My name is Dan Leyten, a.k.a Danno. You may know me from my other food blog Nola Cuisine where I’ve shared recipes, restaurant experiences, and food photography surrounding the cuisine of New Orleans, Louisiana since 2005. That site has been so much fun for me and has continued to amaze me through the years, both by the traffic it has generated and the wide array of wonderful people it has put me in contact with.
I’ve been planning for a long time to start a new food blog with a broader scope that will allow me to explore and share other types of cuisine that make up our tremendously vast melting pot here in The United States. The possibilities are endless, right?! Memphis Barbecue, El Salvadoran Pupusas, my endless quest for the BEST Fried Chicken, taquerias, food trucks, street food, and on and on and on. I intend to keep the same format as Nola Cuisine, authentic recipes with photos that I hope will make your mouth water and your stomach rumble! Think of this as a sister site to my labor of love Nola Cuisine.
I am headed to Nashville in a couple of weeks and hope to bring back a bevy of Southern goodness to share, recreate, and salivate over. Barbecue, Meat & Three’s, Hot Chicken. I can hardly wait!
For my first real post though, I’m going to start with a recipe that is near and dear to my heart, and has evolved over the years, and continues to evolve. A recipe that makes me think of Mom’s kitchen, and a home that is not the one I live in now, but more of a state of mind, a comforting memory…a simpler time. After all, that’s what good cooking does right? It takes you someplace. Maybe back home, or in some cases to someplace you’ve never been before.
First stop…my Buttermilk Fried Chicken Recipe.
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