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"I started Dixie Caviar five years ago while living in Los Angeles. I had been working for a celebrity event planner, traveling all over the world creating fabulous parties for the fanciest people," Nealey said. "Unfortunately the hours were dreadful and I didn't have much time for a social life. But then fate stepped in, and I met a wonderful boy (Walt) from Georgia at an SEC bar on UCLA's college campus. Yes, he is a UGA fan, but at least it's not that school with the elephant."
One of the most frequent bits of advice you'll see shared about how and why to start blogging says that you should write about your passions in life. Nealey wound up blogging because of both her passions - cooking and Walt.
The courtship - Nealey courting Walt - naturally involved cooking. "In my attempts to impress him, I started cooking Southern recipes to remind him of the place we both called home. It became a full-fledged obsession, and Dixie Caviar was created to document all of my crazy kitchen experiments. I eventually quit my job as a wedding planner, enrolled in culinary school, and worked as the assistant to a well-known cookbook author," Nealey said.

Music: Chinese Blues (1916, George Gershwin piano roll) by Moore and Gardner (


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