Tuesday, March 29, 2011

The Book and the Cook

I am in Myrtle Beach, on a slow connection, so I hope this post is successful.

Today I said a reluctant farewell to the city of The Book and The Cook.  I don't know how well off Savannah would be without the book Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, which is called "The Book" there locally.  As for The Cook, she is (of course), Paula Deen, who is practically a one person industry all by herself.  Not that I envy her; she has had a hard life and deserves all of her success.

But I digress.

Since I can't write a long post, I will summarize what I liked about Savannah.

1.  Abercorn Street, south of downtown, with its broad boulevard lined with blooming azaleeas and hawthornes, and its canopy of live oaks dripping with Spanish Moss. (and yes, I know enough to stay far away from Spanish Moss.  As a former resident of Arkansas, I know a lot about chiggers.)

2.  Bonaventure Cemetery.  Words could not do justice to the beauty of this place.  So I will, again, wait until I can upload pictures.

3.  The Byrd Cookie Company.  Paula Deen tested, AM approved.  There were samples of all the flavors, and each flavor was better than the flavor before.

3.  The Savannah Peanut Company.  Not really Savannah peanuts, they come from Virginia, but one could make a lunch of the samples.  (yes, I bought some, too.)  Not as good as River Street Sweets but the price was right.

4.  River Street Sweets.  Praline heaven! (I didn't buy the pralines, but I wish I could have bottled the fragrance.)

More on Savannah....and Myrtle Beach....when I have a good connection again.

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