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These are the stories of our people in their own words. From sharecroppers to governors, the veterans, artists, writers, musicians, leaders, followers, all those who call Mississippi home. Since 1971 we've collected their memories. The technology has changed, but our mission remains the same: to preserve those wonderful stories. Listen to Mississippi Moments Monday through Friday. at 12:30pm on MPB think radio.
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Nov 21, 2016
MSM 505 Robert St. John - Family Thanksgiving Traditions

No one has more of a passion for good food than Hattiesburg’s own Robert St. John.  As a food writer and restaurateur, St. John has found the recipe for successfully translating his love of cooking into a successful career. Through the popularity of his eateries, cook books and food columns, one readily sees his complete understanding of the southern palate.  An understanding he credits to his upbringing.

In this episode, St. John discusses his Hattiesburg roots and how his family’s Thanksgivings have changed through the years. He remembers his grandmother as a great cook and hostess.  And he explains how the smell of a roux still reminds him of Thanksgivings at her house.

Many of the recipes St. John prepares on Thanksgivings today have been passed down from his mother and grandmother.  Even so, he still manages to add his own touches.

Podcast extra: Even though he knows he could do a lot of business on holidays such as Thanksgiving and Christmas, St. John feels it’s more important for his employees to be at home with their families on those days.

Happy Thanksgiving from Mississippi Moments.

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