Author Pat Branning of Beaufort at the Mills House during SEWE
One of the hallmarks of the SE Wildlife Exposition is that outdoor enthusiasts are drawn together, where an open-minded synergy can take place between two parties. Locating Pat Branning and her book of culinary recipes at the Mills House during SEWE, I found out that the author from Beaufort and I had quite a few things in common. While the main dish suerved up at SEWE will always be wildlife artwork, a healthy side of food and fellowship are positive dividends. Her book was published to coincide with the Tricentennial Celebration of the founding of Beaufort in 1711, a place she and her family have made home since moving there in 1971 from Atlanta. I like the fact that Branning relates that the words in a recipe have no real flavor, rather it is up to a practiced hand to make come life. And I am glad that why we have these Southern recipes to savor, they perhaps best serve as a remembrance for our apron-clad grandmothers who made their kithcens such a wonderful place for each of us to develop a culinary sense of smell, touch and taste that proves to last a lifetime.
To read my review of Shrimp, Collards and Grits click on Colletonian.
To view past blog entries with recipes click here.