White Pearls and Pimento Cheese

Take it from the town signage: in Greenville, MS, southern culture speaks for itself, and then some. Its citizens are a very creative group, and this includes cooks and culinary writers,  too. It goes without saying that you’re welcome at most any table in the South, and Greenville just may be the Ground Zero of […]

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Decatur Days

I was recently honored to be quoted in Travel & Leisure, describing – in an article about beautiful town squares – my love for my current hometown: Decatur, GA. This instance inspired me to blog about my next trip home (from teaching this semester at Ole Miss), to share my “local” scoop on Decatur culture and cuisine.  […]

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Ten Delta Tastes To Remember…

My best present of 2012 arrived just before Christmas. Though the official pub date of “Eat Drink Delta” isn’t until January 25, books arrived much earlier into the warehouse than expected and the good folks at UGA Press were able to arrange a tour with stops in Jackson, Greenwood, Clarksdale, Charleston and Indianola. My mother, […]

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Good to be back home!

My mom and I arrived in Jackson on Friday and it has been a nonstop yak-a-thon ever since! I grew up here, but we’ve both lived in metro Atlanta for many years and don’t get back often enough to visit. So when the great Lemuria bookstore agreed to host my very first book signing of […]

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