Taqueria Ferrus in West Tupelo is unlike other food trucks. Not only does it remain in one location – near West Main Street and Milford – it also is open for both lunch and dinner.
On today’s weekend edition, food editor Ginna Parsons (6:43) joins Derek and Brad to talk about the food truck that serves authentic Mexican dishes. Juan Carlos Acosta and family offer a menu that includes tacos, tortas, quesadillas, Mexican street corn and flavored water.
Ginna also discusses the rest of this week’s food section. The Cook of the Week is Nena Jones of Iuka, who switched to a low glycemic index diet after being diagnosed with diabetes. She lost 64 pounds and reversed her diabetes over 10 years. Jones’ recipes include kale pesto, energy bars with nut butter and steel-cut oats, and roasted chickpeas, among others.
Ginna also shares a BBQ sauce recipe that she said was good enough to eat with a spoon straight out of a bowl.
Also on today’s episode, photographer Lauren Wood (22:15) talks about her recent photo essay on Cherry Creek Orchards on Highway 345 in Pontotoc. Amanda and Wylie Stark’s farm has more than 70 acres of peaches, and also has blackberries, tomatoes and purple hull peas.
M. Scott Morris (28:48) reviews “Cars 3.” He said the movie has some new and fresh moments, but loses the “wow” factor of the earlier movies in the series and doesn’t come together well as a whole.
Derek (39:34) breaks down the weekend entertainment scene – Sidewalk Chalk at Blue Canoe, the “Still Straightening Nails” 3D sculpture exhibit at the GumTree Museum of Art and Tupelo Community Theatre’s youth production of “Shrek the Musical Jr.”