COWBOY CAVIAR

Cowboy Caviar is a simple dish with an interesting history. You know, I’m sure, that black-eyed peas are served throughout the Southern United States on New Year’s Day. Some, in a curious mix of tradition and superstition, believe that consumption of black-eyed peas on that day will bring luck and prosperity in the coming year. […]

KOOLICKLES

A Koolickle is a dill pickle that has been cured for a week in Kool Aid – really.  This creative combination comes from the Mississippi Delta which koolickles are sold at small community stores for a dollar. Along side pickled okra, pickled watermelon rind and pickled peaches – koolickles are commonly made in large mayonnaise […]

UNCHAPERONED WOMEN AND ICE CREAM SALOONS

Unchaperoned Women and Ice Cream Saloons Throughout the 19th century, restaurants in the US catered to a predominately male clientele.  It was considered inappropriate for women to dine alone, and those who did were assumed to be prostitutes.  Once again, as in many other things, ice cream came to the rescue with a new kind of […]