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Recipes: Fish and Shellfish

Southern Comfort Spa Style! Spa Food & Culinary Week at The Golden Door

Spa-ahhhh. This week’s travels have taken me to and through the Golden Door Spa in Escondido, California for Culinary Week. It’s been fantastic. I think some of the guests were surprised that I was the choice — Southern food? Really? Well, clearly I didn’t make Fried Chicken, but I did make recipes from Bon Appétit,… Read more »

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Salt: Making Every Grain Count & The World’s Most Essential Mineral

Did you know there are more about 10,000,000 crystals per pound of salt? I get lots of questions about salt. I have at least twelve different salts in my kitchen. In general, I cook savory foods with plain old Diamond Brand or Morton’s coarse kosher salt. I use fine sea salt or uniodized salt for… Read more »

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Southern Saturdays with Virginia: Seafood Gumbo

It’s so cold in much of the country. This winter has been astonishing! It’s snowed twice in Atlanta, Georgia and we were shut down for a week. Last week I was in Birmingham, Alabama for Food Blog South and it was freezing! Even though it was cold, I had a great time listening and learning… Read more »

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