Monthly Archives: May 2018

Pack up all your cares and go – on a culinary vacation

I live near the Florida-Alabama line and watch morning news on WKRG-TV in Mobile, Alabama. They’re currently airing a tourism commercial for Mississippi – that’s about a thirty-minute drive from Mobile.  In the 15-second food travel spot, smiling diners reach … Continue reading

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Legitimizing food journalism: from Sunflower, Mississippi to The Big Apple

I know about sports journalism, agricultural journalism, business journalism and photojournalism, but I never considered food journalism until I ran across Craig Claiborne’s name in a book about Jewish food in the South.  Claiborne, a small town Mississippi native like … Continue reading

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Cooking Creole Gumbo, accompanied by jazz

I’m not a big fan of jazz. It lacks lyrics and drones on and on. But, I’d gladly fork out $70 for a ticket to the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival just for the food and to solve a … Continue reading

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Celebrating 300 Years of New Orleans with 300 recipes and Jewish Gumbo

I’ve been struggling to finish Marcie Cohen Ferris’ Matzoh Ball Gumbo: Culinary Tales of the Jewish South for four months. It’s not quite as entertaining as the title. In fact, it reads more like a dissertation – footnotes, ibids, op … Continue reading

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