About ten minutes to one p.m. those “in the know” begin to gather their bearings. With the blessing imminent, the lids come off and the foil is peeled away from hundreds of platters and covered dishes in preparation for the coming rush. Four tables, each nearly thirty feet from end to end, proudly display a vast array of Thanksgiving offerings. There’s every manner of casserole, salads that run the gamut from gluten-free to doused-in-Duke’s, and enough cakes, cookies, puddings, and pies to sweeten the nearby Pee Dee River from here to Winyah Bay.
Acclaimed cookbook author and owner of Fire & Flavor Grilling Co. (a purveyor of all-natural cooking products), Gena Knox serves up a most beautiful and delicious Thanksgiving spread at a family friend’s farmhouse near her Athens, Georgia, home.
It’s easy to paint a target on John Besh’s chest these days. He continues to open successful restaurants, publish books that fly off the shelf, cultivate a brand that is becoming the preeminent NOLA restaurant group, and flash a set of pearly whites that would send Donny and Marie into a corner crying. Women love him and men love to hate him for just that. He is an enviable man and is quite simply everywhere these days.