Southern Food in Los Angeles

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Nathan Hall is a cook who believes in preparing food in the traditional ways passed down to him by his grandfather, a former house slave in Louisiana.  He is the author of Simple to Sublime: A Collage of Southern Cooking.  Nathan share his favorite Southern food, how to make it and where to find it in Los Angeles.

Pecan Pie:
Maurice Snack N Chat
5068 W. Pico Blvd.
Los Angeles

Collard Greens & Yams:
3300 W. Manchester Blvd.

Crawfish, Creole & Etouffé:
Harold & Bell
2920 W. Jefferson Blvd.
Los Angeles

Baked Turkey Wings & Dressing:
Aunt Rosa Lee’s Mississippi
2781 S. Western Blvd.
Los Angeles

Collard Greens Recipe

3-4 bunches or 1 large bag of collard greens
1 tsp. salt
3 tbsp. oil
3 tbsp. red pepper flakes
1 large hamhock in 2-3 cups of water

Cook meat until tender, with oil, salt and red pepper flakes under medium heat.  Add greens and simmer for 10 minutes.