50-by-50 Series Premiere “Alabama”

50-by-50 with Chef Dave Palmer logo over a scratch-off US map with Alabama circled and a hand with a coin posed to scratch it off.

Hey there, folks! Welcome to my culinary journey as I launch my brand-new YouTube series, “50-by-50.” Get ready to join me on a flavorful journey through the heart of Alabama, where we’ll indulge in mouthwatering dishes and heartening tales of community spirit, all served up with a side of Southern charm.

In this debut episode, I’m thrilled to take you on a tour of my beloved home state, from the quaint streets of Florala to the capitol city of Montgomery. But hold onto your hats, because this isn’t your typical food tour—it’s a soulful exploration of the connections we share over a shared plate and the stories that bind us together.

Our adventure begins in Florala, where I can’t help but reminisce about tying the knot at the historic L&N train depot. Catching up with old friends and family, I’m reminded that the real spice of life isn’t just in the food we eat but in the company we keep. What better place to revel in good company than at The Depot? These days, it’s a restaurant built inside that historic train depot. That’s where Heather and I reunite with our good friends Caleb and Jennifer, the dynamic duo behind Cancer Freeze, a cause that’s close to my heart.

Amidst the sizzle of shrimp and the irresistible aroma of peach cobbler, we share tales of community resilience and the power of lending a helping hand. From humble beginnings to a thriving charity initiative, Cancer Freeze embodies the spirit of Alabama—a place where kindness knows no bounds.

Next up: Montgomery, where I pay a visit to my grandma’s kitchen, the heart and soul of my family. There, surrounded by the comforting aroma of fried pork chops, sweet potatoes, butterbeans, and homemade biscuits, I learn that the true recipe for happiness lies in the love we share and the memories we create around the dinner table.

So come along with me on this quest to savor 50 states by the time I hit 50, one delicious dish at a time. In this mouthwatering premiere episode, I aim to prove that the best way to experience a place is through its food and the people who make it special. So grab a plate, pull up a chair, and let’s dig in—together.

Seen in this episode:

The Depot
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Thedepotflorala/
Google Maps https://maps.app.goo.gl/UHLb7dCNR2H14raa9

Cancer Freeze
Website https://cancerfreeze.org
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100064892043866
Instagram https://www.instagram.com/cancerfreeze/

Chef Dave’s footwear by Amberjack
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