I live in California but grew up in Alabama, and I'll be spending at least one week of every two months there for the rest of the year (southwest Alabama). I'm looking for some food folks to hang out with while I'm back home. I just finished a cooking school program and love to cook with other people, but I'm also looking for people to share restaurant tidbits and go exploring with. The kind of people who'll drive three hours because they've heard that a tiny diner in a tiny town has really, really good pie, or who think it's fun to track down your friend's cousin's 99-year old uncle because he grows these great muscadines that nobody's ever seen before.
Also - any wine buddies would be welcome. I'm just starting to learn about wine, and it's much more fun to do that in a group. The county where I'll be in Alabama is dry, but we'll see what we can do.
I can volunteer my sister's kitchen, and maybe access to a camphouse or two. I just need some names to put on the invitations.