Things no Southern cook will ever say

There are some words and phrases you’ll just never hear come out of certain peoples’ mouth. Like, you’ll never hear from a UK basketball fan “Wow, that was a close game. I like it when the teams are evenly matched like that.” No, what you’ll hear a Kentucky basketball fan say is “What the heck…

Don’t Cook in Your Bikini – a letter to my sons

Today, I was working on my cookbook. It’s a book I’ve been working on for my sons for the past 10 years. First, handwritten, and then entered into the computer and now organized and digitized, it’s almost finished. I’ve got a few more recipes to add, and a few pictures to throw into place, but…

Castle for sale, right down the street

So, the castle down the street from my childhood home is for sale. No, I don’t mean a really nice house. I mean a castle. Let me explain, it’s a real castle. We’re talking about a huge multi-turreted-building-in-the-middle-with-a-courtyard-between-it-and-four-fortress-walls castle. This palatial estate on more than 252 acres in the middle of horse country in Central…