My bride and I have been excited for weeks about the partnership between Netflix and Michael Pollan to bring “Cooked” to its streaming lineup; it’s a 4-part series based on Mr. Pollan’s most recent book.  We watched the first part, “Fire,” on Friday evening. Here’s the description of the show from Pollan’s website: Explored through the lenses of the four natural elements – fire, water, air and earth – Cooked is an enlightening and compelling look at the evolution of what food means to us through the history…






More than a year ago, my bride read about a class called “Pork U.” offered by Sam Huff from BBQ1 in Garden and Gun magazine.  She tried to enroll me as a birthday present; all classes were full.  She tried again the following year, but all classes for the year sold out in under 30 minutes.  Thursday, she got a call from Sam himself, and she learned there was an opening for Saturday.  I cancelled my plans. I arrived at Sam’s back yard in Kennesaw at 7:30am; I…