Saturday, August 18, 2007

Alton Brown Feasts on the Mississippi Asphalt - Part II

Last Saturday, I wrote on Alton Brown's food tour through Mississippi. He continues his journey tonight with the Soul Food Survivor episode of Feasting on Asphalt 2.

His first stop was at Doe's Eat Place in Greenville where he had their famous tamales. The restaurant even has a copy of the Delta Democrat Times article about Alton's visit on their site. This restaurant has earned all sorts of recognition in food circles recently.

His next stop on the "Tamale Trail" was Joe's White Front Cafe in Rosedale. The restaurant is famous for its tamales, but he tried one of the koolickles (kool-aid pickles). He said the sweetness was not overwhelming. The rest of his crew seemed to like it. Then he tried one of the corn husk tamales there. (The Greenville tamales used parchment instead of corn husks and double-tied them instead of single tying them.) There's also a very interesting oral history of how Joe's sister Barbara is carrying on the family tradition.

He crossed the Helena bridge and went into Arkansas. He'll be finishing up in Memphis, so I guess this is it for the Mississippi foods.

This episode will air multiple times this week.

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