To pick up where we left off...we left NOLA on Tuesday morning after a spectacular breakfast at Mother's. We drove across Lake Pontchartrain and then north up to Mississippi. On our way we stopped at various antique stores (didn't find anything there) and then just high-tailed it to our serene place in Clarksdale, Mississippi. I can't put my finger on what makes it so special. Maybe it is the quiet, the stillness, only to be broken by the flock of birds that live in the big bush. I wish I could tell you where it is, but they are getting all the business they can handle.
|A Mississippi Delta Bottle Tree in Clarksdale, MS|
|More Delta Tamales from Abe's with no extra chile or cheese|
Delta Tamales from Delta Fast Food in Cleveland, MS
Once in Greenwood I was on a mission to try the famous pie at Crystal Grill. Okay, this seemed like a good idea at the time. Apparently Jeff was still on his tamale quest. The pie was a chocolate meringue and the meringue tasted like toasted marshmallows!
|True Southern Hospitality - A stunning cocktail buffet set up on a blueberry farm.|
|Pinwheel Pickled Okra and Cream Cheese Sandwiches. Delicious!|
|We were fed wonderful vegetables grown by and in the garden of the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Greenwood.|
|Progressive Dinner of Chicken and sides|
|My Dinner plate - Okra, Chicken, Greens|
|Delta Shrimp and Grits at Delta Bistro, Greenwood|
|The Southern Foodways Symposium Lunch - Korean/Southern Bento Boxes - Incredible!|
|My new favorite cheese from Chapel Hill, North Carolina|