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View From Your Table


Starhill, Louisiana

My dad — his hands on right — makes the best jambalaya in the world. This was Sunday dinner yesterday.

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#1 Comment By stillaninterestedobserver On January 28, 2013 @ 3:23 pm

…lost a few minutes there, I was trying to eat the screen.

#2 Comment By Cory Andrews On January 28, 2013 @ 3:33 pm

Rod, can you share your dad’s recipe with the rest of us?

#3 Comment By M.B. On January 28, 2013 @ 4:24 pm

That makes me hungry. Recipe?

#4 Comment By elvisd On January 28, 2013 @ 5:03 pm

Recipe, please.

#5 Comment By Joe Mc.. .Faul On January 28, 2013 @ 5:16 pm

10,000 words.


#6 Comment By Alisha On January 28, 2013 @ 5:24 pm

Wow, that looks delish!

#7 Comment By David J. White On January 28, 2013 @ 7:37 pm

That reminds me a of comment you made earlier about Louisiana being a rice culture.

#8 Comment By Rambler88 On January 29, 2013 @ 12:06 am

That’s it. Louisiana’s on my vacation list. Haven’t had jamabalya there in thirty-odd years.

#9 Comment By Hunsdon On January 29, 2013 @ 8:53 am


Cherish your father. Make time for your kids to hang out with him. My parents died young, or young enough to miss out on my children, and the chance to play with them, teach them, just be with them. Of all the things in this wide world that I would change if I could, by waving a magic wand, or sacrificing enough chickens, having my children spend time with my parents is right at the top of the list.

#10 Comment By Dan Berger On January 29, 2013 @ 9:14 am

My guess is that Rod’s father’s jambalaya is like my spaghetti sauce: it has standard ingredients but the details are “by feel.”

I’ve written down my sauce recipe, but other people never get it quite right.