Category Archives: South

Ode to “The Rah Bar” and its Low Country Boil

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.

Spatchcocked game hens… and notes from the Boeuf Prairie Farm

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.

Mighty Truck’s great adventure and Margaret’s best-ever baked scallops

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.

Perfect, lustrous Deep South Cajun Gumbo – a life-draining ordeal

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!

Apalachicola, Florida – Delicious Mix’ n’ Match Baked Oysters

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 […]