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What’s a Locavore?

For the fifth consecutive year, I joined the eat local challenge promising to eat only locally grown food for 30 days. If you interpret the challenge strictly, this means that you would only eat food caught or raised within 200...

Hot and Smoky Baked Beans

Recipe from Bon Appetit, July 1999 Ingredients: 6 bacon slices* 1 1/2 cups chopped onion 1 1/4 cups purchased barbecue sauce 3/4 cup dark beer 1/4 cup mild-flavored (light) molasses 3 tablespoons Dijon mustard 3 tablespoons (packed) dark brown sugar...

Dad’s Famous Cajun Burgers

  Gayden likes them big, thick and spicy!  Ingredients: 1 lb ground meat. (I like to use lean ground meat but for more flavor use ground round or chuck.) ½ cup of Italian breadcrumbs Tony Chachere’s to taste 1 tsp...

Greek Chicken or Lamb Kebabs

Original recipe adapted from Emeril. A family favorite at the beach. Love the feta spread!!! Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups finely chopped onion 1 TBSP grated lemon zest ¼ cup lemon juice ¼ cup chopped parsley ¼ cup chopped cilantro 3...

Mark Dudley’s Simply Perfect Smoked Meats

My friend Mark Dudley makes the best smoked meats. I anxiously await my invitation to their home each year for the annual Christmas party or other holidays because I know that Mark will have prepared a smoked turkey, brisket or...

The Dog Days of Summer

“I DON’T THINK you can really understand the South if you don’t understand barbecue, as food, process, and event” says John Shelton Reed in Barbecue Sociology. It’s July and the dog days of summer have arrived ablaze with a sultry,...

Sunshine on My Shoulder

JULY IS A MONTH of independence! School is out, kids are home and vacations are in full swing! The garden is full of green and sparkles after all of spring’s preparation–or is it? When the temperature heats up, who wants...

Ancient Order of Southern Gourmets

Enter the modern enterprising man or men: The Ancient Order of Southern Gourmets. Founded five years ago by Cajun gourmand and raconteur, Chris Dautreuil, this group of 40-plus men share a love of camaraderie, good food, cooking and a taste...

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Len White’s Israeli Couscous stuffing Len cooks like I do…without recipes and measurements. He did not have a specific recipe for his boned chicken leg and thighs stuffed with a fruity and fragrant Israeli couscous. So, I found this recipe...