Taste Trekkers

In this episode of the Find Dining Podcast, James Beard Award-winning chef John Currence of the City Grocery Group restaurants  discusses his new cookbook, Pickles, Pigs and Whiskey: Recipes From my Three Favorite Food Groups and Then Some. We talk about Tabasco sauce, the rise of the celebrity chef and the impact of Hurricane Katrina on his hometown.

Food for Thought:

  • Q: What makes Avery Island, the home of Tabasco Sauce, a unique geological feature?
  • A: Avery Island is a salt dome.

Out of the Frying Pan Picks:

  • Dish to Order at City Grocery: Shrimp and Grits
  • Dish to Order at Boure: The Reuben
  • Dish to Order at Lamar Lounge: The Whole Hog Barbecue Plate
  • Dish to Order at Snackbar: The vegetarian special
  • Dish to Order at Big Bad Breakfast: The Pylon
  • Recommended Wines at City Grocery: Venge Scout's Honor Zinfandel, any Dan Costa Pinot, Arista's Pinot
Direct download: John_Currence_-_Oxford_MI.mp3
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