QotW 24 – Christopher Hitchens, Alcohol

Alcohol makes other people less tedious, and food less bland, and can help provide what the Greeks called entheos, or the slight buzz of inspiration when reading or writing. The only worthwhile miracle in the New Testament—the transmutation of water into wine during the wedding at Cana—is a tribute to the persistence of Hellenism in an... Continue Reading →

BBQ Tour Synopsis Part 4

We had quite a journey still ahead of us to get to Memphis.  And after a quick breakfast we hopped in the car to head to the city.   Once we hit Memphis, Mom and I stopped at the original location of Central BBQ.  Upon pulling into the parking lot we were overcome with heavy... Continue Reading →

QotW 23 – Robert Farrar Capon, Enthusiasm

I like a cook who smiles out loud when [they taste their] own work. [Don't] worry about your modesty; I want to see your enthusiasm. Robert Farrar Capon Enjoy this quote and want to see more like it? Subscribe to our email list to be one of the first to be notified of new posts... Continue Reading →

BBQ Tour Synopsis Part 3

Day 3 of the barbecue tour was surprising.  We started off the morning in New Albany, Indiana.  This town is just outside St. Louis and offered us a cheaper place to stay while still being close to the city.  On a whim, we decided to stop in one of the locations on the list that... Continue Reading →

QotW 22 – Ernest Hemingway, Oysters

As I ate the oysters with their strong taste of the sea and their faint metallic taste that the cold white wine washed away, leaving only the sea taste and the succulent texture, and as I drank their cold liquid from each shell and washed it down with the crisp taste of the wine, I... Continue Reading →

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