Ode to Cowards

You too, women, cast away all the cowards from your embraces; they will give you only cowards for children, and you who are the daughters of the land of beauty must bear children who are noble and brave.  – Giuseppe Garibaldi Those who were cowards never started, and those who were weak were lost on…

RIP Mr. Food

Art Ginsburg, the delightfully dorky television chef known as Mr. Food, died at his home in Weston, Fla., Wednesday following a struggle with pancreatic cancer. He was 81. – AP RIP Mr. Food

Noma

“Confronting a Masterpiece” by Matt Goulding – Roads & Kingdoms “A single raw razor clam sheathed in an emerald green cloak of parsley, set in a puddle of mussel juice and dill oil that shimmers like ink splotches across the briny surface. A drift of frozen horseradish bites through the sea below. There’s a reason…

Road Trip Lessons

From Asheville to a night in Montgomery to long-lost friends in New Orleans to Home Sweet Home Louisiana … What have I learned? I’ve learned that being on the road makes me happy. I’ve learned that you can drive through the waterfall state of North Carolina without seeing seeing even one waterfall. I’ve learned that…

Last Bits of North Carolina …

Breakfast in Carrboro Saturday morning; A breeze through Charlotte; Dinner in Asheville. Blessed with fall leaves falling, mountain views, a hot bath, HBO and soul-reaching talks with fellow travelers. The journey continues tomorrow … Elmo’s Diner – Carrboro Salmon Cake with Two Over-Easy Eggs, a Biscuit, Grits and Sausage Gravy   Welcome to Charlotte  …

Nice & Cozy in North Carolina

From a Motel 6 in Charleston to the beaches, capitol and warm welcome of North Carolina. Wilmington. Wrightsville Beach. The countryside of Cary. A mediocre meal at La Farm. Duke. Raleigh. Carrboro. A beautiful sunny day here in the heart of “Paris of the Piedmont” – “Seattle of the South” as I lounge lazily on…

Scouring the Southeast

Au revoir, sun-filled beaches. Beautiful faces from days past. Exquisite bites. Savannah, oh dear Savannah. How you feed my soul with rose water and red shoes. Welcome to South Carolina – a strip club and automatic weapon shooting range … and breathtaking plantation homes. Otherwise while traveling, one may encounter many a shite radio station….

Florida – Memories to Maintenant

I-10 is not the Autobahn. Fog fog and more fog. The land of Republicans, churches, RV parks, pink flamingos and palm trees. Mitt Romney/Pro-Life territory = 35mph roads. Boca Ciega Drive. A past life. Sponge diving in Tarpon Springs. Kalimera. Moussaka and Retsina. Fishing for lost silver and gold. Sun-drenched bodies. Don CeSar. Castles in…