Clementine said this last night over dinner. I can’t remember the context. I think I must have been talking about fried chicken and hushpuppies, as I often am, when she weighed in with her observation. Or, I may have been telling her about the interview that I’d just posted with Amy C. Evans, the oral historian for the Southern Foodways Alliance. Whatever it was that we were discussing, she shared this insight, and I grabbed for a pencil to scribble it down. And, when I did, she asked, as she often does, if I was noting it for my blog. When I told her that I was thinking about it, she responded by saying, “Well, if you do use it, be sure to say that I personally don’t like salty, deep fried foods. I was just saying that they’re popular.” So, there you have it. I hope it’s of value to those of you struggling to make it in the food business.
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