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Happy First Year Birthday, Soul Food!

August 16th, 2014 by

  Today, Soul Food: The Surprising Story of an American Cuisine celebrates its one year birthday! It has been quite a year since August 15, 2013. Soul Food got off to a great start by selling out its first printing . . . …
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Southern Mafia Lunch at Butter (Part Two)

June 7th, 2014 by

Yes, you thought it might be over but the fantastic food kept a coming! Some spring peas in their pods, first-of-the-season softshell crab, and a wild mushroom tortellini. THEN, some asparagus, an AMAZING halibut porterhouse and some macaroon cookies for …
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The Southern Mafia Lunch at Butter ( Part One)

June 7th, 2014 by

One of my biggest scores for the James Beard Awards weekend was an invite to the “Southern Mafia” lunch. It’s a great time for some folks to gather and support the Southern Foodways Alliance.  The meal was hosted by Chef …
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2014 James Beard Foundation Award Recap–”Soul Food” Wins!

June 7th, 2014 by

You may not know that there are two James Beard Foundation Award ceremonies–one for those who talk about, televise and write about food and the more well-known other for the chefs and the restaurants. I arrived at the Gotham Hotel in …
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2014 James Beard Foundation Award Ceremony Recap–The Meal

June 7th, 2014 by

The 2014 James Beard Foundation Awards Dinner was an amazing experience! The weekend was a blur so my bad on the delay in posting. First, here’s a rundown of the meal: Matt and Ted Lee (a.k.a. “The Lee Brothers”) were …
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Yes, San Antonio’s Got Soul (Food)!

June 5th, 2014 by

With the NBA Finals getting underway, I felt it was appropriate to provide this public service announcement: San Antonio has got soul food! When I ate my way through the country in 2011, I was pleasantly surprised to find two very …
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A Nashville Dining Guide for Stanford Cardinal Fans

April 5th, 2014 by

Welcome to Music City, Nerd Nation! As Minnie Pearl used to tell the audiences at the Grand Ole Opry, “We’re just so glad you came.” With the grand occasion of the Stanford women’s basketball team in the Final Four, I’ve teamed …
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A Memphis Dining Guide for Stanford Cardinal Fans

March 26th, 2014 by

Going to Memphis to cheer on the Stanford Cardinal in the “Sweet Sixteen” round of the Men’s NCAA Basketball Tournament? As a certified barbecue judge, author of a book on the history of soul food, and most importantly, a Stanford …
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My Top 10 List of Soul Food Joints . . . Printed in USA Today!

December 12th, 2013 by

One of the most frequent questions that I get is “What’s your favorite soul food joint in the entire country?” That’s a tough question because I have a larger sample size than your average person, and here’s why. In 2011, …
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