This is a blog for people to discuss what they are eating. There is a theory that by journaling eating habits, people will eat healthier. I am trying to cook more at home and feed my family a wider variety of foods. People can just read or join as co-authors. Topics don't have to be recipes with nice photos. You can write about eating habits, special diets, culinary cultural differences, etc.

Friday, November 7, 2008

FOOD FANTASY -- The Exotic South

Confession. I am obsessed with Southern cooking. Holly asked what do I usually cook. But I'd rather answer with what would I RATHER cook... Oh, and so I let my fantasies run lose. Rather of sweets, I found myself hunting down pictures of gumbo, pulled pork and catfish. Yum, yum, yum. Been to the south only once and that was New Orleans 17 years ago. But Cajun food seared my heart. The fact that I can't get most of the spices here I think fuels the fantasy. Kenny Rogers once had a chain of his BBQ chicken restaurants here. Did I go crazy on the southern side dishes too, the potato casseroles, the hush puppies!!! Indeed, southern cuisine is exotic to me. Once late night surfing on the Internet, I found myself obsessed with southern cooking and wanting so badly to go to Dollywood amusement park for their best BBQ sauce competition....
So ready to try my hand or learn more about different styles of cooking.
My other fetish is barbequed meats -- kebabs, Jamaican jerk chicken, because again we don't have a BBQ at home. Just reading about it though makes me happy!!!



Blogger Arsenette said...

Omg.... those pictures look SCRUMPTIOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

November 8, 2008 at 8:03 AM

Blogger Some Kinda Wonderful said...

I must see what I can dig up for you from my memory. My Grandmother was pure Southern and she was the BEST cook. I try not to do much Southern cooking anymore because it isn't traditionally very heart healthy. My favorite "comfort foods" are definately Southern, tho. Ummmm, now I want fried chicken....

November 8, 2008 at 12:14 PM

Blogger chaki said...

Yes, the pictures are almost pornographic. Doesn't everyone have food fantasies?

November 9, 2008 at 3:52 PM

Blogger Arsenette said...

Omg.. yes.. I was going "oooooooh aaaaaaaaaaaah mmmmmmmmm".. yeah.. LOL now that I think of it.. it did sound pornographic in here LOL

November 10, 2008 at 9:54 AM

Blogger Some Kinda Wonderful said...

As long as you have a good sauce, which is not hard to make, you can make a very passable pork bbq in your slow cooker. I'll post my method for that soon. Hubby is going to make some for himself soon. (I don't like his sauce and he doesn't like mine. We have to make two batches)

November 10, 2008 at 10:42 AM

Blogger Arsenette said...

I might have to try that at some point. I have 2 crock pots (different sizes) and only used one of them once.. and it was a complete disaster.. oh that was so foul.. I mean.. it was so bad I had to toss it.. I never do that.. I try eating it.. this was not meant for human consumption.

November 11, 2008 at 9:03 AM


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