I am Tom Freeland, a lawyer in Oxford, Mississippi. The picture in the header is my law office. I'm on Twitter as NMissC

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Turkey Gumbo with Donald Link’s deer sausage (recipe and comments)

Turkey gumbo is my standard weekend post-Thanksgiving or Christmas production. It’s slightly tricky– turkey stock has a strong flavor that has to be accommodated in a way chicken or even seafood stock does not, and the turkey meat cannot stand any length of cooking in the stock without turning stringy.

A secondary issue with […]

A wonderful lunch at Herbsaint

Herbsaint has for quite some time been my favorite of the newish (that is, opened the last 20 or so years– in New Orleans, newness wears off more slowly) restaurants in New Orleans.  The kitchen there is consistently creative at a very high level.  Day before yesterday, my wife, daughter, and I had a […]

Off the Road Again and open thread

Just off the road, after court in South Mississippi, which left the natural option of a trip to New Orleans to see my kids, eat some of Donald Link’s incredible gumbo, catch some beads thrown by Drew Brees (pictoral evidence below), and to return to contemplate what tweaks I might make to my own […]