Monthly Archives: December 2013

How to Make Brunswick Stew

Judy and I got married on Friday, August 13, 1976.  It was my birthday. We had put an ad in the classified section of the local newspaper that read…”Lifestyle for Sale” and held a yard sale disposing of everything we … Continue reading

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PERU

At about 4:30 in the afternoon, on Sunday, May 31, 1970, I was at Rincon Beach in Puerto Rico, surfing with my cousin Tommy and his friend, Damian.  I was a hospital corpsman in the United States Navy serving with … Continue reading

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Learning the Two Step

San Antonio Texas is a fantastic town.; The Alamo, the Passo del Rio, cowboys, vaqueros, music and dancing all offered in one of America’s most historic areas.  I couldn’t wait.  The American Culinary Federation’s annual convention was to be held … Continue reading

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Rose

I had been back in Richmond for a couple of months, working as a chef in a local country club.  More of a golf club than a true ‘country club’, a place where members could park their kids at the … Continue reading

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The Stagecoach Saloon

My friend Kurt and I had been drinking in a basement bar in Athens since late afternoon. We had done some sightseeing and souvenir hunting; I was looking for some small things that I could fit in my backpack. One … Continue reading

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Buck

Buck I had been in San Francisco for about two weeks. Preacher and I had hitchhiked out from Virginia and were staying down on Chenery Street with some of my buddies from my days as a Hospital Corpsman. Preacher was … Continue reading

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My Tequila Story

B My Tequila Story   Brian and I sat in the Pancake House at Virginia Beach, facing each other in a booth.  It was 2 o’clock in the morning and we were attempting to recover from a fairly full evening.  … Continue reading

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Tacna to Tucson

Tacna to Tucson   I had been camping near the Salton Sea at a little town called Bombay Beach.  In Indio, a salesman who had given me a ride told me about the place and coming from Virginia Beach I … Continue reading

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Fishing in Iceland

A couple of years ago, quite unexpectedly, I was invited to Iceland as one of 10 chefs participating in a festival touting that nation’s fish, lamb and agricultural products.  Ulfar, my host, was a well known chef and sportsman from … Continue reading

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Scott Lake

Lake Scott I caught a ride out of Eugene with a logger heading down highway 126 along the McKenzie River. The view was great. Small villages with rustic shops, campgrounds, and diners dotted the roadside heading out from town.  Soon, … Continue reading

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