New Fashioned Cowboy Beans & Ribs — Hopalong Cassidy would be proud.

Food Snob Chronicles — New Fashioned Cowboy Beans & Ribs

It was hardly yesterday or even the day before, but I remember it well. As a youngster around three, the nice ladies at Candy Land Day Care convinced us to eat barbecued beans by calling them Cowboy Beans. Sure, that’s what they’re called. But the cowboy part had most of us thinking we were eating […]

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New Fashioned Cowboy Beans & Ribs — Hopalong Cassidy would be proud.

Food Snob Chronicles — New Fashioned Cowboy Beans & Ribs

It was hardly yesterday or even the day before, but I remember it well. As a youngster around three, the nice ladies at Candy Land Day Care convinced us to eat barbecued beans by calling them Cowboy Beans. Sure, that’s what they’re called. But the cowboy part had most of us thinking we were eating […]

Cast Iron Fried Chicken — Crispy-on-the-outside and juicy-on-the-inside. Yardbird nirvana.

The Unorthodox Epicure — Southern Pan Fried Chicken and a visit with Mr. D

I’ve had more favorite fried chicken versions than Henry VIII had wives. For most of my years, my father’s Sunday Fried Chicken was the best. But along the way, I favored Kentucky Fried Chicken (only for a few days in 1976), the drumsticks served by the Fairmont Hotel in Dallas, the Peg Legs once offered […]

Spicy Fried Rice w/ Crispy Gizzards — This is the delicious happening of the American South meeting the Far East.

Food Snob Chronicles — Spicy Fried Rice w/ Crispy Gizzards

I know what you’re thinking. ‘Gizzards?’ Yeah, gizzards. Through the years I’ve learned that some people don’t care for them because they are among the eight (or nine if you’re KFC) traditional chicken pieces, while others just can’t stand the texture. I love them though, no matter how they’re sliced. (Or cooked.) As a child, […]