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Robert St. John

Restaurateur, author, enthusiastic traveler, & world-class eater.

Feeding Mississippians is my life’s work.

I’ve been doing that in my restaurants since 1987. Then through my cookbooks, and also through the good work of Extra Table, a grassroots non-profit I founded back in 2009. Whether you’ve been part of this journey with me for years or are just stopping by, I’m glad you’re here. Onward!

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Everyone has a personal wonderland. When my brother visits a hardware store, a garden center, or a tackle shop he…

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Featured Recipe

RSJ’s Smoked Yellowfin Tuna Dip

The smoked tuna dip at Harbor docks is, by far, the best in the area. Actually, it’s the best I have ever tasted. Over the years I have taken a few stabs at recreating a Harbor Dock’s version, but always come up short. After several failed attempts, and facing a cookbook deadline, I finally worked up a recipe for smoked crab dip, which is excellent, though my wife still prefers Harbor Docks smoked tuna dip.

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RSJ loves music and is always reliving his days disc jockeying the midnight shift for WHSY FM. Follow this link to listen to what he's listening to this month.

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