Soul Food Stew

Soul food by definition is southern African-American food. The term gained popularity in the 1960's, but it's roots go further back than that. Soul food's southern origin dates as far back as the trans-Atlantic slave trade. Many plantation owners gave their slaves the left over/waste foods from the plantation. Such things as the dark greens … Continue reading Soul Food Stew

Late Night Breakfast Cravings

Like most foodies, I make a living working in a restaurant. I kinda dig it. I mean, come on, I've done it for 20+ years. In those 20+ years, I have served some of the worst and some of the best breakfast and brunch dishes ever made. Too bad I never really got to sit … Continue reading Late Night Breakfast Cravings

Constant Craving: Classic Comfort Food Revisited

There's nothing more comforting than mashed potatoes and tender steaks with gravy. My take on smothered steak takes an inexpensive, and often overlooked, cut of meat and turns it into a flavorful masterpiece.For the Steak1 1/2 c. flour1 tsp. salt1 tsp. pepper1/2 tsp. garlic powder1/2 tsp. paprika6 pieces cube steak*oil for fryingHeat 1 inch of … Continue reading Constant Craving: Classic Comfort Food Revisited