Category Archives: regional


  It has so happened in all ages of the world that some have labored, and others have, without labor, enjoyed a large proportion of the fruits. Abraham Lincoln It’s easy to see how the wild and cultivated sweet produce … Continue reading

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Princess Pamela’s Soul Food Cookbook

A good cook is like a sorceress who dispenses happiness. Elsa Schiaparelli And clearly Pamela Strobel could cast a spell. In their introduction to this reprint edition, Matt Lee and Ted Lee, self-taught scholars of Southern foodways, describe the character of Strobel’s … Continue reading

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What is patriotism but the love of food we ate in childhood? –Lin Yu Tan Maybe I’ve used that quote too much, but it is what makes food interesting. Whether it’s Fritos and a Fresca or the dried beans called leather britches, flavors … Continue reading

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Shop, Cook, Eat New York

I think you know that when an American stays away from New York too long something happens to him. Perhaps he becomes a little provincial, a little dead and afraid. Sherwood Anderson New York is a great Christmas city–maybe you’re … Continue reading

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Les Dames d’Escoffier Miami Marketing Symposium

I’m excited to speak at this Saturday’s LDEM symposium and especially excited about the topic I’m speaking on–LDEM’s new partnership with the Special Collections at the University of Miami Libraries to build a culinary collection focused on South Florida and … Continue reading

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Savor the South–Chicken

I don’t know which is more discouraging, literature or chickens. –E.B. White For the farmer/essayist, chickens may be frustrating, but for the cook, chickens are a wonderful culinary canvas for flavor and cooking technique. As with all the books in … Continue reading

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Learn to Cook 25 Southern Classics 3 Ways

I do love Southern cooking; southern France, southern Italy, southern Spain. I love Southern cooking. –Clarence Clemons Jennifer Brule was born to write this book. When she was 12, she had such a jones for Velveeta cheese that she lied … Continue reading

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