Having been in 49 states, I figured it’s time to rate them – for friendliness, prettiness, food, that sort of thing. Some of it’s in fun, but mostly I do mean what I say, and I hope I don’t offend more people than usual.
A great Low Country Boil Recipe from our favorite Jekyll Island restaurant, The “Rah Bar,” and a memorable conversation with our “Rah” Bar neighbors, two truckers with some special reactions to a couple of guys wearing elbow patches.
Memories of gustatory excess at Mary Mac’s in Atlanta, and the only (and best) mac ‘n’ cheese recipe you’ll ever need.
Georgia on my mind… music and visuals. As always, a mix of emotions: what is it, what was it?
Good sense and plenty of soul on a couple of thousand acres in Louisiana. Farmer Jack Dailey gives us his take on sustainable farming practices, and some of the secret joys of doing what he does.
Jack Dailey, a former student from my teaching days, checks in with Part 1 of the story of his family farm in Louisiana, and he sends us a killer recipe for spatchcocked Cornish game hens, which taste much better once you know what “spatchcocked” actually means.
Margaret sends in a fine recipe for baked scallops, and I recall truckers and my wife’s heroic 2100 mile, 5-day journey from Vermont to New Mexico in a moderately workable 1952 Ford F1 pickup truck, in winter, towing a trailer, alone, with no cell phone, through snow and ice and rain and (*sigh*) all of Tennessee.
A genuine Cajun gumbo recipe that may leave you in tears from exhaustion – followed by tears of exultation when you eat it. Like most masterpieces, it takes a lot of work. Suffer… then enjoy!
My wife and I were in Apalachicola, Florida, a few years ago to spend a weekend eating oysters. Apalachicola is a small town, nestled on the elbow of the Florida panhandle, and it’s about as far away as you can get from fancy city seafood restaurants that serve things like braised medallions of clam spleens […]