Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Road Trip to Memphis

This past week-end, Elizabeth Pearce (Senior Curator) and I took a road trip to Memphis. Part of representing the South at SoFAB is traveling the South. On the way from New Orleans we stopped at the Tomato Museum in Crystal Springs, MS, but found it closed. That will be a stop on another trip. But that was probably our only disappointment. We visited at the Hunt Phelan Inn - more about that soon - met many great people, ate serious barbeque and fixings, and travelled that part of the state. We hope that we have made connections for borrowing artifacts for future exhibits. And we collected menus!

At one stop we ate a wonderful cole slaw made with very fresh cabbage and apple and pear. Here is my rendition of that recipe.

one head of cabbage sliced thinly
2 apples, chopped
2 pears, chopped
1 sweet onion, sliced thinly

Toss all of the ingredients with a dressing made of 1/2 cup mayonnaise, 1/2 cup sour cream, the juice of a lemon, a bit of dill seed, salt and pepper. Enjoy.