Dolly Parton Announces New Cookbook With Sister, Rachel

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Dolly Parton and her sister Rachel are collaborating on an exciting new project: a cookbook titled “Good Lookin’ Cookin.’”

Scheduled for release this fall, the book will showcase an array of Southern classics, reinvented recipes from Dolly’s previous culinary endeavors, and dishes discovered during the country icon’s travels around the world.

Set to hit bookstore shelves just in time for the holiday season, fans can look forward to adding a touch of flair to their festive meals with this flavorful collection.

Excited to share the news, Dolly took to social media earlier today (March 6) stating:

“Well, what’s cookin’, good lookin’? It’s our new cookbook! I wrote this book with my sister, Rachel, who might just be the best cook I know. If you’re like us, you believe that good food and good times are the next best thing to pure love. So take a journey with us, into the kitchen. #GoodLookinCookin hits bookstores September 17th! Head to the link in my bio to pre-order now.”


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Fans shared their excitement online, expressing their admiration for Dolly’s versatility and their eagerness to pre-order the cookbook.

“BEST NEWS EVER!!! I love you.”
“What CAN’T Dolly do? Apparently she can do anything. Amazing!”
“I’ll be picking this one up asap.”
“I have never pre-ordered anything faster in my life! I’m so proud of you, Dolly! And your beautiful sister! I absolutely can’t wait to get this!”

“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,” publisher Penguin Random House said in a statement.

“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’!”

The book will include over 80 recipes, complemented by photographs featuring Dolly and her sister, offering readers an authentic glimpse into the Parton family experience.

A few of the featured recipes include American classics like country ham and biscuits, barbecue spare ribs, family favorite meatloaf, and a variety of pantry staples like cake mixes, muffin mixes, and pancakes.

Parton spoke with Yahoo Life as part of her work promoting new additions to her Duncan Hines baking mix line. (Photo: Duncan Hines)
Dolly Parton’s Duncan Hines baking mix line. (Photo: Duncan Hines)

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Last month, in an interview with Yahoo! Life, Dolly shared additional insights about the book.

Dolly reflected on her cooking style, emphasizing the importance of flavor over aesthetics and drawing inspiration from her Southern heritage.

“My food is not pretty but it is good. I kind of do that Southern thing my mom and my aunts did where it’s about tasting good and cooking for the multitudes. I still love to cook, but my sister Rachel does most of the serious cooking.”

Explaining their collaboration, Dolly disclosed that she and her sister were jointly creating the cookbook.

“We’re putting a cookbook out together on recipes from the past and things I’ve gathered traveling all around the world. She’s a great cook, so we’re going to come out with a cookbook in the near future called Good Lookin’ Cookin’ because she knows how to make it pretty and make it taste good,” Dolly shared.

Fans eager to secure their copies as soon as possible can pre-order theirs today.

Get ready to embark on a culinary journey with Dolly and Rachel as they bring a taste of their family traditions and global adventures into your kitchen with Good Lookin’ Cookin.’

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