Academic journal article Southern Quarterly

Kentucky Fried

Academic journal article Southern Quarterly

Kentucky Fried

Article excerpt

Who really believes that the best fried chicken

came from an old white man, when governors

squires and colonels and cooked nothing else ever?

Where's their famous recipe for red velvet cake, home

made yeast rolls, or finely ground chicken apple sausage?

How do you stumble upon thirteen different herbs

and spices and ain't never licked nothing

but your fingers or your plate?

There's a lot not said when you say,

"this is an old family recipe."

Who really believes all the cooking required to coax

com to sour mash and the wisdom to let it rest in charred oak

barrels was something ever left up to amateurs?

Who else talks to plants and recognizes their medicinal value?

who else sees the effects of peach brandy, wines

and bourbons and got enough sense to call them spirits? …

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