In recent years, electronic pressure cookers like the Instant Pot have surged in popularity among home cooks. The New York Times’ Melissa Clark has written over forty cookbooks, but her latest book “Dinner in an Instant” focuses on improving classic dishes with these tools of convenience.
The strong spirit of the late Southern cookbook author Ernest Mickler captivated writer and photographer Michael Adno. Researching the man who helped reshape how America saw people from the “deep South” led Adno all over the country. But the chance to sit down for a meal with Mickler’s former partner and friends is a memory he won’t soon forget. Here Adno recalls that special evening and shares a recipe for one of the dishes they enjoyed.