Re: Barbeque, was Re: [gardeners] Carolina Turkey

Catharine Vinson (
Thu, 2 Jul 1998 15:59:42 +0000

Bambi wrote:

> And we can do the cornbread with
> cracklins
> too!

Next time you come to Atlanta, you and I have got to do two things: 1) 
Botanical Garden, 2) lunch at Harolds.

Harold's is an Atlanta institution. It's across the highway from the 
County P-Farm and you are as likely to run into the Governor as you are 
the latest parole jumper  lined up waiting for a bowl of *fine* Brunswick 
stew, North Carolina-style barbeque, and the ultimate delicacy/depravity: 
cornbread to die for. 

You can feel your arteries clogging when you chomp down on a slab. Stone 
ground white cornmeal (with a touch of yellow), a little salt, leavening, 
and home-rendered lard with cracklings. No sugar (shudders at the very 
notion), darn little flour (if any). The best cornbread I have ever eaten. 

But so bad for you that I can only be thankful that I don't spend much 
time at the P-farm. If I did, I'd be a goner.