Cajun Black-Eyed Pea Soup

The first time I went to New Orleans, it was summer time.  It was the 1990’s.  Street performers were on every corner.  A little kid tap danced his heart out.   A man played his saxophone for anyone who would listen.  And while the French Quarter was positively beautiful, the thing I remember most was the…

Southern Cornmeal Galette

Black-eyed peas were first introduced to Virginia during the 17th century.  Grown throughout Asia and West Africa, black-eyed peas favor warm climates, and are extremely tolerant to drought.  Thus, crops of black-eyed peas proliferated throughout the Southern United States, and to this day, continue to play an important role in soul food and in Southern cuisine….