Biscuits and Gravy

Mama linked to my blog today, suggesting that folks ask for a copy of my current zine, Biscuits & Gravy, Corn Pudding & Black Eye Peas. I'm glad she liked it - she inspired it in a million ways - but it's just a simple, 8 page ramble about food and life. If you want a copy, drop me a line. I swear I promised someone a copy already, but I never mailed it - if that was you, write me again and I'll get on it. Either way, I'll need your mailing address; send it to: drunkonpabst at gmail dot com.

And just for kicks, the poem I wrote for the zine (probably the first verse I've written in 5 years, at least):

The south rises daily and fills a plate.
Cheese grits, breakfast or supper.
Field peas. Black eye peas.
Ham hock and hot sauce
Or yr mawmaw’s sweet sauce
From a mason jar.
Lima beans or call ‘em
Butter beans with chunks of pink pork
Either way.
Fried mullet, fried catfish
Dredged in corn meal salt and pepper.
You add chopt onion to yr batter?
So many greens.
King Collards and the royal family:
Turnips, mustards, kale,
Dosed with pepper vinegar,
Pot liquor rich as beef broth.
Soaked up with skillet cornbread.
Pass me another slice of that,
Please sir,
And the honey bear.


Sarcastic Bastard said...

Christ, DTG--NOW I'm hungry.



Windy Days said...

YEA! YEA! Makes me miss my granmomma - she had a special way with cole slaw. Well, with everything actually.

I'll email you with my address.

Ms. Moon said...

Love it! Love you!

downtown guy said...

Heck, I done made myself hungry.

juancho said...

I'd like to send a big shout out to cole slaw if I may.

downtown guy said...

I am really not a big fan of cole slaw, given another option. To be honest.

Petit fleur said...

Yummy! Save me a plate and a mug o the good stuff!

If potato salad ans slaw were to slug it out, potato salad would win every time! Well, at least it does round here.

I do want a zine, but you can leave it at your maws.
xo pf

Steph said...

I'm not usually a fan of slaw, but there's a Baja place out here that sells "cabbage salad" that is basically slaw with pico de gallo in it. That shit is good.

Lily said...

Hey brother. I just wanted to tell you that I read your zine at mom's and I loved it. Of course anything involving food is usually to my liking. Hopefully I will see you tomorrow. Love you!

May said...

Yep, that zine is good eatin'! I mean readin'! And that poem- it speaks to my belly as well as my mind.

downtown guy said...

PF: tater salad always has too many onions in it. My favorite comes from Hopkins and doesn't have mayo or onions - perfect!

Steph: now that sounds good.

Lillo: Thanks! I'll see you Thursday, I miss you!

May: Then it worked.

Windy Days said...

I'm not either, but she cut the pieces really wide so it was more like salad than shredded mess. Also, her ddressing was vinegar based instead of mayo based. Good Stuff!

downtown guy said...

Now that does sound good.

meli said...

That rocked. And now I'm starving for some good home cookin but I think I'm in for sushi tonight. I remember when you showed me all your zines and I got inspired to do my own. That was fun.