Tag Archives: cornbread

The Southern Parfait

  First, an announcement, which really does lead into this blog entry, I promise! This past year I dredged up memories of my favorite Southern cocktail, the Coke-and-peanuts combo that I enjoyed during my growing up years in Tennessee, and … Continue reading

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A Cornbread Confession

Bread is the most basic and satisfying of foods, rightfully called “the staff of life.” While loaves, buns, rolls, baguettes and all the rest are wonderful, still I’m a Southern girl. And that means Southern-styled quick breads like biscuits and … Continue reading

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Giving Thanks For the Food of the Gods

Since we’re West Coast transplants, we typically try to find others like ourselves who aren’t surrounded by family here and invite them over for Thanksgiving. This time we hosted Peter and Julie, an Australian couple, people we met at church … Continue reading

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Home again, home again, piggity pig

It’s good to be back home in Memphis. As I stepped from the plane onto the jetway this evening, two scents blended in my nose—jet fumes and barbecue. Right next to my gate was an Interstate Barbecue restaurant. If my … Continue reading

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But is it authentic?

Since moving to California from Tennessee a decade ago, I’ve railed long and loud about the crap-ass cornbread they serve out here. California cornbread looks and tastes rather like cake—large, pale blocks of dry, crumbly stuff that takes an awful … Continue reading

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