Arkansas Backstories: Okra

By Joe David Rice   What do cacao, cotton and hibiscus plants have in common? They’re all related to okra. And, for the most part, they’re held in much higher regard than their misunderstood and maligned cousin.   Okra often generates negative reactions, especially among those who have limited experiences with this versatile vegetable. I’ve…

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Preparing a Labor Day Weekend Menu

Now we have a countdown to Labor Day. The weather should dry out, and it should be a great weekend for lake activities, grillin’ and chillin’ or just your last hurrah for summer.   I’m going to share some recipes that I’m planning on preparing for my lake crew. This is the last weekend for…

My Top 10 Dishes in August

Each month I will be recapping my favorite food from restaurants in Little Rock and around Arkansas. Here are my top 10 dishes in August. Chicken Tortilla Soup at Baja Grill (Heights location) I have written ad nauseam about this soup through the years, so its inclusion on this list should not be a big…