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Deep Dish Corn Bread Cooked In Dutch Oven

Dutch Oven Cornbread Recipe

I don’t talk about my personal life often, but the few times things do come out about my past, it should not come as a surprise to know that my younger days were filled with something known in American cuisine as “soul food”.  Big, black cast iron skillets on a stove, with bacon fat drained off to save money, to be reused during cooking.  Fried chicken.  Sun tea.  Coleslaw.  Cornbread.  It’s the type of food that got poor folks by in the Great Depression, that was made in the farmhouses and back swamp shanties before Social Security was established.  It’s cheap, made with what is abundant, and took centuries to perfect.  It was the United States’ answer to the so-called Peasant Dishes of France.

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Cream and Butter Sauce with Romano Cheese Chicken and Sun Dried Tomato Closeup

Our Favorite Recipe for Blacked Chicken with Sun Dried Tomatoes with Romano Cheese, Cream, and Butter Sauce Tossed Into Fettuccine Noodles

Our Favorite Recipe for Blacked Chicken with Sun Dried Tomatoes with Romano Cheese, Cream, and Butter Sauce Tossed Into Fettuccine Noodles A couple of nights ago, we tried another recipe adapted from the famous Marcella Hazan Italian cookbook.  It involved a cream and butter sauce, and was one of the original versions of Fettuccine Alfredo…

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Running an Investment Case Study on Eastman Kodak Including the Bankruptcy

An Investment Case Study of Eastman Kodak: How the Bankruptcy of One of America’s Oldest Blue Chip Stocks Would Have Turned Out for Long-Term Investors

A Case Study of Eastman Kodak How the Bankruptcy of One of America’s Oldest Blue Chip Stocks Would Have Turned Out for Long-Term Investors One year ago, Kodak declared bankruptcy after more than 130 years in business as a leading blue chip firm that gushed profits for its owners.  I wrote Kodak’s demise at the…

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Morningstar Updates It Berkshire Hathaway Class B Intrinsic Value Estimate

Morningstar Is Getting Closer On Its Intrinsic Value Figure for Berkshire Hathaway

It’s been 1-2 years since we talked about the intrinsic value of Berkshire Hathaway.  The last time I publicly commented in any meaningful way was to say that I thought Morningstar was wrong in its model.  This put me in the interesting position that rarely happens: I thought intrinsic value was higher than the analysts who were publicly writing about it.  Normally, I’m the one exclaiming that the estimates and variables used were too rosy.

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Quincy Florida - The Town of Secret Coca-Cola Millionaires

How Quincy, Florida Became a Town of Secret Coca-Cola Millionaires

In the 1920s and 1930s, a banker named Pat Munroe in the small town of Quincy, Florida noticed that even during the depths of the Great Depression, otherwise impoverished people would spend their last nickel to buy a glass of Coca-Cola.  With good returns on capital, and a once-in-a-century valuation so low that the business was trading for less than the cash in the bank, “Mr. Pat”, as he was called, encouraged everyone he knew to buy an ownership stake in the firm.  He would even underwrite bank loans, backed by Coca-Cola stock, for his responsible depositors to encourage people to acquire equity.

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