From Parts Unknown to The Cooking Gene: An Engraved Annoucement

Very few food blogs make me want to recieve their posts as soon as they are posted; Michael’s is such a blog. Good food with a purpose in history. Here is a good example, and I am pleased he is coming out with a book, which I will buy!


So if you were watching Anthony Bourdain’s acclaimed CNN program Parts Unknown on Sunday, May 18th, you caught this exchange between Bourdain and the head of the Southern Foodways Alliance, John T. Edge.  The dialogue between them was so revolutionary that it made Eater’s one-liner “Quotable Bourdain” summation.  And thanks to the miracle of transcripts, here’s that dialogue from the seats of Chef Gino Lee’s Big Apple Inn in Jackson, Mississippi: (I have made some corrections on the uncorrected transcript from CNN’s website.)

Catfish and Bream ready to fry, Heath Springs, South Carolina Catfish and Bream ready to fry, Heath Springs, South Carolina

BOURDAIN: Back when things were hopping, Gino Lee’s (ph) great grandfather, Juan Big John Mora (ph) moved to Mississippi from Mexico City, started a family with an African-American woman in Jackson. He sold hot tamales out of a steel drum on the corner.

In 1939, he moved the operation inside, right here, now, the…

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