Category Archives: Terrific people

Gillian’s amazing potato bake — and near disaster in Nova Scotia

Remembering a rollicking night of excess just doing my job as a journalist and TV writer, the story of John and Marge Fairservice’s survival on a rock in the ocean, and a delicious warm-me-up potato dish provided by my daughter-in-law Gillian.

Whelk fritters, and remembering Sapelo Island

Remembering the vanishing Eden of Sapelo Island, Georgia, my all-time favorite photograph, and tender and delicious whelk fritters. What else? Oh, a tip of the hat to the Park Street Grille…

36 hours in beautiful St. Andrews, N.B. – Go for it!

Smiles and good feelings on a weekend jaunt to St. Andrews, N.B. and the Land of “eh.” I have no idea why so many Canadians are such wonderful people, but they are, and I’m glad they’re just a few hours away from us.

The concealed genius of Michael Weber

You’ve never heard of Michael Weber, but he is always the smartest person in the room, and the most remarkable person I’ve ever met. A brief excursion into magic, mind-reading, and an amazing talent who fiercely masks his genius.

Duane Lammers, Bison Walker – best chicken ever

Our friend Katie’s cousin turns out to be one of those truly remarkable people of the west, a man who Walks with Buffalo. We take a trip to the green hills of western South Dakota, then come back for the best-ever chicken you could possibly cook.