Paul Latham

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Month: October 2012

Soup of the Day: Faux Gumbo

Cooking gumbo can be a long and tedious process but it’s well worth it if you have the time and energy. I have had the real deal, deep in the heart of Louisiana, cooked by a grandmother who spent the Read more…


Brewing Mead

I’m working on my first batch of mead. I’ve researched the process for some months, angsting over details and gathering components and worrying over honey but like many things, it turns out to be way easier that many would claim. Read more…


A New Way to Pull the Pork

That title doesn’t sound quite right but I think we’ll go with it. Pulled pork is pretty much the only crock pot recipe I know. You season up a picnic roast or butt, throw it in a crock pot with Read more…


The Unexpected Journey back to the Lord of the Rings

I finished Lord of the Rings recently and the Hobbit soon after and I have to admit that I have reassessed my opinion of Tolkien and his universe. I read the books when I was a teenager and was unimpressed Read more…


Soup and Simplicity

You really can’t get more basic than soup and, through a unique set of circumstances, I’ve found myself exploring the creative possibilities of a stock pot and a variety of ingredients almost on a daily basis. I’ve also come to Read more…