Doc Lawrence

The Gourmet Highway: New Culinary Adventures

While the road is long and sometimes narrow, I never feel alone. The almost universal magic in communities, whether parts of a big city or small villages waiting for a visitor, provide unlimited opportunities for new friendships, cultural enrichment and, of course, flavors you never dreamed possible. I like to mix everything, moving from well-planned …

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THE GOURMET HIGHWAY: Revival Cuisine-American Originals

Visiting over 20 cities in ten states since the beginning of the year, a journey that included many a meal from the enticing country breakfast, to simple but filling lunches and, of course, some regal dinners, inspired a search for the cultural core of American food: Recipes. Like many, I have shelves filled with cookbooks, …

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The Gourmet Highway: Dare to Pair-A Delicious Journey

The first dinner table in America that served a variety of wines chosen for compatibility with the menu was at Monticello, Thomas Jefferson’s Virginia home. Jefferson, who loved to entertain guests ranging from politicians to foreign dignitaries, likely used these affairs to cultivate new friendships and alliances, perhaps occasionally converting an adversary into an ally. …

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Gourmet Highway: The Divine Wonders of Dining in Different Places

By Doc Lawrence – Charleston, New Orleans, Miami Beach, Memphis, Nashville, Louisville, Montgomery and Atlanta were a few of the large cities we visited along the Gourmet Highway. There were glorious stopovers at wonderful destinations like Highlands and Cashiers in the mountains of Western North Carolina and the grand city of Thomasville deep in south …

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Gourmet Highway: New Tennessee Whiskey, Wine Labels & Food Journeys

By Doc Lawrence – Traveling the greater South leads to discovery of food and good beverages, and where to find the best. This past year included one genuine surprise involving a legendary whiskey, arguably the most recognizable brand on the planet. There’s more: Respected wine experts-Master’s of Wine as they’re officially known-are urging some labeling …

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Gourmet Highway: Tailgating Down South-The Great Outdoor Feast

By Doc Lawrence – Tailgating in Baton Rouge on a game day Saturday outside LSU’s Tiger Stadium showcases cuisine that would “put many fine dining restaurants to shame,” according to the highly respected Tim McNally, a legendary New Orleans radio and TV host and former president of the New Orleans Food and Wine Experience. Tailgating …

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