WEEKLY COLUMN


Ugly Food

MILAN— “Ugly foods taste better.” That was the thought that came to me this morning as I was walking in the square in front of […]

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The Plate Talks

VENICE— The first time I ever thought about visiting this city, I almost didn’t. I was in the middle of a lengthy tour through Europe […]

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Fried Shrimp

Dining out in a nice restaurant is a treat. I feel blessed to work in an industry where people come to celebrate life’s special occasions— […]

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Thanksgiving 2017

They say the older one gets; the faster time seems to move forward. I don’t know who “they” are, but “they” are spot on. It […]

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On the Road

Wyatt Waters and I are in the middle of the busiest year we have ever experienced. During this this twelve month period, we will have […]

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Wild American Shrimp

On an upcoming episode of our new television series, Palate to Palette with Robert St. John and Wyatt Waters, the artist and I learn how […]

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From A Fruit Cart

Last week a documentary crew representing the Mississippi Bicentennial set up shop in my hometown and asked eight Hattiesburgers to film a three-minute documentary short […]

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Gratitude

I am feeling blessed today. There are a lot of benefits to being a restaurant owner for 30 years. The older I get, the more […]

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A Love Letter Home

Mississippi watercolorist, Wyatt Waters and I have just wrapped up the first season of our new television show, “Palate to Palette.” We filmed episodes all […]

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Steve the Rooster

How much does a rooster cost? Seriously, think about it. The king of the barnyard animals, the master of the roost, the cock of the […]

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Game-Day Breakfasts

The streak is over and it’s hard for me not to feel personally responsible. Last year my son’s high-school football team finished the regular season […]

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