A popular mid- to late-summer vegetable in the sweltering hot southern United States is okra, alternately called “lady fingers” or quingombo in various places. There are several common preparations for okra, including breaded in cornmeal and fried, cut up and boiled in stews (like gumbo) as a thickener, […]
One of the most prolific fruits of the garden around these parts are peppers! In my yard, jalapenos and banana peppers and long green peppers grow like weeds (though I’ve never been able to grow decent bell peppers). And when I say prolific, I mean just a few […]
Well, the first step in pan frying fish is obviously to catch a mess of fish. It just so happens that recently the Roaming Parkers got word of a spot where the fish were biting! A buddy of ours went to this spot and caught 80 fish and […]
Food has powerful connotations. People associate foods very strongly with good times or with bad times. I bet a lot of Americans, just reading the words, “pumpkin pie” would think of Thanksgiving. Or smelling the combination of oranges and clove, they would think of Christmas.
The Roaming Parkers are foodies, and we recently had an outstanding food adventure in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. Oysters Rockefeller was invented in the late 1800’s in the now-famous New Orleans restaurant, Antoine’s. The inventor apparently took his recipe to the grave with him, so any modern rendition of the […]