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Culinary adventuring versus culinary ruts

Some people are naturally adventurous, while others tend to be cautious and seldom step off the beaten path.  The same thing is true with foods.  Often, we learn our habits about food when we are very young and never stray … Continue reading

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New Years Day and what we’re really eating

It’s New Year’s Day, and while a lot is written about lucky foods and whatnot, what are people REALLY eating today? I can’t answer that question for the world, or even the Gulf Coast, but I can tell you what … Continue reading

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Grandma’s baked beans

When I was a kid, no family get together was possible without Grandma’s baked beans. They were everyone’s favorite, served hot at the occasion, packed home in butter dishes for leftover meals and served cold, and retrieved from her refrigerator … Continue reading

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Sweet potato and ham spoon bread

Spoon bread is a completely Southern dish, so what could be more “traditional” on the Gulf Coast?   It combines two of Southern foods’ favorite ingredients: sweet potatoes and ham.  Unlike most breads, spoon bread is not sliced and eaten, but … Continue reading

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