Over the Memorial Day weekend, we had a few friends over for a potluck dinner and had a chance to sample two more Tuesday wines, which couldn’t have been more different. The first was Louis Latour’s Pinot Noir that we enjoyed with appetizers of herbed goat cheese and olives. The second was a Cabernet Sauvignon by Catena that was served with the grilled pork loin entrée.
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For folks around the Gulf Coast region, Po-Boy’s are a very personal food. Southerners have very particular preferences to where they eat Po-Boy’s and what comes on them. Whether to order them “Dressed” with shrimp(lettuce, tomatoes, pickles, mayo), or as my sister would, with just ketchup? No matter where you’re favorite place is to have a Po-Boy, from Mother’s in New Orleans, to my personal favorite Harbor View Cafe ( in Long Beach,MS), they all have one necessary common ingredient…Fresh Louisiana French Bread. Po-Boy’s are often imitated, outside the coastal region, but rarely duplicated, simply because it’s hard to find fresh, Louisiana, French Bread that far from the source. To my surprise, AJ’s Famous Seafood, in Marietta,GA, actually comes close.
With summer just around the corner, my thoughts (stomach) turn to summer food treats. Some foods just scream summertime. Burgers, milkshakes, fresh-squeezed lemonade … you get the idea. Summer treats are fun.
If you’re like me, you get excited after a long, cold winter when the temperature begins to climb and the days start to lengthen in anticipation of summer. Along with blooming flowers and bountiful vegetable gardens, summertime provides the perfect backdrop for backyard barbeques and impromptu dinners with friends over a bottle (or two) or good wine.
So this weekend, “Mark D.” and I stopped by the Atlanta Metro Cooking Show to check it out and go to see Paula Deen. In short, I was a little disappointed. To be fair, that’s partially my fault due to having set my expectation perhaps a bit too high. I mean, Tyler Florence, Paula Deen, Mario Batali, Richard Blais, and Bobby Flay were coming, so it had to be pretty good, right? Wrong.