Monday, December 17, 2007
We headed back to the land of deer stands and sweet potatoes over the weekend to look for something a little more "refined", "luxurious", "cosmopolitan" in the western sc neck of the woods. well, we didn't really find that - but we did meet some more extraordinarily nice people and stumbled onto a pharmacy -- where adjoining the druggists counter was a gun cabinet. Yep, you can purchase an analgesic and a pistol or rifle in the same shop, but you might have to move the stuffed bobcat to see everything available....
Posted by peter frank edwards at 6:46 AM
Thursday, December 13, 2007
We just got back from part 1 of a road trip piece about southwest SC. It's starkly beautiful there this time of year and you almost feel like you'll fade to the same tone as the leaves and the grass at times. My grandfather was from somewhere near here. They say that when I-95 opened it sucked the life right out of the area.... All that seems to be left is hunting, some farming, and sweet sweet people.
Posted by peter frank edwards at 8:22 PM
Monday, December 3, 2007
A hog as big as a Fiat rubbed his snout and about 1,000 pounds of shoulder on my leg. Later, I couldn't get enough of Chef Andrea Reusing's sweet pork belly at her Lantern restaurant in Chapel Hill. We were in middle North Carolina for a few days documenting a "farm to table" story for Garden & Gun magazine, this one about organic growing and the Slow Food movement. We saw a goat being born and fed calves with a huge baby bottle. Very cool.
Posted by peter frank edwards at 9:31 AM
Monday, November 26, 2007
Tuesday, November 20, 2007
While munching our way through Asheville looking for all things Asian inspired for a magazine article, we were lucky enough to be staying right across the street from what certainly must be one of Asheville's finest eateries -- Table. We had a great meal and a great time with the staff too.
Posted by peter frank edwards at 10:13 AM
Sunday, November 18, 2007
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Thursday, September 20, 2007
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
Capt. Tommy Edwards (no relation - that we know of) and crew let me tag along to document a day in the life of a commercial shrimper. Started at 3:30am - I was a few minutes late.... The dark; the noise; the quiet; the boredom; the anticipation; the smell; the heat; the brightness....
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Monday, September 17, 2007
Tuesday, September 4, 2007
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Monday, September 3, 2007
I grew up on the water swimming, fishing, building, and crawling around on boats -- my first real job (at 13yrs.) was unloading boats and cleaning fish. I guess all that got in my blood and I've come to be honored to accept any invitation to get out on the water -- especially with working watermen. Recently I was lucky enough to be invited along to pull some traps with Phil Tuttle, a lobsterman from Harpswell, Me. He works a total of 100 traps with his good friend Rad (50 apiece). We got a few bugs -- shared some suds -- and ate some of the sweetest steamers I've ever had.
Posted by peter frank edwards at 4:17 PM
We're up in Maine for the Nearly-No-Labor Day weekend and managed to get in a little food recon. at Three Tides in Belfast. Never had a Maine oyster before... and probably not too many people have since they're sort of a new menu thing up this way. Briney, fat, and a medium texture that tastes just like low tide....
Posted by peter frank edwards at 12:11 PM
We totally wrecked this masterpiece that Chef Sean Brock of McCrady's whipped up for an article for US Airways Magazine. Best half pound of bacon I've ever packed in.....
Posted by peter frank edwards at 11:57 AM
It seems like we've been hauling off to NC a lot lately and a couple of weeks ago we were in Asheville shooting Julyan Davis -- a great painter of natural, urban, and decaying landscapes. Of course we were shooting for a fall magazine issue with the temps topping out at 101 degrees!!!
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