Music Bites Eat A Peach by The Allman Brothers Band

In the mid Seventies I worked in a famous kitchen in New Orleans.  The Executive Sous Chef was in love The Allman Brothers Band.  We would listen to the Allman Brothers Band 8 hours a day!  Certain songs over and over.  That being said, this album produced one of my favorite songs of all time!  “Mountain Jam” is a stellar rock instrumental.  It is twenty-eight minutes of a grateful dead-ish jam, really focusing on the group’s strong points.  It’s playful, but not too intense, like some space jams tend to be.  When you add “Melissa,” one of their few top forty radio hits, “Trouble No More,” and “Blue Sky” you have a high energy southern rock album!  Arguably their best.  This Album I use regularly to reduce depression.  Music Bites Eat A Peach by The Allman Brothers Band!
This menu is southern based and is very New Orleans influenced.  The beverage choice here is a nice Italian Chianti.
Enjoy the menu!  Bon appetite!

Southern Cheesy Biscuits

Ingredients [makes 12 biscuits]

  • 3 cups All Purpose Flour
  • 1 tablespoon Baking Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Cream of Tartar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon Pepper Flakes
  • 1 cup shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • 1/2 cup cold Butter
  • 1/2 cup milk


  • Combine all ingredients except milk and butter.
  • Blend butter in with pastry blender till fine crumb
  • Slowly add milk till dough just comes together.
  • Scoop out golf ball size of dough on to greased baking sheets
  • Bake 450 for 18-20 minutes


New Orleans Southern Chili


  • 1 lb ground Beef
  • 1 lb ground Pork
  • 1/2 lb Andouille sausage – 1” slices
  • 2 Onions- Finely Chopped
  • 1 Green Pepper – Finely Chopped
  • 1 Red Pepper – Finely Chopped
  • 3 cloves of Garlic – Minced
  • 2 cans diced Tomatoes
  • 1 small can Tomato Paste
  • 1 bunch cilantro – Chopped Fine
  • 1 bunch Parsley – Chopped fine
  • 3 tablespoons Chili Power
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1/2 tablespoon pepper


Beyond Your Radio Music Bites - New Orleans Southern Chili

  • Sauté onions and garlic in a large Dutch oven
  • When translucent, add peppers cook for 5 minutes
  • Add pork and beef till brown
  • Add andouille and cook for 5 more minutes
  • Add the rest of the ingredients, stir well and simmer covers for 45 minutes.
  • Serve over Rice


Peach & Pepper Cobbler

Ingredients – Filling

  • 3 cans peach Halves-Drained
  • 2 tablespoons Jalapeños Minced
  • 1/4 cup diced Walnuts
  • 1/4 cup Honey
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 cup sugar granulated

Ingredients – Topping

  • 3/4 cup butter soften
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon Szechwan peppers- ground


  • TOPPING:  Mix together all ingredients by hands until it resembles 1/4 inch crumbs
    • Lay peaches cut side down on a greased 9 x 13 pan
    • Sprinkle with chopped Jalapeños and Walnuts
    • Mix together all the rest of ingredients in a bowl with a whisk.
    • Pour on top of peaches (make sure peaches are completely coated)
    • Sprinkle topping evenly over top of cobbler
    • Bake 375 for 30 minutes
    • Serve warm with Ice Cream
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