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The “A” List Sweetie

The problem with sweet potatoes is sometimes the sweet.  It isn’t that they are too sweet naturally, it’s that they seem to have been “typecast” as something that must be covered in sugary goo, syrup and marshmallows, or used as the basis for cakes, pies, and other sweets.  If the sweet potato were an actress, […]

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What Is A Grit? And Other Tales of Heartache

I am ashamed to say this as a Southerner, but I took grits for granted. They were always there on my breakfast plate.  A comfortable replacement for Cream of Wheat.  White. Creamy.  Sweet.  Slathered with butter.  Why should they dream to be anything else?  Why should I think they had other dreams? As happens too often […]

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