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Frying the Friendly Skies: Old-Fashioned Apple Hand Pies

I’m off on a whirlwind tour of Texas teaching at Central Market this week.  Last week I was in Nashville, Atlanta, and Chicago. I had a great time teaching at the Viking in Franklin. I also got to speak at the Culinary Historians of Chicago meeting on the “Exceptionalism of Southern Foodways.” Folks ask me… Read more »

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Southern Saturdays with Virginia: Vidalia Onion Quiche

Spring may mean lamb to some, asparagus to others, and perhaps for a lucky few, spring means morel mushrooms. Not for me. Spring for me means Vidalia onions are in season. The season starts with the baby Vidalia’s. They look like an overgrown green onion or like an overly  bulbous leek. A short while later… Read more »

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Thanksgiving Morning: Two Great Ways to Start the Day

Twitter, Facebook, blogs, and websites – everywhere you look are recipes or stories about Thanksgiving sides or The Best Turkey. I’m guilty, too having sent out recipes for winter greens and winter vegetable gratin just last week. But, I was talking to some folks this past weekend at Mistletoe Market in Perry, GA and we… Read more »

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Derby Y’all: French Toast Casserole with Bourbon Crème Anglaise

This week was y’all filled. Seriously y’all filled. I was a guest on Paula Deen’s Best Dishes on Saturday and Monday on Food Network. And, the May issue of her magazine, Cooking with Paula Deen has a feature on me with my recipe for French Toast Casserole. She was really, really nice. We had a… Read more »

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