Monthly Archives: June 2016

CHICKEN-FRIED TEXAS STEAKS

When I was a kid, chicken-fried steak was my favourite restaurant food. A big slab of meat encased in batter and fried, accompanied by a big scoop of mashed potatoes and green beans, was the perfect meal. With everything smothered … Continue reading

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MYRTIE MAE’S – ONE OF ARKANSAS’ OLDEST EATERIES

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BATTERED RECIPE BOX FULL OF MEMORIES

My mother’s recipe box sits on the windowsill in our North Carolina kitchen where my eye falls on it twenty, maybe thirty times a day. I will never move it. Author Lee Smith in her Hillsborough home office on March … Continue reading

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MAHALIA JACKSON’ GLORI-FRIED CHICKEN

In 1968,  Mahalia Jackson, still at the height of her singing fame, started a fried chicken chain in Chicago, meant to be the black counterpart to country comedian Minnie Pearl’s own chain as well as a competitor to Colonel Sanders’s … Continue reading

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