New York’s Big Gay Ice Cream Truck is a pioneer and national award winner in the food truck business. They’re doing a Southern Tour, hitting North Carolina, Atlanta (yesterday & today), Birmingham (tomorrow, near Highlands at Five Points), and then Oxford outside Big Bad Breakfast on Friday afternoon. They are writing about the [...]
Last year, I made two batches of home-made fermented chili sauce, a version of Tabasco, working from Rob Walsh’s recipe in his book The Hot Sauce Cookbook. This is one of those recipes that is a real project– it requires lengthy drying and fermenting, and there’s no point in making just a bit of [...]
One of the best things about MidTown Farmer’s Market several years ago was the garlic being raised by Katherine Daigle, who called her stand the Garlic Lady. She had several types, and really understood the process, including meticulously drying the garlic after harvest. I would buy enough from her to last till [...]
This is the kitchen crew toasting the completion of the Big Gay Welcome Table benefit in New York City. My son T.H., who went up as part of John Currence’s crew, is closest to the camera on the left, with Currence visible just beyond him, and cookbook writer Virginia Willis just left of [...]
One of my favorite breakfasts is blueberries from my yard, peaches from Cherry Creek Orchard in Pontotoc, blackberries from another grower at MidTown Farmer’s Market (sorry I didn’t get the name), cantaloupes (these are from Lucedale because locals aren’t in yet, which seems a little late. I’ve learned to time all these things [...]
Grandmothers tended to be thrifty, one result being recipes saved on all kinds of scraps of paper. My grandmother tended to favor things the size of index cards, or that could be readily folded, because she kept hers in a small index box.
Taylor Davidson’s great-grandfather Willy S. Tatum was a Justice of the [...]
Tonight Micheal Pollan was in town. I would like to have gone and see him but work prevented. On the other hand, when I got home (late), I cooked a dinner he might have thought reasonable.
The main part of the meal was roasted local vegetables from farmers markets here along with some stuff [...]
Is poke salad poisonous?
I tried to answer this question three years ago.
The post has drawn the interest of thousands, always peaking in the Spring. It has also drawn comments from folks who have eaten poke salad or salat their whole lives with no adverse effects.
For a while my post about a [...]
… and you can’t show up at 7:45 and expect any of Linda Boyd’s asparagus. But I did get sugar snaps, romaine, English peas, new potatoes, squash, and more.
When I was out shopping today I noticed this food truck operating next to Liz’s Farmers Market on Old Highway 7 (North Lamar) above the 3-Way intersection.
Liz told me that, for now, they’ll be operating from 11-6 on Wednesdays and Saturdays. She says they’re from West Monroe, Louisiana.
I haven’t tried [...]