WINTER has arrived in Arkansas, but still it is warm enough to sit outside on the porch to eat. Our lunch is traditionally, deliciously southern: baked ham with mashed potatoes, collard greens, yams cooked with marshmallows, green bean casserole and pumpkin pie, all washed down with iced tea. Beyond the chicken coop, stables and pasture that comprise this little ranch just outside the town of Heber Springs sits the dam opened by President John F Kennedy a month before his assassination. To the north and west are the stunning Ozark mountains and vast forests that cover much of northern Arkansas and play such a big role in the imagination of its inhabitants. Look at the map of this area and in the names of the towns and counties you see evidence of the Scots immigrants and their descendants who became influential: McCrory, Crawford, McNab, Fordyce, McDougal. Loading article content I’ve accompanied my American-born partner home for a visit and four generations of his extended family have gathered for lunch. As we eat, conversation moves between family gossip, the animals on the ranch and the duck-hunting season, which is now under way. In my experience Southern hospitality is indeed the warmest… Read full this story
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