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Riding the rails, poet Wallace Stevens’ love affair with Florida

I’m always fascinated when I learn about a famous writer visiting Pensacola – no matter how brief the stay.  As a writer living across the bay from the city, I’ve found a vibrant writing community but rarely hear of any … Continue reading

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Scratch a Cook for a Gumbo Recipe – Sometimes

Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Pulitzer Prize winning author of The Yearling, also wrote a cookbook — Cross Creek Cookery. She doesn’t include a gumbo recipe, but she does drop a few clues as to what gumbo she might enjoy. A native … Continue reading

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Please Pass the Potato Salad, Mr. Wolfe

Young boys don’t miss a thing when it comes to food. They carefully watch each platter or bowl as it passes around the dinner table, just waiting for it to reach them. So I don’t discount the observation skills of … Continue reading

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Mississippi’s William Faulkner: Gumbo With American Writers

If William Faulkner had mastered gumbo, his recipe probably would have been featured in The Great American Writers’ Cookbook. It was, after all, written by his niece Dean Faulkner Wells. Bill Faulkner knew his way around the kitchen, though, and had a … Continue reading

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Dining with American Writers: Gumbo for Tennessee Williams

I’m not cooking gumbo for playwright Tennessee Williams. Instead, I’m taking him to The Gumbo Shop at 630 St. Peter, which happens to be right next door to 632½ St. Peter in New Orleans’ French Quarter. That’s where he wrote … Continue reading

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BBQ & Gumbo: A Match Made in Heaven

When I saw “gumbo sauce” in the recipe index I knew I had to buy the cookbook. Of course, it helped that the Southern Foodie’s Guide to the Pig was a 99-cent Kindle special that featured hundreds of recipes and … Continue reading

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Yard Sale Buy Inspires Gumbo Day Trip

My favorite gumbo at a recent cookoff was a variation of a Chef Paul Prudhumme recipe. Today I found hardback copy of Paul Prudhomme’s Louisiana Kitchen when shopping neighborhood garage sales. I offered a dollar, but the seller refused. She … Continue reading

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