Had a lot of fun talking with Lynne Tolley yesterday on WDAZ News @5. She joined us all the way from the Lynchburg, Tennessee where she lives. Lynchburg’s population is approximately six hundred.
Lynne’s family’s business happens to be the Jack Daniel’s Distillery there. She is the great-grandniece of Jack Daniel’s himself, no less. She is also an official Jack Daniel’s “taste-tester.” Every Friday she and others taste the product to assure its quality control. Yes, she gets paid for this.
Lynne also runs Miss Bobo’s Boarding House Restaurant in Lynchburg. Miss Bobo was the original proprietress of the restaurant. Bobo, Lynne tells me, is probably a shortened version of a French name like Beaumont or Beauregard or something.
Lynne hosts “dinner” in the restaurant for friends and strangers alike Monday through Saturday from 11 am until 1 pm. It is said to be some of the best Southern cooking and hospitality in Tennessee. After meeting her, I don’t doubt it. She is a hoot, a Southern hoot.
Lynne has edited two cookbooks, “Miss Bobo’s Boarding House Restaurant Cookbook” and the “Jack Daniel’s Spirit of Tennessee Cookbook.”
Below is the recipe for Lynchburg Lemonade we stole from the Jack Daniel’s Spirit of Tennessee Cookbook. Ain’t saying I tried it. Ain’t saying I did.
1 part Jack Daniel’s Whiskey
1 part Triple Sec
1 part bottle sweet and sour mix
4 parts Sprite
Combine first 4 ingredients. Add ice and stir. Garnish with lemon slices and cherries. Great by the pitcher or individual glasses. Makes 1 serving.