Smoking Meat for the Beginner

ALL DAY HICKORY SMOKED CHICKEN

Smoking meat is not difficult. Meat smoking is the cooking of meat over indirect heat with hardwoods added for flavoring. See, sounds simple when I put it that way huh? Over the years, smoking of meat has become something of Read More …

Advice for Frying

Frying is so much more than just getting the oil hot and dropping the food in. There’s actually a method to the madness. Oil temperature is crucial to a crunchy crust and a moist inside. I learned this years ago Read More …

The Lost Art of Customer Service

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I wrestled with this posting this, but my heart told me that I had to so. . . . One of my biggest pet peeves is bad customer service. Customer service, to me, is simply showing that you appreciate me Read More …

Cooking Great Fish Starts With Fishing

The men in my family were great cooks as much as the ladies. As a boy, I would hunt and fish with my father and grandfathers. My father, Roosevelt Luke, Jr., and his father, Roosevelt Luke, Sr., were avid fishermen. Read More …

Real Is the Way Food Should Be

Born and raised in Shreveport, Louisiana, I was blessed to come from a family of great cooks. Southern soul food means a lot to my family. We were taught early on that cooking and sharing a good meal is how Read More …