Alcenia's has chow-chow in Memphis
Delicacies of the Day. Brooklyn's The Five Spot, 459 Myrtle Ave. offers smoked turkey white meat to season its cabbage. Choose it with a Down Under Black Tiger shrimp platter.
At Houston's This Is It, 2712 Blodgett St., the 50 year-old restaurant keeps cabbage on the menu everyday alongside oxtails and smothered pork chops.
Alcenia's, 317 N. Main St. in Memphis, offers "Cha-Cha", the cabbage-based relish with a variety of vegetables along with home-made apricot, peach, pear and fig preserves.
Favorite Farmer: Leah Penniman of Soul Fire Farm.
Cookbook of the Day. Alcenia's Healing the Soul by Betty Joyce Chester-Tamayo