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 By David Spooner    Food    July 1, 2020 

Southern Cuisine - July

Our economy depends on cash flow. Our farmers, ranchers and other small businesses need as much help as we can afford. Buy local and help your fellow Alabamians. Also, don’t forget to donate to...

 
 By David Spooner    Food    June 1, 2020

Southern Cuisine - June

Our economy depends on cash flow. Our farmers, ranchers and other small businesses need as much help as we can afford. Buy local and help your fellow Alabamians. Also, don’t forget to donate to...

 
 By David Spooner    Food    May 1, 2020

Southern Cuisine - May

Will the world ever get back to normal? Everyone is saying there will be a new normal. But then doesn’t that become the norm? How many new ‘normals’ are we going to have? Confusing isn’t it? E...

 
 By David Spooner    Food    April 1, 2020

Southern Cuisine - April

It is difficult not to comment on what is going on in the world today. First, the news is changing and updating so fast you cannot keep up. The vocabulary of everyday conversations includes phrases...

 
 By David Spooner    Food    March 1, 2020

Southern Cuisine - March

I attended a Beekeeping symposium last month after having mixed luck with my hives. There was an entire-day beginner’s class to review what you have been doing right with your bees and to keep from...

 
 By David Spooner    Food    February 1, 2020

Southern Cuisine - February

We ate our way through Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years Day. It was like we were bears preparing for hibernation. The problem being we are about halfway through winter and we have yet...

 
 By David Spooner    Food    January 1, 2020

Southern Cuisine - January

In past articles of the Alabama Gazette I gave a preview of what to expect in future articles. I commented about recipes in old cookbooks. The use of real ingredients not hydrogenated this and...

 
 By David Spooner    Food    December 1, 2019

Southern Cuisine - December

Guests and Food We are at the time of year I call, Guests and Food. You have guests and family in and out of the house for a little over two months and both months are food months. A large meal on...

 
 By David Spooner    Food    November 1, 2019

Southern Cuisine for November

I was having a difficult time coming up with recipes and ideas for this month’s article, but not because of writers block. With drought conditions and record heat, one does not think about autumn...

 
 By David Spooner    Food    October 1, 2019

Southern Cuisine for October

Fall has not arrived so any mention of warm soups and stews, fruit pies just out of the oven and canning the fruits and vegetables I have in the freezer would be premature. I'm staying with the theme...

 

Southern Cuisine for September

I was looking through past issues of the Alabama Gazette to check on topics that I wrote about in past Septembers. It seems that I complained about the hot weather. The topic never changes. It is late...

 
 By David Spooner    Food    August 1, 2019

Southern Cuisine for August

According to my WSFA weather app, the heat index that day was up to 109 degrees. It was almost hard to breath. I was outside picking figs, tomatoes, jalapenos, and pears. Not being a complete fool, I...

 
 By David Spooner    Food    July 1, 2019

Southern Cuisine for July

When I want to introduce a recipe, I tell a story about how I found or why I use the recipe. It is a roundabout way to the topic I want to discuss. However, there are times when the story has a very...

 
 By David Spooner    Food    June 1, 2019

Southern Cuisine for June

As I sit in what my wife and I call the Parlor, I am eating my favorite breakfast. Leftovers from the icebox. Here is a word that has lost its meaning over the years. No longer does a person deliver...

 
 By David Spooner    Food    May 1, 2019

Southern Cuisine for May

I made good use of some lovely Alabama spring weather to plant my garden. My wife planted her flowers; I planted my cherry tomatoes, mint, rosemary, and basil. My gardening philosophy is, “If you...

 
 By David Spooner    Food    April 1, 2019

Southern Cuisine for April

Even I have a “senior moment” when I have no idea why I am standing in the kitchen. Then it finally dawns on me. I came here to rummage through the kitchen cabinets, the freezer, the...

 
 By David Spooner    Food    March 1, 2019

Southern Cuisine for March

Have you ever watched a carpenter preparing to make a piece of furniture, or a artist starting to put their vision on a canvas? Or watched a professional chef prep for a meal? Have you noticed what...

 
 By David Spooner    Food    February 1, 2019

Southern Cuisine for February

If you are a visual learner and would like to watch some of the best shows on the television for learning or to fine hone cooking skills, I found shows that fit the bill. America’s Test Kitchen and...

 
 By David Spooner    Food    January 1, 2019

Southern Cuisine for January

Occasionally, there are programs on the television that are well worth viewing. The series CHEF TABLE on NETFLIX is one of them. I randomly watch some of the shows on RECIPE TV. They feature...

 
 By David Spooner    Food    December 1, 2018

Southern Cuisine for December

Pundits of the food industry and marketing have released their food trends for the upcoming year. Much of which is the same as last year. Healthier food is always an up and coming trend. Some of the...

 
 By David Spooner    Food    October 1, 2018

Southern Cuisine for October

An anniversary is the celebration of a recurrence of a date marking a notable event. Even though I was not a part of the Alabama Gazette when it first started, this October will be the anniversary of...

 

Southern Cuisine for September

I just read an article where a food writer discovered the Peanut Butter and Mayonnaise Sandwich! This writer must not read my article nor get around much. Even Garden and Gun has featured this...

 
 By David Spooner    Food    August 1, 2018

Southern Cuisine for August

I started writing this article on Friday the 13th. I got stung by a red wasp reaching to shut the dining room door. I reached to grab the door so I could then grab the door knob. I grabbed a red wasp...

 
 By David Spooner    Food    July 1, 2018

Southern Cuisine for July

There are signs everywhere that summer has arrived! Besides the obvious signs of it being too hot and too humid. There are more boats on the Alabama River, the plants in your garden are growing and st...

 

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