I am not a fan of factory farm produced chicken or even free range, but this cooking method produces an incredibly good chicken. My brother-in-law Hugh and his wife Anastasia gave us a “special” chicken cooker. I have no idea what it is called and can’t even find it on the Internet. My best guess […]

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Virgil on October 29, 2010

If you are from a big city and used to a virtually unlimited selection of “exotic” foods, you may not appreciate this post. But ,if you are a small town guy like me (Augusta, GA), you may. To get hard to find foodstuffs, I usually relay on periodic trips to the Dekalb Farmers Market in […]

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Virgil on October 28, 2010

The State of the American Palate Part 2 read The State of the American Palate Part 1 I had a great lunch today with my good friend Lake High, president of the South Carolina Barbeque Association. I have been bugging him for months to try out the Central Savannah River Area’s (CSRA – Augusta GA, […]

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Virgil on October 25, 2010

This week’s theme was “Transformation.” The main challenge was much better than last week and the mini-challenge challenge was a good one, but the chefs rating each other was a real problem, as some dishes were rated poorly that should not have been. The secret ingredient for the mini-challenge was “common American condiments,” ingredients typically […]

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Virgil on October 20, 2010

This is my grandmother’s applesauce recipe as given to me by my mother. My grandmother made the best applesauce I have ever had and both my mom and me have tried to duplicate it over the years, usually without much success. When I was a kid, I would eat it hot, as soon as it […]

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Virgil on October 18, 2010

I haven’t had time to comment on The Next Iron Chef: Season 3 yet, but so far it has been great. As weak as this year’s Next Food Network Star’s first few episodes were, this year’s Next Iron Chef has been incredibly good. This week’s short challenge was 30 minutes to make a snack using […]

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Virgil on October 17, 2010

The latest addition to my blogroll is The Culinary Cellar. The primary focus of this great blog is cookbooks, but that is not all. Debbie Vanni has a huge collection. I am a huge book lover and have a pretty good cookbook collection, so I can appreciate her passion. The really cool thing about this […]

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Virgil on October 14, 2010

I recently discovered WannaBeTVchef.com, one of the benefits of being involved with Twitter (follow me @cooklittlebuddy), you find all sorts of cool sites. Chef Donald is no newcomer to the food scene, but he still hasn’t achieved two of his goals: Being the star of his own cooking show and World Domination. We can leave […]

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Virgil on October 14, 2010

I was honored to have been interviewed for the foodie site FriendsEat.com. Doing the interview was fun and FriendsEat.com is a site I enjoy reading regularly. Check out the interview at http://blog.friendseat.com/interview-with-food-blogger-virgil-huston/

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Virgil on October 8, 2010

What is wrong with Americans? Are most Americans ignorant, just don’t care, are afraid or do they really think what they eat is perfectly good? Or is it all of the above? I am going to explore some of my thoughts on some of these things over the next few weeks. First, I admit I […]

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