Lowcountry Legends

August 17, 2016. Savannah, Georgia. It was the last week of February 2007. I got an email from the Charleston Wine & Food Festival informing me that they were going to honor me with their first “Culinary Legend” award given to an individual. At the time, I was being courted to open a lowcountry restaurant in New York, and had booked travel to the Big Apple that weekend, when the festival was to be held. Though I felt odd...

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Culinary discoveries

Culinary discoveries

August 16, 2016; Savannah, Georgia It’s been such a hot summer, the hottest on record nearly everywhere. I haven’t been cooking as much as I usually do, though I somehow manage to post a culinary image on Instagram or Facebook nearly every day. A video I posted on Instagram of me salting shrimp the way my mother used to on our sailboat has been viewed 2000 times in the past couple of days. It has no sound, but I described the simple...

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BLOOD ON THE RIVER III

BLOOD ON THE RIVER III

I cannot tell you how excited I am to be involved in the Third Annual Blood on the River event.  My post from last fall was one of my most read and praised of my nearly 10 years of blogging. Do come join us! Blood on the River Lowcountry Boucherie October 23, 2016 World renowned Chef John Folse will lead 70 chefs in the Third Annual BLOOD ON THE RIVER boucherie in the fabled South Carolina Lowcountry. Produced by Tank Jackson of Holy...

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On Food Photography

On Food Photography

Savannah, GA; July 13, 2016: Steve Boss is the host of the excellent GREAT TASTE culinary radio program. The station, KRUU-LP 100.1 FM, is a solar-powered, open source, independent, non-commercial, listener-supported, grassroots community low power radio station, broadcasting 24 hours a day and 7 days a week since launching on September 30th, 2006 in Fairfield, Iowa. 100% of the programs at KRUU are produced by up to 100 volunteer hosts who...

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Santa Fe

Santa Fe

Santa Fe, New Mexico; July 2, 2016  We’ve been in Santa Fe for a week and the weather has been beautiful and the company, sublime. I made Chicken Country Captain for 12 one night and tonight we’re having Donna’s Vidalia Onion Tarte Tatin with fresh green peas and rack of lamb. Peas are just coming in here! I’ve recently become friends with Ronnie Dixon, who is the Mayor of Vidalia, and he sent us a big box of onions to...

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Corn, Vidalias, and Raspberries

Corn, Vidalias, and Raspberries

June 12, 2016, Savannah GA:  Seems that every time I cook something delicious and go to blog about it, I find that I already did so 7, 8, or 9 years ago. I think I’ll just stop looking back and go ahead and write about the dishes. It actually might be interesting to compare what I say about the dish now and what I said then. And, truth be told, I’m writing to distract myself from the horrible reality of the day, having awakened to...

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