I originally ran this in August of 2020, but it bears repeating today because, well, we are making it today. The only difference is this time I added some guanciale, or jowl bacon to give a little extra oomph. So sit back and enjoy this blast from the past. A good time meal meant to be shared with friends. Guaranteed to please and to make a huge mess of things. But it is all worth it.


Southern Cuisine History: Frogmore Stew - Hidden Charleston

Growing up in the Bronx, NY you get used to certain things. You know that there is a pizza place on almost every corner and every one is different. Some have more cheese, some a little tangier sauce. So you go to the one that caters to your taste on that day. We knew where to get the best egg cream, or where to get the best Coke (back in those days the coke was mixed at the counter. One tap for the syrup and the other for the seltzer). We knew which deli made the best sandwiches and which one would even “trust” you to pay later. But these are different times now. The Bronx is only a memory and my wife and I have settled into this foreign country called North Carolina. No more egg creams or Manhattan Specials. We traded that off for bar-b-cue and a one…

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Retired and loving life in North Carolina. Writing was always an interest, so I decided to give this a try. Former teacher, Wall Street Brokerage Associate and Postmaster for USPS.


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