There's something besides singing that Dolly Parton can do very well. Wanna know what is it? It's cooking and as an obvious evidence the singer has made an offer of a cookbook.
The set dubbed "Dolly's Dixie Fixin's" features more than 125 recipes which among others from Dolly's mother, Avie Lee Parton, and her mother-in-law, "Mama" Ginny Dean, as well as Dollywood restaurants and the Dixie Stampede Dinner and Show. It moreover also includes recipes inspired by restaurant dishes she discovered while touring over the last 40 years.
Advance sales for the book began last week with people who buy the cookbook will enter to win a backyard barbecue and bluegrass festival with Dolly as a special guest. "Dolly's Dixie Fixin's" must be purchased by Sept. 1 for buyers to qualify for the barbecue with Dolly prize. The cookbook will be sold only at Dollywood and Dixie Stampede in Pigeon Forge, Branson, Mo., and Myrtle Beach, S.C., and online on several Web sites.
All proceeds from the cookbook will go to Dolly's Dollywood Foundation, which supports the Imagination Library. The program, which provides a free book a month for children from birth to age 5, has been established in 42 states since it began in 1996.