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February 2014

On Southern Cooking: Gumbo Z’herbes and Seafood Gumbo

  Southernism of the Week Gumbo: A soup or stew associated with lower Louisiana, evolved from cuisines of the French, Spanish, Indians and African cultures that populated the region. Also refers to many components blending together to create a new form that’s better than the individual parts. Think jazz music or …

On Cooking Southern: Bouillabaisse and Chowder

SOUTHERNISM OF THE WEEK Fish or cut bait: Quit’cher procrastinating and talking it to death. Act now or get out of the way…. Either get on with the activity, or sideline yourself and become part of the process. The expression is interchangeable with put up or shut up, and our more vulgar …

Is Sugar Killing Us? Maybe.

Natural Sweeteners Versus Artificial Sweeteners During 2014 The Old Bride intends to explore trends in food science and preferences, and to share my findings with our readers. We’ll check out the wheat belly/no-gluten diet, the Paleo diet, food allergies and sensitivities, and other hot topics. In the works for months, …

On Cooking Southern: Multicooker Minestrone

Southernism of the Week Here’s the deal: You’d better listen up because what I have to tell you is the way it is and the way it’s gonna be. (For example, “Here’s the deal. The 12th Man is coming to any Seahawks party, and he will get in your head. Just …