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Southern Review – Southern My Way : Simple Recipes, Fresh Flavors

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I’m quite particular when it comes to cookbooks, especially Southern cookbooks.  For instance, my favorite most recently purchased book is John Besh’s “My New Orleans”. It’s a beautiful compilation of amazing images, stories and delicately executed recipes.  It seems to me everyone these days has turned around and published a cookbook, most of those books being just down right awful.  Southern My WaySimple Recipes, Fresh Flavors by Gena Knox thankfully is not one of those books.

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Sustainable Wine Bottles?

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Occasionally we get things in to review and generally I wouldn’t be the one writing about wine but I was fascinated about the most interesting aspect of what we received in this box…the packaging.  I know it might be odd that a Southern based food blog would be talking about packaging, but I suddenly saw a sustainble future for wine.  A future that I hope other vineyards will get behind, it just will take a certain shift in stigma and hopefully more folks willingness to find a place for a cardboard bottles of wine on their counters.

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Southern Review – PaPa MoJo’s Roadhouse

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Driving down I-10, roll down the windows as you cross the Atchafalaya Basin and listen to the rhythms of the road mixed with the natural melodies of the swamp and soul of the muddy muddy smell of the Lousiana waterways.  Those beautiful rich sights and sounds are melded into the local Zydeco music, just like those of the neighboring Delta Blues.  Mel Melton and The Wicked Mojo’s new album PaPa Mojo’s Roadhouse is a great new example of Southern Zydeco and Blues fusion.  So why is the Hungry Southerner interested?  Mel Melton is also a great Southern Chef who infuses the spirit of his music into his Creole cuisine.

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