Maybe someone can help me and I hope this is the right board to make this request.
I am searching for a very specific recipe that seems to be all but lost to me. Gordonsville Fried Chicken.
First of all, please do NOT tell me to contact Mr. John T. Edge, or to buy his book. I did both already. It's NOT in there. He does have a recipe that is "inspired" by the people of Gordonsville but it is absolutely not the recipe I seek.
Ok, now that I got that out of the way...
The recipe was originally printed in either Gourmet or Bon Appetit around 1988 through 1992. Not earlier or later, that much I can pinpoint due to events in my life.
I kept the recipe for several years but lost it in a move. I contacted the magazine at that time. They were able to provide me with a xerox copy. Unfortunately, several moves later and before the advent of the use of personal computers ad nauseum, I again lost the recipe and forgot which publication it came from. I tried contacting both magazines to no avail as the recipe by then was far to ancient even for them to dig up.
I've done web searches, and nothing similar comes up. I do remember the recipe more or less, nothing matches it.
So, my only hope now it either to make a road trip to Gordonsville (which in itself is such a Chowhoundish thing to do, that this may be my only solution) or I can hope that some obsessive/compulsive magazine hoarder out there has this issue sucking up storage space in their garage or attic. Wouldn't you just love to be able to prove to your significant other that there was a good reason for saving all of those magazines? LOL!