Recipes from the Heart

From Doc Lawrence

Our own Doc Lawrence shares his favorite recipes.
"Every recipe has a story. Many are priceless memories. They connect us like music and great literature."

Recipes From The Heart-XVIII

Few activities bring more comfort during our ongoing health crisis than preparing good food for dining enjoyment. These recipes are from American legends. They will bring a smile and are almost guaranteed to stimulate conversation and compliments. Hemingway’s Favorite Hamburger July 21 is the birthday of Ernest Hemingway, a bigger than life legend who embraced …

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Recipes From The Heart XVII

Internationally acclaimed Chef Thomas Keller observed that “a recipe has no soul. When you acknowledge, as you must, that there is no such thing as perfect food, only the idea of it, then the real purpose of striving toward perfection becomes clear: to make people happy, that is what cooking is all about.” These are …

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Recipes From The Heart XVI

“There really are not recipes, only millions of variations sparked by someone’s imagination and desire to be a little creative and different. American cooking is built, after all, on variations of old recipes from around the world.” James Beard. This week’s recipes are variations of Deep-South classics, particularly the cuisine of coastal South Carolinas, Georgia’s …

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Recipes From the Heart-America Loves Barbecue

There is one All-American food. Barbecue. It has different meanings depending on geography. In the Carolinas, barbecue is usually pork and is mopped with a vibrant vinegar-based sauce while cooking. Memphis is all about pork ribs and pulled pork cooked with a dry rub and served with a tangy vinegar-tomato sauce. In Georgia, the birthplace …

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Recipes from the Heart XIV

While gearing up for the July Fourth Celebration we selected these three recipes that will do wonders for sagging spirits as we continue to thoughtfully protect ourselves and others. One is from the bucolic Blue Ridge mountains, another from deep South Georgia and the finale from France incorporating those delicious in-season peaches. Hopefully, these bring …

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Recipes from the Heart XIII

These recipes honor the memory of my father. A child of the Great Depression and World War II, he was at heart a country boy even after he rose to lofty positions in banking and finance. His appreciation of good fresh food was remarkable and I’m forever grateful he passed this passion to his children. …

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Recipes from the Heart XII

“You don’t have to cook fancy or complicated masterpieces – just good food from fresh ingredients.”  – Julia Child You’ll enjoy these three delightful dishes that go a long way in stimulating the spirit by satisfying the appetite. Bonus: a Rosé for those hot days. Silk Road Skirt Steak Sate Ingredients: 2 pounds top sirloin …

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Recipes from the Heart XI

The selections for this week represent a cross-section of culinary culture: a revered chef/restauranteur, a nationally-respected business professional and a bakery owner. I first visited LeRuth’s of New Orleans in the 80’s. More than fine dining, it was transformational evening, a glimpse of epicurean paradise where elegance, superb food, fine wines and unparalleled service were …

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Recipes from the Heart – X

This week showcases Southern classics featuring some seasonal ingredients, spiced up with a recipe from the high-energy kitchen of Nashville super-star Carrie Underwood. My friend, Louisiana’s legendary Chef John Folse, one of the influential pioneers of television cooking, contributes his remarkably delicious Shrimp and Grits. There’s more: Fried Green Tomatoes from Mary Mac’s Tea Room …

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