Hi. My name is John and I’m an Englishman who has lived in the American South for over 18 years.
Before living here I had never encountered collard greens, grits or pimento cheese. Back home biscuits and gravy both mean something completely different to what they do here, and mention hushpuppies to an Englishman and they will automatically think of a brand of shoe rather than something you eat.
Since living here I have enthusiastically embraced the dishes and produce of the South and in the process got to know some wonderful farmers and producers.
I also occasionally get nostalgic about England and crave some of my favourite foods and flavours from back home.
As a result you will often find me experimenting in the kitchen.
I spend a lot of time thinking about food and drink and this is where I share some of those thoughts.
Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org