Dining with Doc

Richard’s Gumbo

Despite the heat of Dog Day’s, football season is just around the corner and with that comes the joyous feast called Tailgating. Gumbo is arguably the most popular Tailgating dish and I persuaded Richard Lewis, a genuine son of the South (born in Gulfport, Mississippi and LSU alum) to share his recipe and technique for …

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The Undisputed Queen of Southern Sandwiches

Deep South delicacies are closely tied to tradition and soil. Tomatoes stand almost alone as the most heralded miracle from our gardens.  Thomas Jefferson is credited as America’s first pioneer of the tomato, bringing seeds over from England for Monticello’s revolutionary gardens. Tomatoes vary in appearance and taste. Industrialized supermarket tomatoes are tasteless travesties that …

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America’s Feast

Some things are truly American. Our music-gospel, blues, country, bluegrass, rock, jazz-changed the cultural landscape. Food, American-style, is a multi-cultural, ever-evolving melting pot that welcomes new recipes while honoring tradition. It’s summertime, and outdoor celebrations dot the landscape. Few compare to Independence Day. July 4 is not only the nation’s birthday, but an occasion when …

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