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Cooking 101: How to Chop Vegetables (Lowcountry Red Rice)

I like knives. Some people collect shoes–I have friends with more than 300 pairs of shoes. I have 20. I have at least 10 knives–chef, santoku, boning, etc. A good knife is useless if you don’t know how to use it correctly. When I visit other folks who are doing cooking, especially ones who have […]

Tomato Pie

The dog days of summer continue to bake broil us to death here in the south.  In addition to corn, strawberries, boiled peanuts and colorful squash and zucchini, the staple of the summer here in the south is the almighty tomato.  We grow plump, juicy ones that have a sweet acidity–unlike those round red things […]

Pickled Okra

I haven’t lived “at home” for over ten years. I think it took all this struggle lately for me to reconnect with most of the food I grew up eating. Sure, I’ve plied the culinary waters of Rome, standing over Francine making her sugo and Randy Swofford’s Cranberry Beef and pans of focaccia bread, and […]

Southern Style “Brown” Rice

Ham. Oh, ham.  I knew I’d have a love affair with the pig when growing up we had it at all major holidays. I’ve eaten more than my fair share of half-hog barbecue (vinegar-based) at Thanksgiving and Christmas while a bone-in shank portion of ham was reserved for Father’s Day, Mother’s Day, Easter, etc. Just […]