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

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

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 […]

Confession No. 10 – Anthony Bourdain took the words right from my mouth … minus some profanity and name calling

Dilled Green Beans — The first crop of 2014

It’s true. Sandra Lee’s show is a disaster, and Paula Deen’s food is generally bad. But Anthony Bourdain should have said more about the Food Network and its so-called ‘stars’ during a recent TV Guide interview. If you’ve not heard, Bourdain threw down the gastronomical gauntlet by basically trashing half of Food Network’s on-air talent. […]