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"Jack of Spades" Southern Black-eyed Peas and Rice aka Hoppin John

Hoppin John recipe featuring black-eyed peas slowly simmered in a rich broth to a partial creamy texture then combined perfectly with cooked fluffy rice. MOOD MUSIC My grandfather was a big fan of the actor Bernie Casey. I think Pops was impressed with his activism and intelligence. He had roles in several iconic films including …

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"black moon rising" black eyed pea soup

Sometimes when things feel like they're spinning outta control or you're just off your game, it's best to jump off the treadmill and just get re-centered or grounded. That's what this comforting bowl of black eyed pea soup represents for me. It's slow cooking and sustained eating for a few days. Just what I needed.

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