Hoppin’ John on hoppin’ john

Hoppin’ John on hoppin’ john

June 12, 2010; New Orleans: It’s been 8 years since I gave this talk at the first BEANS + RICE conference presented by the Historic New Orleans Collection and the Ray Charles Program at Dillard University.  The “Culinary and Cultural Odyssey” was a day-long event featuring talks by scholars, professors, a documentary filmmaker, culinary historians, a grower, a distributor, chefs, an archaeologist, a curator, and food and...

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My Culinary Library

My Culinary Library

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 17, 2018 For more information, contact: Sarah Bonnoitt, Horry-Georgetown Technical College. 843-655-9214. sarah.bonnoitt@hgtc.edu  John Martin Taylor Donates Personal Book Collection International Culinary Institute of Myrtle Beach, College of Charleston receive hundreds of publications from revered author’s collection (Myrtle Beach) Culinary historian, author, artist and photographer John Martin Taylor, also known...

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Mango Chutney

Mango Chutney

March 24, 2018; Savannah GA: There over 500  varieties of mangoes, but outside the tropics, you rarely see more than a few. I have had insanely delicious mangoes in the Caribbean, Mexico, Africa, Thailand, and Sri Lanka, but I love the so-called Champagne mangoes (left) that are in season now. Also variously known as Ataúlfo,  young, baby, yellow, honey, Adaulfo, or Adolfo, this rich, sweet, smooth-textured variety is grown in Mexico....

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Shad Roe and Asparagus

Shad Roe and Asparagus

March 7, 2018. Savannah GA: I have written about both asparagus and shad roe (see March 24, 2008)  on the blog before, but when they are both in season (like now!), I cannot resist having as much as possible. I still think my mother’s asparagus recipe (right) is the best.  It promises to “Keep warm — keep crisp — keep green.” And it does. Garnish as you will.  A little butter or olive oil. Hollandaise. Romesco....

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A Moroccan Evening

A Moroccan Evening

Savannah, Georgia; December 22, 2017:  If you love travel, the exotic, and food, and if you haven’t been to Morocco, GO. You will not be disappointed. From the fishing villages on the Mediterranean and Atlantic to the ski resorts of the Atlas Range,  there is something for everyone in Morocco. I remember a few years ago when The Lord of the Rings movies were being filmed in New Zealand, that foreign island nation went onto everyone’s...

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Preserved Tomatoes with Meyer Lemon

Preserved Tomatoes with Meyer Lemon

Savannah, Georgia; December 13, 2017: For the past few weeks, I have been harvesting big, orange-sized Meyer lemons from my tree. I first wrote on the blog about Meyer lemons almost exactly 10 years ago, in a piece about Christmas, which included recipes for Lemon Squares. (You can read the blog here.) I was living in Washington, DC, at the time, but the couple who had bought our house in Charleston continued to send me lemons from my tree...

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