Monthly Archives: June 2012

Today’s Montgomery (Alabama) Advertiser

Yesterday I was at Old Alabama Town here in Montgomery cooking up a storm and journalist Allison Griffin and photographer Mickey Welsh documented the experience. Special thanks to Carole King of OAT, Robin Birdwell , the good people of Curb … Continue reading

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The Southern Discomfort Tour Rages On: Letter from a Birmingham Hotel

I am sitting in the town my Grandmother and Grandfather were born in just 13 years shy of a century ago.  Time is moving on. I am almost middle aged and I am finally here, in the Deep South coming … Continue reading

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A Picture Says 125 Words

Natchez, Mississippi/Melrose Plantation June 2012 Under the shade of live oaks looking ancient and grizzled with Spanish moss, a hog carcass was split and cooked over pecan wood while a small army of white and black people–young and mature, male … Continue reading

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Note on Marcus Samuelsson and the New York Times Freedom Garden piece

I was happy to talk to Eddie Huang about star chef Marcus Samuelsson I just wanted to clarify a few things: In talking with Eddie my first response to Marcus’ name (in the interview) was absolutely positive.  I think he … Continue reading

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Southern Discomfort Tour Begins–the Edible Beginnings

We are on the road headed towards Alabama now from North Carolina and Virginia where the Cooking Gene got off to a great start!  We are buying postcards to send our contributors and just overwhelmed by the hospitality and openness … Continue reading

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We made the Durham Herald Sun!

Hey just a note!  We are working on the posts for the first Cooking Gene blog entries and sorting through hundreds of pictures! Here’s a link to the Durham Herald-Sun just to whet your appetite! http://www.heraldsun.com/view/full_story/18934669/article-Scholar-kicks-off-Southern-Discomfort-Tour- thanks to the Herald … Continue reading

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