Bringing in the new year with black-eyed peas

I’m not terribly superstitious, but I do like my black-eyed peas on New Year’s Day. After all, according to many Southerners, black-eyed peas bring good luck for the upcoming year. If you haven’t had yours yet, get busy! Another Southern tradition that incorporates black-eyed peas is the wonderful dish — Hoppin’ John. This is a family […]

Southern Meals: Can They Go on a Diet?

I was on vacation last week in the South, specifically Wilmington, NC. It never fails – after a week-long visit I feel like I have gained ten pounds. Between biscuits and sauces and desserts, I eat more rich foods than my body is accustomed. So my intention today was to write a third post in […]