On today’s weekend edition, food editor Ginna Parsons (7:09) joins Derek and Brad to go over the highlights of this week’s food section. She talks about her recent vacation to the Smoky Mountains and the food she had there, including a spring garden salad with strawberries, radishes, feta cheese and a citrus vinaigrette dressing at the Biltmore House. She was able to get the recipe, and she wrote about it in the food section. Ginna also talks about this week’s Cook of the Week, Tupelo’s Ruth Dobbs, a retired educator who left a lasting impression on many of her students. Her specialties include a Swedish nut cake, strawberry-cheese ring and sure-fire fudge.
M. Scott Morris (14:52) reviews “King Arthur.” He said he went into the film with low expectations due to poor reviews from Rotten Tomatoes, but left pleasantly entertained. He particularly liked the storytelling style and use of flashbacks. King Arthur is portrayed as a complex character, but Scott thought the film would have benefitted if some of the other characters had been better developed.
Derek (24:07) has the highlights of the weekend entertainment scene. This weekend is slower than most spring weekends, but highlights include the Tupelo Hog Roast, an Oxford release party for the Mississippi Encyclopedia and a lot of live music at various venues. Derek also talks about the efforts of local songwriter Mersaidee Soules to start a Nashville Songwriters Association International local chapter in Tupelo.