Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
April 15, 1953 -- September 3, 2008
Monday, September 8, 2008
Whew. Last Thursday was a busy day at EECM. We had the Volunteer Celebration and our visit by Bill "The Sauce Boss" Wharton. Let me set the scene for you for the latter event (or check out video by clicking here).
Picture a dining room packed to the gills with Soup Kitchen guests, all watching with rapt attention the antics of a middle-aged white guy in a chef's hat as he plays the steel guitar, tosses out original blues lines, and stirs a huge pot of gumbo over a giant Bunsen burner. In the background, two other musicians play bass and occasionally take a turn on a washboard vest contraption. It was pretty incredible.
So was the gumbo. The Sauce Boss asked the room if anyone had never had gumbo. I didn't even say anything, but he clearly knew a newbie when he saw one because he marched over and demanded "And what about you? Have you ever had gumbo?" I confessed my ignorance of the gumbo arts and he consoled me with a hug and a promise that I would soon see the light. And he was right -- that was some good food.
And in case you have a hankering, here's the recipe, straight from the Sauce Boss website. You can buy his special hot sauce there, too.
Friday, September 5, 2008
Tuesday, September 2, 2008
That's right! At 11am on Thursday, September 4th, Bill "The Sauce Boss" Wharton will be making a very special appearance at EECM's Soup Kitchen.
The Sauce Boss travels the country, performing at shelters and community venues as part of his Gumbo Crusade -- he feeds the hungry while singing some righteous blues. Bill will whip up a vat of gumbo for the guests of EECM's Soup Kitchen while also filling the room with cajun-themed tunes from the Florida cypress swamps.
Everyone is invited to share in this great experience. Lunch is (always) free and so is the music. Come and join us for some gumbo and the blues!