Field Assignment: Lenten Fish Sandwich Tasting

Despite groans and promises of regret from our social networks, friends Nathan and Kim joined me in the bustling hamlet of Horn Lake, Mississippi on a Saturday to conduct a field study on fried fish sandwiches at national and local fast food chain restaurants. Continue reading Field Assignment: Lenten Fish Sandwich Tasting

Slugburgers at Borroum’s Drug Store

In the early 20th century, people living in the Tennessee Valley began making hamburgers with ground meat and extenders of soybean meal to cut food cost. This practice gained popularity during the Great Depression. This legacy food continues to present day in a wide belt of communities along the river in Alabama, Mississippi and Tennessee. Corinth, Mississippi hosts an annual Slugburger Festival and is widely thought … Continue reading Slugburgers at Borroum’s Drug Store