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Open Thread (Stanford update, and more)

While I’ve been busy, there has been some news, much of it on issues I’ve been following:

At his sentencing hearing, the Houston Chronicle reports that Allen Stanford almost edged up to an apology at his sentencing hearing, and then took it back.  “He had tears in his eyes and said, ‘I’m so sorry,’” […]

John Currence profiled on Channel 5’s “Andy’s Restaurant Scorecard”

As the title said, there’s a nice piece on Channel 5 in Memphis about Currence.  I make a brief appearance.  You can read the text here.

John Currence on Top Chefs Masters in April

The chef line-up for the next Top Chef Masters, beginning April 6th, has just been announced.  John Currence is one of the competitors!  Here’s his bio on the Top Chef site.

Others include Sue Zemanick of Gautreau’s in New Orleans and Hugh Acheson of Five & Ten in Athens, Georgia.

Bouré to move into Downtown Grill space

The Eagle reports news circling around town the last few days– that Bouré is moving into the Downtown Grill space.  Apparently, the deal hasn’t closed, but the plan is for the Grill to close in April and Bouré to move into the space sometime thereafter without substantial alterations.

John Currence, the owner of Bouré, […]

Bon Appetit lists Big Bad Breakfast’s Cathead among nations best retaurant dishes under $10

Donald Link’s Cochon Butcher in New Orleans also has a dish on the list:

1/ Tristar strawberry salad with mozzarella, balsamic, mint, and gray salt; $9; Roberta’s, Brooklyn

2/ Cathead (house-made buttermilk biscuit with fried chicken and a slice of cheddar); $6; Big Bad Breakfast, Oxford, Mississippi

3/ Arista sandwich (roasted suckling pig with […]

John Currence’s fried chicken recipe in Esquire, and his kitchen in Saveur

Saveur magazine has an article about John Currence’s home kitchen renovation.  The story– weirdly enough, without the photos– is online.

I’m even more interested to see that Esquire Magazine this month has his version of Willie Mae Seaton’s fried chicken recipe,.  I’m assuming that he has the general method down from the time spent […]

Saturday Morning Various

Donna Ladd at Jackson Free Press highlights the money quote from Wyatt Emerich’s editorial in the Jackson Northside Sunn endorsing Crisler in the Jackson mayoral race.  I read it as Emerich finding his inner Citizen Council member:  “We have begun to accept the reality that segregation is not the same as racism. We […]

Favorite Sons and Daughter at the Beard Awards

John T. Edge, Who’s Who, author of Southern Belly, A Gracious Plenty, cofounder of the Southern Foodways Alliance

John Currence, Chef/Owner at City Grocery, Big Bad Breakfast, Snackbar, and Bouré

Martha Foose, author of Screen Doors and Sweet Tea, and co-founder of the Bottletree […]

I’ll repeat: A great day for Oxford at the Beard Awards

John T. Edge’s Twitter feed:

At Beard Awards. South shows well. Currence n Latta n Foose win. Jack Arnold of Arnold’s Country Kitchen woos his wife and the masses.

And John T. in the who’s who, Matha’s Oxford connection’s (noted prevoiusly), and Currence has 4 restaurants in this town.  Great day for Oxford. […]

Congratulations to Martha Foose, Best Cookbook: American, Beard Award Winner

For Screen Doors and Sweet Tea.

This is a huge night for food in Oxford– John T. Edge being inducted into the Who’s Who, Currence’s Best Chef South, and now Martha, who lived a long while in Oxford and co-founded Bottletree Bakery with Cynthia Gerlach (she’s now working with Viking in Greenwood).  Great news […]