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May 12, 2011


Mary Samuelson

Dear Joe and Ann,
Thank you so much for the wonderful comments on the restaurant. The okra comment is so funny, and the reason why is because I used to make true southern fried okra with cornmeal the way my mom made it but customers were complaining about it because they wanted the nasty breaded stuff, so I finally gave in and started fixing it that way. Any time anyone comes in from the south and orders okra, however, I ask them which they want (real southern fried okra or the cardboard tasting stuff) and invariably they choose the fresh southern fried okra. I've served it to several St. Louisians who really like the breaded stuff better, and although I don't understand it, I don't understand Emo's pizza either so I guess it just comes from being a foreigner to the area
:-). I know I can't know who you are, but if you visit us again, please ask for southern fried okra and I think you'll get a very different impression. :-) Thank you again for your kind words. I love preparing my mom's recipes and it is very rewarding to me that people enjoy them so much.
Happy eating!


Mama Josephine's is my new favorite neighborhood restaurant. I've been now several times, alone, and with guests. We've all sampled various items off the menu. The quality is consistent, and the food is excellent. You just can't beat the price!

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