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Celebrate the often underrated egg

I like eggs - boiled, poached or fried.

March 13, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray Correspondent | Food+Drink


Eating healthy is harder than you think

My wife, kids, mama and a mess of doctors have strongly suggested that I try to eat healthy. But eating healthy is harder than most folks think.

March 05, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray Correspondent | Food+Drink


Some food should come with warning labels

The only time I'm not reading, writing or thinking deeply about something is when I'm fishing or sitting on the back porch at the end of a long work day.

February 26, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray Correspondent | Food+Drink


Urban farmer brings message here

Urban farmer K. Rashid Nuri told Liberty County Chamber of Commerce members that quality food can and should be grown anywhere, including the concrete jungles of inner cities. Nuri said the United States is the richest country in the world, yet many Americans are food-insecure.

February 21, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge Correspondent | Food+Drink


Chili cook-off in Pembroke Saturday

Chili lovers, rejoice. The North Bryan Chamber of Commerce's sixth annual Chili Cook-off is from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Senior Center in Pembroke, where more than a dozen chili cooks are expected to compete for cash prizes.

February 19, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Correspondent | Food+Drink


Military services broadens culinary tastes

That wise Southern philosopher, Jeff Foxworthy, suggested one's origins affect how one talks, works, plays and thinks.

February 19, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray Correspondent | Food+Drink


Potatoes were made to go with meat

Those of us who like meat need only look to Genesis 9:3 to support our affinity for the four most important food groups - beef, pork, chicken and seafood.

February 12, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray Correspondent | Food+Drink


Customer service is a lost art

The fast-food craze that began more than half a century ago is partly to blame for the apparent loss in customer service.

February 06, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray Correspondent | Food+Drink


Life without ham is unthinkable

Can you imagine life without ham? Me either. There would be no ham and eggs, just eggs. There'd be no country ham biscuits, just biscuits.

January 31, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray Correspondent | Food+Drink


Zesty chili warms hearts on chili day

More than 600 community members found warmth in hot bowls of chili Saturday afternoon during First Presbyterian Christian Academy's annual chili cook-off.

January 29, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray Correspondent | Food+Drink


Support your local small-town cafe

They moved with a purpose from the dining room to the kitchen and back. Their pace was pretty good for 400-year-olds.

January 22, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray Correspondent | Food+Drink


Good butter beans are hard to find

Georgia writer Flannery O'Connor was mistaken - a good man isn't so hard to find, but finding a good bowl of butter beans can sometimes be challenging, unless you cook them yourself.

January 08, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray Correspondent | Food+Drink


Local culinary heroes teach, inspire

I emulate Biblical role models like Joshua, David, Peter and Paul. Jesus is more than a role model. He's God. I also look up to military heroes like Francis Marion, John Singleton Mosby, Alvin York, Audie Murphy and Paul R. Smith. It's my culinary heroes, though, who teach me new recipes and inspire me to develop my own skills in the kitchen or at the grill.

January 01, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray Correspondent | Food+Drink


It's Christmas sweets, not turkey or ham

Millions of Americans have gained a few pounds since Thanksgiving. They'll add on a few more on Christmas and New Year's Day.

December 25, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray Correspondent | Food+Drink


Cajun, Creole, low country seasoned with diversity

Cajun, Creole and low-country cooking are similar, I think, because they're culturally linked. I say it's not the common spices or pork seasonings but the diversity that makes these similar cuisines so delicious.

December 18, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray Columnist | Food+Drink


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Bologna conjures up fond memories

I like bologna - the mild sausage made from beef or meat scraps (beef, pork, turkey and/or chicken), not baloney, the mess you hear from TV infomercials about snake-oil pills that increase your memory, help you lose weight, fight bad breath and increase your personal wealth.

July 24, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray Correspondent | Food+Drink


Tomatoes are terrific summertime treats

Every day, twice a day I check my garden to see if I have any "maters" ripe and ready for picking. In less sophisticated parts of the country, this veggie-fruit is called a tomato, but I live in Georgia, so I call them maters.

July 17, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray Correspondent | Food+Drink


Doughnuts are poor man's dessert

It doesn't matter if you spell it donut or doughnut - these little ring-shaped dough cakes are deep-fried and smothered in sweetness. Donuts are a poor man's dessert.

July 10, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray Correspondent | Food+Drink


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