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 By David Spooner    Food    December 1, 2022 

Southern Cuisine - December

I was scanning through some of my past articles searching for topics that I had mentioned in the past. The most obvious topic appears in the articles in the last two months of the year. What I had...

 
 By David Spooner    Food    October 1, 2022

Southern Cuisine - October

It is that time of year! Harvesting your garden and picking fruit from your orchard and trading some of your excess with your neighbors for their excess vegetables and fruit. And do not forget the...

 

Southern Cuisine - September

We just came back from my somewhat annual summer vacation to Ruidoso New Mexico. We went out to eat more than in the past and we cooked more than in the past and since we were celebrating our 30th wed...

 
 By David Spooner    Food    August 1, 2022

Southern Cuisine - August

“As a Super Bowl commercial showed, people weren’t quite sure what to make of the items delivered in their Uber Eats orders, as they attempt to eat products ranging from a stick of deodorant to a...

 
 By David Spooner    Food    July 1, 2022

Southern Cuisine - July

It was time for my yearly pilgrimage to Saint Francisville, Louisiana. It was time for the literary festival celebrating Walker Percy's life and works. There are lectures about “The movies of the Mo...

 
 By David Spooner    Food    June 1, 2022

Southern Cuisine - June

I just saw what the inflation rate is and what the rate is expected to rise to before the year is over. I did not have to read the newspaper or watch the news to tell me that everything is getting mor...

 
 By David Spooner    Food    May 1, 2022

Southern Cuisine - May

Though this article is titled Southern Cuisine, I’m adding a subsection this week titled, Southern Weather. If you have not heard, we had a tornado go through Lowndesboro. Though I have not heard...

 
 By David Spooner    Food    April 1, 2022

Southern Cuisine - April

I was surfing the web, looking for ideas for my next article. I came across several articles that caught my eye. They were articles written about the fast food restaurants that on the surface sounded...

 
 By David Spooner    Food    March 1, 2022

Southern Cuisine - March

The recipes chosen for this issue were determined by the weather and age.. Last night was the coldest for the year. It is only February, so colder days could come back at anytime. Besides the...

 
 By David Spooner    Food    February 1, 2022

Southern Cuisine - February

With the weather being cold and wet, I have been spending more time at home. So, every day the same question comes to my mind. What is a good meal to eat on a winter’s day? I have watched my share...

 
 By David Spooner    Food    January 1, 2022

Southern Cuisine - January

I hope you and your family had a wonderful holiday and were able to celebrate Christmas with your loved ones. This time of year is all about tradition. With Covid still lingering, busy schedules, and...

 
 By David Spooner    Food    December 1, 2021

Southern Cuisine - December

This is not a normal year. Covid19 has changed everything. You cannot take the same trips that you use to take. You cannot visit places you were planning to visit this year. You cannot buy things you...

 
 By David Spooner    Food    November 1, 2021

Southern Cuisine - November

Every cook has a go-to cookbook for recipes but also as a resource for conversions, measure, and cooking guidelines. One of my resource books is The America’s Test Kitchen Family Cookbook. Since...

 
 By David Spooner    Food    October 1, 2021

Southern Cuisine - October

What to do this weekend. Having a hard time deciding what to have for your next meal? Don't cook! This is the season when it is sometimes too warm to cook and too cold not to cook. So when it is just...

 

Southern Cuisine - September

September is the bridge between summer and the start of fall, which is September 22. I can remember some hot Septembers. This is the time when the gardens around Alabama are at their peak in producing...

 
 By David Spooner    Food    August 1, 2021

Southern Cuisine - August

“From the land of Poka-sheen where anything that isn't Bone is no fosh.” That line, in Portuguese, is the description of the Azores on the cover of the Cornerstone CookBook printed at Lajes...

 
 By David Spooner    Food    July 1, 2021

Southern Cuisine - July

Currently, Chef Spooner is tending to family matters, so we are happy to include some previous favorites he submitted to the Gazette. With summer heating up and the recent July Fourth celebrations,...

 
 By David Spooner    Food    June 1, 2021

Southern Cuisine - June

Finally! It seems that there is a light at the end of the tunnel and it is not an oncoming train. The mandatory restrictions concerning masks has faded. Restaurants are trying to re-open even with the...

 
 By David Spooner    Food    May 1, 2021

Southern Cuisine - May

April lived up to the adage, “April showers will bring May flowers,” at least the shower part. I have been trying to do more yard work and re-design my garden. When I have time from work to start...

 
 By David Spooner    Food    April 1, 2021

Southern Cuisine - April

There is a glimmer of hope on the horizon. With improved numbers pertaining to the pandemic, people are now feeling safer and are tired of the restrictions that were placed on restaurants and even...

 
 By David Spooner    Food    March 1, 2021

Southern Cuisine - March

I was reading about Southern cooking traditions, the standards that define a Southern kitchen and a Southern cook and realized that the knowledge on how to fix these staples, these meals, these time...

 
 By David Spooner    Food    February 1, 2021

Southern Cuisine - February

Here is February, the Canned Food Month, National Cook A Sweet Potato Day, the Return Shopping Carts to the Supermarket Month, and the Hot Breakfast Month. With these month-long celebrations there is...

 
 By David Spooner    Food    January 1, 2021

Southern Cuisine - January

Hooray, the year 2020 is over! No one thought that 2020 would end up like it did. They are now looking forward to 2021. But we do not know how 2021 will turn out. No matter how 2021 progresses, we...

 
 By David Spooner    Food    December 1, 2020

Southern Cuisine - December

Last month I said that by the time you read the November article we may or may not know who is going to be the President of the United States. It is still a matter of discussion, but it looks like we...

 

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