In football rivalries, loyalties run deep. Friendships and family relationships can be tested. So what is a married couple, with split loyalties, to do? In the case of bakers/cooks Missy and Browne Mercer, the answer is to write two cookbooks (of course!). The Mercers work together at their three businesses — Tomatino’s Pizza, CafÃ© Louisa, and Louisa’s Bakery — in Montomery, Alabama. And each has written a cookbook for his/her alma mater: cross-state rivals Auburn (Missy) and Alabama (Browne).
Cookbook: Auburn University Cookbook, by Missy Mercer (Gibbs Smith, August 2011)
Cookbook: The University of Alabama Cookbook, by Browne Mercer (Gibbs Smith, August 2011)
Two recipes from the cookbooks — Old South White Chocolate Pecan Blondies (Auburn) and Big Alâ€™s Peanut Butter Bars (Alabama) — can be found here: A Bakery Boy Blog