainment opportunities followed, including a starring role in the TV comedy 9 to 5, reprising her sister’s role from the movie of the same name. Retiring from performing to fulfill her desire to have and raise a family, Rachel is an essential member of her sister’s team, serving in an executive role that supplements various endeavors. An avid cook and self-professed collector of recipes and cookbooks, Rachel makes her home in Franklin, Tennessee.

Good Lookin' Cookin'
A Year of Meals - A Lifetime of Family, Friends, and Food
978-1-9848-6316-4
You’re invited to pull up a chair to a year of meals, friends, and fun with the Partons, as Dolly and her sister (and favorite cook) Rachel share beloved, crowd-pleasing recipes and family stories.
$35.00 US
Sep 17, 2024
8 x 10
Hardcover
272 Pages
Ten Speed Press

Behind the Seams
My Life in Rhinestones
978-1-9848-6212-9
A beautiful celebration of Dolly Parton’s iconic sense of style with entertaining personal stories and 450 full-color photographs, including exclusive images from her private costume archive
$50.00 US
Oct 17, 2023
9 x 12
Hardcover
336 Pages
Ten Speed Press

Dream More
Celebrate the Dreamer in You
978-1-59463-131-3
The legendary Dolly Parton shares her heartfelt hopes and dreams for everyone.Expanding on the popular commencement speech Dolly Parton gave at the University of Tennessee, Dream More is a deeper and richer exploration of the personal philosophy she has forged over the course of her astonishing career as a singer, songwriter, performer, and philanthropist.Dolly elaborates on the four great hopes she wants us all to embrace: Dream more, Learn more, Care more, and Be more. She offers examples from her own life, from her childhood in the hills of eastern Tennessee to her life as the iconic performer she is today.From one of the legends of our time, Dream More is an honest, funny, and uplifting anthem for all who want to take charge of their lives and forge a future on their own terms.
$17.00 US
Nov 05, 2013
5-1/8 x 7-5/8
Paperback
128 Pages
Riverhead Books

Coat of Many Colors
978-0-451-53237-4
Country music sensation Dolly Parton lends the lyrics of her classic song "Coat of Many Colors" to this heartfelt picture book for young readers.
$18.99 US
Oct 18, 2016
10-1/8 x 10-3/8
Hardcover
32 Pages
Grosset & Dunlap
Age 3-7 years

Dolly Parton's Billy the Kid Makes It Big
978-0-593-66157-4
From the legendary Dolly Parton comes a story about her god-dog and Instagram personality, Billy the Kid, who is hoping to make it big as a country music star in Nashville, Tennessee.
$19.99 US
Apr 25, 2023
9 x 9
Hardcover
40 Pages
Penguin Workshop
Age 4-7 years