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Recipes: Essays

This Week I’m Hosting Martha Stewart Living Radio!

Greens, Gardening, & Grilling Quick note to let you know I’m hosting Martha Stewart Living Radio this week at 3:00 pm EST. Today, Monday July 23rd I’m with vegetarian cooking expert Nava Atlas, author of the awesome new book, Wild about Greens. I’ll also have BBQ Queen Judith Fertig on the line with her new… Read more »

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Wicked Tuna: A Deal with the Devil

Founded in 1888, the National Geographic Society, one of the largest nonprofit scientific and educational organizations in the world, works to inspire people to care about the planet. There were two magazines we weren’t allowed to play with when I was growing up: Southern Living and National Geographic. They were the “important” magazines. They were special…. Read more »

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HOMECOMING: COTTON FIELDS AND GEORGIA ASPHALT

The landscape of fiery, brilliant bursts of ochre, red, and yellow on the rolling hills around Atlanta slowly morphed into evergreen, tall loblolly pine, gnarly small leaf oaks, and bobbled sweet gum trees as I drove South this week to teach in Savannah. Unseasonally temperate, even for South Georgia, the thermometer in the corner of… Read more »

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Basic to Brilliant, Y’all: Behind the Scenes & Free Recipe Sampler!

Basic to Brilliant, Y’all is now on sale!  We sealed the deal on Christmas Eve of 2009. Can you believe it? Writing a cookbook is a long process. Most folks aren’t aware of just how long it takes. Yes, some books are pushed quickly through the system and some books, frankly aren’t always carefully produced…. Read more »

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