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eric o
Posted: Aug 8, 2002 8:22 am
an anonymous out-of-towner coming to visit soon asked about where there was good corn bread... i like ellens, leach family restaurant... chuckies used to have some KILLER cornbread... anywhere else that memphis connoiseurs recommend?
CS Eunuch
Posted: Aug 8, 2002 11:52 am
Don't know much about cornbread in Memphis, but if this anonymous visitor has not yet sampled the glory that is Gus's Fried Chicken yet, implore them to do so.

I myself first tasted Gus's this past weekend, and now its spicy juiciness has consumes my very soul.

eric o
Posted: Aug 8, 2002 7:04 pm
downtown, i presume?

since they opened the downtown location, i haven't taken the 45 minute trip to the original out in mason. despite the frequently crappy music on the jukebox, i like the front st location a lot. i'd be interested to compare.

but no cornbread there.

Posted: Aug 13, 2002 1:40 am
Honestly, the best conbread I've ever had was Jiffy, right out of the box. Even mama's shit from scratch can't touch Jiffy. For Memphis-style conbread though (I know this isn't at a restaurant), there's a yummy recipe in my elvis dinner party article in the Flyer this week. Supposedly, it's the recipe Mary Jenkins (his personal cook) used to make for him.
moody prick
Posted: Aug 14, 2002 6:46 am
is Jiffy local (Memphis)? I dig cornbread too, but prefer simple and basic like the recipe in the Flyer. I know there's a zillion variations, most of which shouldn't even be called cornbread, but try substituting a spoonful of maple syrup for the sugar (um, Canadian variation, I guess).
Posted: Aug 14, 2002 7:22 am
the cottage restaurant..uh huh,nuff said..
Posted: Aug 14, 2002 8:01 am
no Jiffy's not local. it's a mix you buy from the grocery store. good stuff
though. break it up in a glass of buttermilk and eat with a spoon for best results.
Posted: Aug 14, 2002 8:26 am
MI in a glass...but it tastes soogood..
Helen Wheels
Posted: Aug 14, 2002 8:29 pm
Jiffy is the ticket, but its a good idea to add fresh tomatoes, peppers, onions and parmesan or other cheese. Heat an iron skillet with oil in the oven so it sizzles when you pour the batter in. Yessss.

Garnish with cheez whiz. Skip the chocolate birthday cake, a couple layers of this goes great with beer.

Posted: Aug 16, 2002 9:50 pm
dude, if you go to http://www.menwholooklikekennyrogers.com/muffins.html
they have the old recipe for Kenny Rogers Roasters cornbread. That shit was good! I can't believe it folded.
Posted: Aug 16, 2002 10:32 pm
the key to great jiffy corn bread is to use sour cream instead of milk and to add a can of cream corn and a can of kernel corn to the recipe. (any cheese you want to add is an extra bonus) yummy corn pudding
Posted: Aug 17, 2002 12:52 am
my appologies... i gave Kenny Rogers recipe for Muffins, not Cornbread.
lacey underwear
Posted: Aug 19, 2002 11:09 pm
The cupboard has cornbread in the shape of little corncobs.It's very good, but do not eat it once it gets cold or it'll taste like crisco.
Posted: Aug 20, 2002 11:40 pm
It made me really happy to see there's actually a website devoted to Men Who Look Like Kenny Rogers because at age seven, I too, had an amazing Kenny Roger's look-a-like siting and that experience has shaped who I am today. You see, when I was a kid, my mom and I bonded over those shows on TNN like "What's Cooking?" with Florence Henderson and Hee-Haw. Anyway, it was at this point in my life that I noticed my look-a-like driving the car behind us while stopped at a stop sign. I was like, "Mom, look it's Kenny Rogers." And she said, "Well, that's not actually Kenny but he does resemble him." Of course, I refused to believe my mother and remained convinced that I had actually seen the real Kenny. And most of my young life, I held on to that belief, finding every chance I could to tell all my friend that I had seen the real Kenny Roger at a stop sign in Jonesboro, Arkansas. Anyway, I just thought I should share that.
Posted: Aug 26, 2002 6:34 pm
The BEST cornbread I ever ate is at a cajun restaurant up here in Canada (believe it or not...) I got to talkin' to the chef there, and I now know the secret ingredient: Cream Corn. Just add some creamed corn to your recipe, and it's sooooo moist, it's like a dessert! I'm hongry!
Posted: Aug 27, 2002 7:38 am
??creamed cornbread?? Sounds kinda obscene..
Posted: Aug 27, 2002 7:39 am
??creamed cornbread?? Sounds kinda obscene..
Posted: Aug 27, 2002 7:45 am
I don't normally stutter or repeat myself,but I guess it's the stress of talkin' wit new car salesman...what a nightmare!!
Posted: Aug 27, 2002 11:17 pm
Wow! I don't know who you are,,, but any woman with such respect and admiration for Mr. Rogers certainly deserves mine. I'm getting all teary eye'd.
Posted: Aug 29, 2002 1:30 am
Forget about her! She's a tease.
eric o
Posted: Aug 29, 2002 1:44 am
now now, scott...

Posted: Aug 30, 2002 3:36 am
She broke my heart, man.
Helen Wheels
Posted: Aug 30, 2002 3:53 am
Is a forum on cornbread really the place to lament a broken heart? Maybe so, maybe no.

My last cornbread cake was in the shape of a heart, but the top layer broke when I put it on top. The solution? Cover the split with cheeze whiz...before accidently burning it at breakfast while reheating it the next moring, and forwarding directly to the trash...

Maybe it belonged there to begin with.

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