Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Delacata Style Catfish Tasting

To celebrate the retail debut of Delacata Style Catfish to the metro-Jackson market, Simmons Catfish, a Yazoo-based farm and processing plant, will offer free Delacata tastings at McDade's Maywood Mart location on Friday, August 30, from 4 to 6 p.m. Country music station Miss 103 will broadcast live in front of the store, giving away prizes and promoting the event. 

Delacata Style Catfish is an earth-friendly, sustainably sourced whitefish developed and marketed by The Catfish Institute. A premium seafood option comparable to redfish, snapper and grouper, Delacata has a mildly sweet flavor that works well with sauces, marinades and herb rubs. 

Monday, August 19, 2013

Mississippi Foodie on Flipboard

Mississippi Foodie is now available on Flipboard. It is available online but looks even better on your smartphone or tablet. Hope to see you there too!

Monday, August 12, 2013

Mississippi Chef John Currence participating in Music City Eats

Nashville food, wine, and spirit festival Music City Eats recently announced that Mississippi chef John Currence will be participating (along with more than 25 local Tennessee chefs). Taking place from September 21st to September 22nd, the event includes restaurant tastings as well as panel discussions and cooking demonstrations.

The festival is produced by Caleb and Nathan Followill of Kings of Leon, world-renowned chef Jonathan Waxman, Vector Management’s Ken Levitan and Andy Mendelsohn, and C3 Presents (whose festival production credentials include the Austin City Limits Music Festival and Lollapalooza).

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Sunday, August 4, 2013

Food Network names Moon Pie-RC Cola Ice Cream Sandwich best in Mississippi

Ice cream. My one weakness. Chocolate. My other one weakness.

Moon Pies? Not so much. Unless they are warmed up ever-so slightly in the microwave to the point the marshmallow gets perfectly almost-mushy. But I digress...

The Hook Up Bar & Restaurant in Biloxi (no...not that kind of hook up) has combined many of my one weaknesses into their one Food Network award-winning Moon Pie & RC Cola Ice Cream Sandwich. So I had an official excuse to try it. It wasn't dessert. It was research!

Before I say anything, let me say it was good. It was very good. But it could be better. 

It needs more ice cream. It's winning a Food Network award for best ice cream treat, but the one and only thing it needs is more ice cream. The ice cream should be between both layers of Moon Pie and not just one.

It is a brilliant combination and the idea deserves all kinds of accolades. And it did inspire me to create The Elvis.

Make this peanut butter cup ice cream. (Yes, it's as yummy as it looks here. And, somehow, miraculously, it stays just as creamy even after sitting in the freezer for days.) Separate the two cookie sides of a Mini Banana Moon Pie. Put softened ice cream in between the two layers and put the Moon Pie back together. Wrap in aluminum foil and store in freezer.