Southern Taste

This is not your ordinary source to good cooking... Southern Taste allows you to view and review recipes, tips and even news! From the best cornbread recipe to the latest cooking inovation...Southern Taste has you covered. So grab your apron and start practicing "ya'll," your journey into southern cooking is about to begin!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

True Southern Culture

Growing up I never took much interest in cooking. When I turned 18 and graduated high school becoming a caterer was not one of my many dreams. I graduated with a Jack Daniel's scholarship, which landed me a job as a server at Miss Mary Bobo's Boarding House. Starting out there I saw the place as nothing more than a job to help pay for gas to get me to school. Now I look back and see the place where my dreams truly began.

Miss Mary Bobo's Boarding House

Miss Mary's is a gathering place for folks worldwide to taste and experience true southern culture. From the skillet fried chicken to the everyday fresh fried okra, Miss Mary's is southern hospitality at its finest. I have to say I contribute my love for southern cooking to this place.

Everyday I got to see the smiles on visitors faces as they passed the Jack Daniel Candied Apples around the table. I watched the cooks top homemade fudge pie with homemade whipping cream. The only complaint I ever heard was from a man who had too many apples and needed help walking down the stairs!

For those of you who are not familiar with Miss Mary Bobos, feel free to check out the Jack Daniel's website. I encourage everyone to visit this true southern establishment. Spaces are limited and only two (sometimes three) meals are served a day. Visit the website to get information on how to make your reservation.

From the family style dinning to the history you will hear from your hostess, this place offers guests more than just a taste of the south.


  1. You know, I lived in Lynchburg my whole life, but I have NEVER eaten at Miss Mary Bobo's. I should go sometime!