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Photos from The Hebert Seafood Boil

12 Jul


The calm before the storm. Cooking dogs & sipping Red Stripe.


The perged mudbugs are dumped into the boiling pot.


Once ready, the crawfish are transferred to a temporary vessel.


The vessel is promptly dumped on the long, brown papered tables.


My lovely bride Eileen steps up to the chow line.


My platter — not a bad start, huh?


Lloyd Hebert shifts gears and begins cooking the fresh Gulf shrimp.


These babies are ready to eat, folks!


Time for round two — hope you all are still hungry!

New Food Discoveries along Gulf Coast

12 Jul


The delicious pickle mix you see above was purchased at Hazel’s Farm Market in Daphne, AL. The pickles are made with TLC in Gautier (pronounced Go-Shay), MS. I haven’t seen them in the local grocery stores, but several roadside produce stands and restaurants carry them. I have even seen them for sale at The Shed BBQ in Ocean Springs, MS. Seek them out — they are really tasty. Spicy but not too hot, very fresh! Contact them directly at or 228 369-9642.


Another specialty item we really dig is the Coconut Cake from Dean’s Cake House in Andalusia, AL. It is moist and loaded with flaky coconut. One bite will transport you back to the days when Granny crafted cakes like this. I’m told they also make a mean Red Velvet Cake and the traditional Southern Hummingbird Cake. Can’t wait to try those out. Dean’s has a web site so please take a look at