Food for Life

For those of you who are faithful readers, you might remember an allusion I made to a place I use to frequent years ago in Boston that helped to cement my love for “Louisiana food.”  This is that story.  Years before I’d ever tasted my first boudin ball, pulled off the Interstate just to get […]

Fried Chicken and Wisdom

Fried chicken is like a religion to some folks; everyone has their own denomination, favorite house of worship, and everyone thinks they’re right.  The orthodox, the reformed, and more than a few fundamentalists make up these “churches,” which dot the landscape of the United States — especially the South — like missionaries’ crosses. Willie Mae’s […]

The Sound and the Fury

When Shakespeare wrote, “it is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing,” he probably didn’t have the BCS system in mind; nor did Faulkner when he subsequently appropriated it.  Judging from many of the conversations I have had of late, however, I cannot think of a better quote to describe the […]