The Result of Seafood Market Frenzy

Friday, January 2nd, 2015

Playing now is a promotional TV Commercial paid for by Alabama Tourism telling the listener all about the treasure of Alabama Gulf seafood. It’s a good piece; and if one is from Minnesoooooota, it might be the end-all- be-all of reasons to winter or vacation in Alabama. That’s not a bad plan, but it’s not [...]

Veal Parmesan

Monday, September 16th, 2013

Ok, so it’s not veal.  I cannot get veal cutlets at my grocery stores here in Laurel without a special order, and that doesn’t fit the Austerity Program I have in place.  As a consequence, I use round steak or pork loin, or sliced chicken breasts, tenderized and gently pounded. The best part of [...]

Grits and Grillards

Monday, September 9th, 2013

Some things just go with each other. Grits and gravy do.
You got your shrimp and grits. You got your eggs and grits. You got garlic and grits and cheese and grits. There’s fried grits and grit soufflé. Everyone of those involved grits and some way to flavor the ground hominy corn.
“Nobody doesn’t like” [...]

Salumist, Once Again

Monday, December 10th, 2012

 Some time ago, two years to be precise, the Christmas season was the subject of one Blog. It was something about celebration, a Sicilian celebration of making and enjoying sausage on Christmas Eve.  I love the event and the making too.
It started all over again last Wednesday when the grocery sheets came out in a news paper [...]

Breakfast at the Bullet Proof Cafe

Thursday, December 6th, 2012

Sunday mornings at the Bullet Proof Cafe always include something good to eat. The ritual remains a big part of the week, either looking back or forward.
In January 1970 I found myself in San Sebastian, Spain. Such a beautiful place I found the next morning. The night before I had rambled around the area [...]

July 4, 2012

Thursday, July 5th, 2012

Summer time and the tomatos are ripe.
Gardens begin producing the most wonderful blessings, just like these.
None more wonderful than these. Tomatoes! At the Bullet Proof Cafe tomatoes are such a favorite item on the menu. They are eaten fresh on the standby Tomato and Bacon Sandwich and so many other ways. [...]

Simply A Great Dinner

Sunday, July 1st, 2012

Will gave me some different peppers. I got an idea for a side dish to accompany Chicken Marsala that was on the menu tonight at the Bullet Proof Cafe. They are so fresh.
Start with pealing off the skin which involves some charring.  Be patient, char, then place in an old time paper bag and [...]

Down Around The Cabbage Patch

Monday, November 21st, 2011

Everyone who cooks has a few favorite cookbooks.  One of mine belonged to my favorite Mother-in-Law.  She came from the Mississippi Delta and wore this cookbook out over many years.  I am not really sure which Printing this one is, but it abides among my favorites.
This past Sunday night at the Bullet Proof Cafe a Middle [...]

Mississippi Catfish Burrito

Saturday, November 5th, 2011

Lots of people enjoy Fish Tacos.  I do too.  One night when I was planning put them on the menu at the Bullet Proof Café, at the last minute I found that I had no corn tortillas anywhere.  Looking around I found some 12” flour ones and thought,  “Why not a Burrito?”  I poured a [...]

Keep it simple, Stooooopid

Wednesday, October 26th, 2011

We all go out for dinner. We love it when the chef cooks something very special for us. Over the years, at a restaurant, at Mom’s table, at home………it seems the very best is the simple stuff someone cooks. The simple “I can taste exactly what you cooked for my dinner or lunch [...]