Author: The Cooking Ladies

Home Is Where They Park It

Ten million people in North America travel without suitcases. Like turtles, they take their homes with them. Life on the open road reaches grand dimensions as recreational vehicles offer house-style luxuries: fireplaces, indoor and outdoor entertainment centers, central vacuum systems, washers, dryers, and copious remote controlled gadgets. Embellished draperies, window coverings, and cabinetry reflect each RV owner’s individual personality and style. Accessorized with myriads of mirrors and landing-strip style lighting, this lifestyle is not camping. Kitchens are equipped with full-size refrigerators, gas or induction burner stovetops, convection ovens, icemakers, garbage disposals, and dishwashers. Gargantuan refrigerators provide traveling cooks with...

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What Do Mamie Eisenhower, Ronald Reagan, And Queen Elizabeth II Have In Common?

Louisville Stoneware records show that Mamie Eisenhower used the popular Bachelor Button pattern in her every day dishes. Ronald Reagan received a small scale Louisville Stoneware replica of the White House, filled with jelly beans. In 2007, when she visited Churchill Downs for the Kentucky Derby, Queen Elizabeth II received a Louisville Stoneware music box that played My Old Kentucky Home. By changing with the times, by continuing the American tradition of transforming clay into enduring, functional art forms, Louisville Stoneware celebrates 200 years in 2015. For two centuries, their creative designs in stoneware have reflected the ever-changing story...

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Emeril Reacts to Fisher’s Menu in Orange Beach, Alabama

Two days before Fisher’s at Orange Beach Marina opened to the public, Emeril Lagasse tied up his yacht within walking distance to the restaurant. A big game fishing enthusiast, he was there for the Orange Beach Billfish Classic. Johnny Fisher invited Emeril ashore to check out his new menu. Back in the kitchen, Johnny’s team was anxiously lighting ovens and firing up kitchen equipment for the very first time. Stress levels were high. Emeril accepted Johnny’s offer bringing his crew of eight along as well. “There was no time to treat Emeril as anything but another restaurant guy,” Fisher...

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