Deep South Magazine has just published another of the poems from my work in progress collection, Always the Heat.
This poem is titled First You Make a Roux. It was inspired by a painting I bought some years ago on a trip to New Orleans with my best friend.
All good Louisiana cooking starts with a roux, and it's something I stessed to my kids when I started teaching them how to cook.
Look for the poem at http://deepsouthmag.com/2013/11/first-you-make-a-roux/ and I hope you like it.