Several years ago I was a judge for the Rajun Cajun gumbo contest. I'm no expert, to be sure, but two of my fellow judges were ... At least that's what they said, and things got very, very heated when the two disagreed about what constitutes authentic gumbo.
It's always been my understanding that gumbo's origins involved using what was available at hand, making it a particularly flexible dish. But, I have to say I was a little perplexed recently when I came upon a recipe using eggs.
Today's the last day to vote in the Best of Memphis Readers' Poll.
And here's a random "Best of" fact: In the past few years, Gus's Fried Chicken has received not only the most votes for "Best Fried Chicken," it's received the most votes of all cast in the ballot.
Earlier in the week, a friend mentioned that Forty Carrots, the East Memphis kitchenwares store, had closed.
I stopped by the store, and, sure enough, it was empty.
In this week's print edition, Amy Lawrence and her husband Justin Fox Burks challenged themselves to use an entire watermelon ... seeds and all.
One result: watermelon and tomato gazpacho, read on for the recipe and be sure and check out the story on page 46.
I received these Dachshund salt and pepper shakers last year as a gift.
Aren't they cute?
Apparently when Coletta's started serving pizza, locals had no idea what it was or how to eat it. Only when they decided to top it with something a bit more familiar [barbecue] did the pizza take off.
Really? Is this true?
There was an “Iron Chef”-style cook off at the Children’s Museum this morning. The surprise ingredients? Cherries, sausage, molasses, and....
The Bug Cook Off, sponsored by none other than Terminix, challenged three chefs to make the most delectable (or least gag-inducing) bug dishes.
Came upon this bit of bad news via Twitter: Jan and Walt Haybert of Evergreen Farm, a purveyor raw whole-milk products around the area, have decided to close the dairy and sell the farm.
Read the full announcement here.
We arrived today at The Port on President's Island with a plan.
I'm seeing a lot of pimento cheese on menus these days.
I have a coworker who has issues with country fried steak.
This is interesting to me because I've seen this person indulge in a hamburger steak now and then, and I consider that dish to be in the same family.
But I think in this person's case, it has to do with the battering and frying involved in country fried steak. It's excessive.
In any case, a recent lunch at the Arcade would have sent him over the edge.
Given the heat, there was a nice crowd today at the first South Memphis Farmers Market.
UPDATED So the much-anticipated episode with a crime revolving around a beloved barbecue pitmaster.
Didn't love it or hate it, but I can't help but feel that an opportunity was squandered.
Since I’m heading out of town, it’s been a race to use this week’s CSA share from Whitton Farms. Fortunately, I had a break-through moment early on: Eat it or freeze it. So the peaches went in lunch bags and on cereal, and the carrots (left over from past weeks) and the string beans went into the freezer.