The Journey Inward: Reminiscing About My Southern Background


Last updated 5/22/2019 at 4:02pm

By Dr. John Campbell

My wife says that I am a connoisseur of “Cracker Barrel” restaurants. “Is there a Cracker Barrel you haven’t tried?” she asks.

The food is not like home-made, but their menu is southern.

Mind you, I have eaten at some of the finest restaurants in Paris. If given the choice though between escargot and country ham, I will choose the latter, hands down. Don’t mind the salt. Grits and red-eye gravy, what a combo. Throw in the biscuits and scrambled eggs and you have a meal fit for a good ole’ southern boy.

Beside breakfast fare, a staple at my boyho...

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