She has watched Nicole Kidman devour a basket of bread before dinner at the Four Seasons and not gain an ounce. She has eaten seafood al fresco off the hood of a car with Mike Nichols. She has been tempted by fattening cookies sent by Renee Zellweger. She has talked biscuits and gracy with Julia Roberts.
In this delicious memoir, Smith shares all this and much more, eating, as she puts it, high and low on the hog, from peanut and butter and jelly to pig's feet to haute cuisine. Throughout, she names names and shares their recipes.
Who can resist Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton's Judge's Jailhouse Chili and Chipped Beef a la Krupp Diamond? Or Diane Sawyer's Cherry Pie? Or Dan Jenkins's Chicken Fried Steak? There are also favorite Texas treats from Smith's own Lone Star State roots. In between, she tucks enough gossip and celebrity to make everyone's mouth water, all served with her characteristic wit, humor, and charm.