Tennessee Barbecue on US-27

I told myself months ago that I needed to start exploring the barbecue in Tennessee. To be honest, some of what I’ve found I have not enjoyed at all, and do not wish to write stories about those restaurants. But a few pretty good places have turned up. Continue reading “Tennessee Barbecue on US-27”

4 Way Lunch, Cartersville GA

The week before we moved into our new place in Chattanooga, Marie had to go to Nashville for a week’s training and the girlchild was away with family. So my son and I had a few days to get into trouble, and also shuttle some carloads of boxes to the public storage unit down the street from our new place. Going back and forth and back and forth, it occurred to me that my son would certainly enjoy a few hours at Tellus Science Museum just north of Cartersville, and this would finally give me a chance to try a burger at a classic greasy spoon nearby. Continue reading “4 Way Lunch, Cartersville GA”

Food From Fiction 10: Taylor’s Pineapple Chicken Stir Fry

I did the last minute cooking, which the recipe said you were supposed to do ‘at the table in a sizzling wok before the admiring guests.’ A sizzling wok, my hind foot. Who did they think read those magazines?” –from The Bean Trees by Barbara Kingsolver Continue reading “Food From Fiction 10: Taylor’s Pineapple Chicken Stir Fry”

Food From Fiction 8: The Final Meal of Philip Boyes

“I have been a little careful to remind you of all these things, to show that we have good proof that every dish served at dinner was partaken of by two people at least, and in most cases by four. The omelette – the only dish which did not go out to the kitchen – was prepared by Philip Boyes himself and shared by his cousin. Neither Mr. Uruquhart, Miss Westlock nor the cook, Mrs. Pettican, felt any ill-effects from this meal.” – from Strong Poison by Dorothy L. Sayers. Continue reading “Food From Fiction 8: The Final Meal of Philip Boyes”