Notes from a Chef: Compass Box Scotch Dinner, Part 2

  Unbeknownst to me, we had one of my favorite Charleston food writers in residence at last week's Old Village Post House Compass Box Scotch Whisky dinner - Robert Moss. Check out Robert Moss's review of our OVPH Compass Box Scotch Dinner! http://tinyurl.com/ctkg4hk At any rate, it was a real success, a lot of hard …

Opryland, Dark and Under Water

Anecdote of the Jar Wallace Stevens I placed a jar in Tennessee, And round it was, upon a hill. It made the slovenly wilderness Surround that hill. The wilderness rose up to it, And sprawled around, no longer wild. The jar was round upon the ground And tall and of a port in air. It …

Anecdote of the Pulled Pork BBQ Hash

"What," I asked flatly "did you say?" The elder brother replied. "May I try some of that also?" ...and then there were none. The morning smells of pecan - laced smoke, caramelizing onions, malt vinegar and muscovado sugar grafted to crispy taters and shredded porcine goodness had done the job. It was the nudge needed …

The Super Secret Burger

This blog begins with a cheeseburger. Due both to the fact that it is first and foremost the primary focus of my younger step son's diet, and to its iconic status in American foodways,  I wanted to weigh in. As the previous Executive Chef at Gaylord Opryland, the 17th largest hotel and convention center in …