Books by Courtney Parker

GUESS WHO? by Kyoung Kook  Lee
illustrated by Kyoung Kook Lee, developed by NCsoft, by Courtney Parker
Released: Feb. 2, 2012

"The bouncy songs and the extreme art style may well appeal to young readers, who certainly haven't seen much like it anywhere else. (iPad storybook app. 2-6)"
Strange and funky, with an addictive soundtrack and distinctive illustrations, this app has style to spare even if it won't be to every reader's taste. Read full book review >
Released: May 1, 1992

Parker, a Natchez, Mississippi, caterer and eye-batting food writer, is aware that Southern cooking currently ranks high in both fashion points and nutritional no-nos; hence, her attempt to devise more healthful versions of traditional foods and dishes. Her solutions include oven-``fried'' chicken, greens without grease, and canola oil or margarine in place of bacon fat or butter. Southern cooks looking to lighten up might find some tips here, though the amounts of margarine and sweeteners and eggs and other items such as sour cream keep this far from the health-food- cookbook category: A sweet-potato cake with ricotta filling, for example, calls for one-and-a-half cups of oil, two cups of sugar, and four eggs to one-and-a-half cups of sweet potato, with one-and- a-half cups of confectioner's sugar to two-and-a-half pounds of skim-milk ricotta for the filling. And Parker's prose can be just as cloying. (Forty photographs- -not seen.) Read full book review >