Cooking in the fall in the coastal South

Cooking in the fall in the coastal South

November 10, 2016; Savannah, Georgia: Sometimes I wonder how on earth I managed to do everything I did before I “retired.” I put that in quotation marks because I still run my business and go to culinary events and speak at museums and conferences — as well as keeping house and gardening. But when I think back to when I ran my store, tested recipes, shopped and cooked for at least two meals each day, and wrote a half dozen...

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Hawai’i

Savannah, Georgia; October 4, 2016: Hawai’i was never on my bucket list, really, but I’m so glad I went. I’d go back. My husband had been asked to speak at a conference in Honolulu so I flew out to join him. We were in the city for several days, then rented a cottage on the West Side of Kauai, way out in the last village on the island, where it was sunny, flat, and dry — the polar opposite of my preconceived notions of...

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Arugula/Rocket/Roquette/Rucola

Arugula/Rocket/Roquette/Rucola

Savannah, Ga; September 2, 2016. The wind and rain are raging outside, mostly in gusts, as Tropical Storm Hermine passes through the area. I’m staying at home, wishing I had picked up some salad greens yesterday on my way home from Charleston. The salad rocket (Eruca sativa) has long since burned up in the garden, but the wild arugula, a species of the Diplotaxis genus, has naturalized and continues to produce, even though I have not let...

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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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