Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2006/04/11

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Subject: [Leica] Hushpuppies was Week 14
From: ricc at (Ric Carter)
Date: Tue Apr 11 16:27:45 2006
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One of my all-time favorite food moments:

Back in about 1985, I was having supper at a fish house in Manteo, NC  
(that's where they lost the Lost Colony) with a sports reporter. We  
had just collected our stuff for our upcoming high school football  
special edition, mug shots, interviews, and such.

For those of you who may have led underprivileged lives, a hushpuppy  
is a nice little elongated blob of mostly yellow corn meal fried in  
very hot deep fat. A treasured Southern bread staple.

Sitting in the adjoining booth was a middle aged couple with quite  
thick Northern US accents. The husband leaned against the wall, one  
leg stretched across the bench seat, savoring a hush puppy. I will  
admit they were among the best around.

Anyway, the husband says to the wife, "These are really quite good. I  
wonder how they catch these hushpuppies."

To this day I fantasize about selling hushpuppy pots like some  
miniature lobster pot in tourist traps.

I also decided that, with the texture of a hushpuppy being what it  
is, if they were of animal origin, I likely would be unable to eat  

Ric Carter

On Apr 11, 2006, at 6:18 PM, Walt Johnson wrote:

> Oh, the shame of it all.....Youse just learned about hush puppies?  
> yur not from Californeay are ya? :-(
> David Rodgers wrote:
>> Ric,
>> My wife's from Texas and that's where I learned about BBQ. I'm
>> relatively new to NC, and I'm just learning that there's a lot  
>> more than
>> Texas Style. Isn't there mustard based, too?
>> I won't take sides. I like it all :-). (I just learned about hush
>> puppies not too long ago).
>> daveR
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Ric Carter [] Sent: Tuesday, April  
>> 11, 2006 1:47 PM
>> To: Leica Users Group
>> Subject: Re: [Leica] Week 14
>> Watch your step now, David--
>> We don't want to see this turn into NC East/NC West, red/white,   
>> vinegar/catsup slug fest here;^)
>> Ric Carter
>> Vinegar Sauce Guy
>> On Apr 11, 2006, at 1:28 PM, Barney Quinn wrote:
>>> How's the Barbeque?
>>> Barney
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