Food, Glorious Food

My parents were both good cooks, and my six siblings and I ate well growing up: chicken gumbo, breaded veal cutlets with red beans and rice, stuffed mirlitions, eggplant casserole, crawfish bisque, boiled shrimp and crabs, etc. For certain meals, however, like fried chicken, a kid had to move quickly …

Food, Glorious Food!

My parents were both good cooks, and my six siblings and I ate well growing up: chicken gumbo, breaded veal cutlets with red beans and rice, stuffed mirlitions, eggplant casserole, crawfish bisque, boiled shrimp and crabs, etc. For certain meals, however, like fried chicken, a kid had to move quickly …

Gumbo Time

November 6th and I’ve still got okra blooming in my garden! Amazing! My Dad always grew okra and tomatoes, back in New Orleans where I grew up, and here I am, 50 years later, doing the same thing in St. Louis. I’ve got several plastic bread bags filled with chopped …