Monthly Archives: February 2014

Perez Barbecue In Bartlett Texas Is Not Closed

I got wind of a possible closure of Perez Barbecue up in Bartlett, Texas via Twitter last week so I called the family to see if the rumor was true. It’s not. Family patriarch Sodie Perez is recuperating from heart … Continue reading

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Dolester Miles Of Highlands Bar And Grill Snags James Beard Nomination

Update March 2016 Ms Miles has been nominated for yet another James Beard Award. ———————- Dolester Miles is one of USA’s best pastry chefs. Now, national media have started to figure out what Alabamians have known for decades: when you … Continue reading

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Appalachia Proud: New Farm To Market Program In Eastern Kentucky

The old days when good, $15 an hour jobs mining coal were readily available in Southeastern Kentucky are long gone. Nowadays the big employers are Wal Mart, Cracker Barrel, and CSX (formerly L&N Railroad.) You’ll work your fingers to the … Continue reading

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The State Of Crispy Tacos In Austin Texas Part One: Tamale House East

I would venture to say that 90% of all Anglo-Americans’ introduction to Mexican food is via the crispy taco. The pleasures of an Old El Paso Taco Dinner kit to a young palate are manifold. Growing up in Eastern Kentucky, … Continue reading

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Listen Up Asheville North Carolina: Elizabeth Engelhardt Is Coming

One of my favorite food scholars, Elizabeth Engelhardt, is heading up to the rugged mountains of western North Carolina to speak at UNC Asheville. Her lecture is titled “In Praise of the Edges: Southern Food Studies from Appalachia to Texas” … Continue reading

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2014 International Craft Brews and Food Fair: Convention Centre Dublin

Pearse Lyons is a man on a mission. After receiving his Bachelor of Science degree in biochemistry, and a Master of Science degree in brewing technology from National University of Ireland in Dublin. Lyons went on to earn his Ph.D. … Continue reading

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