Living off the fat of the land?
I’ve complained here in the past that the problem with doing a blog for a real news organization is that sometimes people try to send me actual news, not realizing that unlike my Reuters colleagues, I can make up my own.
I LOVE Southern food. I didn’t know they had their own museum, which it turns out is in New Orleans.
I went to their Website and learned the Museum has exhibits on barbecue and pecan candy, among other caloric delights.
Their site even has a survey, asking readers their favorite Southern food among choices like fried okra, po-boy sandwiches, grits and fried pickles. So far, the grits are winning.
And if you aren’t familiar with fried pickles, you can even find a recipe for “Beer-Battered Fried Pickles” on the site.
But wait, I was going somewhere with this. Oh, right, the Public Policy Roundtable they sponsored here. The title of the first event was “Advances Against Obesity.”
I am not making this up.
Top: U.S. President Barack Obama is served fried chicken as he visits Mrs. Wilkes’ Dining Room in Savannah, Georgia March 2, 2010. REUTERS/Larry Downing
Right: New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin takes a bite of a beignet (pastry) during the re-opening of the 153-year old Cafe Du Monde in the French Quarter of New Orleans, Louisiana, October 19, 2005. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson
Left: Screen grab from Southern Food and Beverage Museum Website