Thinking Outside the Biscuit

I didn’t try the Southern Chicken Pot-Pie Biscuit or any of its competition at the sixth annual International Biscuit Festival last Saturday in beautiful downtown Knoxville, Tenn. To do that, I would have had to stand in line to pay $10 that would have entitled me to five biscuit samples — not a bad deal, […]

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A Cook’s Tour of Mississippi

I wrote my first cookbook when I was a rookie reporter at my hometown newspaper, The Clarion-Ledger, in Jackson, Miss. I was just learning how to cook then, and knew nothing about writing a recipe, but I did show an aptitude for spotting food-related stories about my Mississippi heritage that were worthy of preserving. My […]

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Delta Hot Tamale Festival

This new year, I am expanding my social media horizons by dipping into Storify – a great way to create online scrapbooks of sorts drawing from all media sources. With help from my literary assistant Teresa Hendrix, I “storified” one of my favorite experiences of 2013: being a judge at the Delta Hot Tamale festival. […]

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