Tuesday, December 19, 2006
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Cooking for commies

Alabama Agriculture Commissioner Ron Sparks was in Cuba last week breaking (corn)bread with that nation's communist rulers.

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Ron Sparks went from state agriculture commissioner to cooking instructor during his latest multimillion-dollar trade mission to Cuba. ...

While in Cuba, Sparks and his staff used Alabama products to prepare a traditional Southern meal for Cuban officials. It included fried catfish from Southern Pride Catfish, cornbread, butter beans, green bean casserole, coleslaw, pecan pie with ice cream, and Red Diamond sweet tea.

Wow! That's a meal fit for a king. Too bad it was wasted on tyrants.