Hillbilly Fried Rice

So we come to it. The fusion dish to end all fusion dishes.

From The Fifth Taste: Hillbilly DeLuxe Dinner

Alright, it’s true: multiple award-winning chef Bradley Ogden, the originator of this dish did not call it Hillbilly DeLuxe Dinner. That right there is my very own nomenclature. But, I figured that since I fiddled with his recipe, which I found in The Fifth Taste, to the point of substituting no less than five ingredients […]

Why Do I Fear Cooking Fish?

Why do people have cooking phobias? I had to ask myself that last night, because I pan fried some catfish coated in stoneground cornmeal and spices, to the raptures of Zak and Morganna. I pan-fried catfish, because Morganna asked me to, because it is one of her favorite dishes, and she wanted something good for […]

Southern Thanksgiving Tradition: Sweet Potato Pie

When it comes to Thanksgiving, my thoughts do not go tripping down to the pumpkin patch; instead, the sweet potato vine beckons. I gew up with my Grandma making both pies, though in truth, she preferred making the sweet potato pies. I know why. Not only do they cook up into a tastier, smoother custard, […]

Country Folk Fusion: Pig and Greens

I’ve expounded before, early on in the writing of this blog, about the propensity for Applachian country folk to love the pairing of pork with greens. I have also made note of the Chinese folk’s love of greens and pork in a past posting, and have always wondered internally that perhaps pig meat and greens […]

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