I will never forget a particular lunch I had about 11 years ago. I was in Las Vegas working for a small PR agency and had just come from a quick late-morning meeting when I was overcome with a craving for chicken. Specifically, well-seasoned fried chicken wings. I really didn’t understand why I’d had such … Continue reading Black History Month: Are we really crazy about FRIED CHICKEN?
Though I’ve never been a habitual cigarette smoker, I have smoked cigarettes before. In those cases, it was in Las Vegas where smoking is legally permitted indoors. I likely was holding a dirty martini with extra olives in one hand while doing my best to imitate the way Givenchy-clad Audrey Hepburn held her oversized cigarette … Continue reading Black History Month: Soooo…why do we smoke menthols?
On Johns Island in South Carolina, there is a tree called Angel Oak that is said to be more than 500 years old. That means this ancient tree was there in the days of the Cherokee and the Catawba, right around the time when the Spanish settled what would eventually become Georgetown. This great tree … Continue reading Black History Month: Who are the Gullah Geechee people?