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Gathering of the Bourbonites

Our annual bourbon tasting was cancelled following the sudden death of dear friend and Beaufort wine and spirits aficionado, Larry Bernard. Larry had been planning the event since last summer and had already purchased some small batch bourbons for an upscale tasting. A handful of bourbon-loving friends, who remembered Larry fondly, joined Vince and me for a small tasting last weekend. Each couple brought a special bourbon and we all sampled a bourbon-laced menu. If you like bourbon, you're going to love these recipes!This blog is dedicated to May Bernard and in loving memory of our dear Larry.Bourbon-Bacon Cheese Ball7 slices bacon, cooked crisp and ...

Bourbon

Without inspiration, and already a day past the deadline, I'm having to force myself to sit at the computer and write my column. Slowly, it starts to hit me that without a really good idea, this could very well be my Jan Brady column. You know what I mean, uncelebrated and slightly neglected, kind of like warm beer and potato chips. “This cannot be,” I say to myself. “I need to think about something that I genuinely love." Suddenly, a single word pops into my head. “Bourbon.” Redemption.The recipes this week are from a bourbon pairing class that I taught with Larry Bernard back in February. If you only try one recipe, make the Bacon-Bourbon ...

Mama’s Sourdough Bread

Nothing in the world smells quite like sourdough bread does when it it's baking. My mother was the Queen of Sourdough Bread in my hometown of Wilson, North Carolina. It was her ministry. If someone was sick, she sent them a loaf of her freshly baked bread. If someone had a birthday, she sent them a loaf of her bread. Baptist ministers have preached sermons about her bread. Her bread has even been used for Communion. It was not uncommon to return home from a hospital stay or funeral to find a loaf of Mama's bread, in a handled bag, hanging on your front doorknob. She used to send my Daddy around on Sunday afternoons to make her weekend deliveries.She ...