I have a dinner tank and a dessert tank Note: I think most of us are pretty stressed this evening, and going through old posts today, I thought I'd republish this one from 2005. It just makes me happy remembering this life, and the days when I tended to regularly write stories like this.When I was growing up, the nightly family dinner was a somewhat formal occasion. We'd … [Read more...] about Dessert Tank, Don’t Desert Me!
General Food Writing Archive
More general food writing from your hosts about their lives, growing up, what food means to them, etc. Brace yourself for trips down memory lane from a variety of authors, some silly, some sentimental.
David Jenkins is no longer with us, but his spirit is in this website through the stories he told us over the years. I was cleaning out old posts today and thought I would repost this one from April 2013.I grew up in a family that was not sophisticated about food. We were not sophisticated about many things ... the red Nash Rambler with Bible verses painted on both sides, … [Read more...] about Remembering Food …
How to make mayonnaise from scratch - and stories My first summer in Waxahachie was in 1962. I took the plane trip alone, and that by itself was enough to make the whole summer worthwhile. In those days, the “stewardess” would give a young traveler special attention. I was seated next to the galley where the choking cloud of cigarette smoke wasn't quite as thick, and I … [Read more...] about Memories – Making Mayonnaise From Scratch
Two quick notes. This story has nothing to do with food, but as always I memorialize the important things in my life on these pages. You will enjoy this story most if you have ever loved and lost an animal. Also, the story was originally titled "Russ's Chair," but the real name changed to protect my anonymity. That's no longer needed.When Mason was found in a forest … [Read more...] about This is Mason’s chair – a Dog Story
Updated 6/20 I'm indulging myself at the beginning of this review of Podnah's Pit Barbecue by taking a walk down memory lane. Click here if you'd like to jump to the review section. When I was growing up, I spent many summers on a big cattle ranch just down the road from the booming metropolis of Maypearl Texas, population less than 300. We had a sprawling old ranch house … [Read more...] about Review: Podnah’s Pit Barbecue