"I have long believed that good food, good eating is all about risk. Whether we're talking about unpasteurized Stilton, raw oysters or working for organized crime 'associates,' food, for me, has always been an adventure."--Anthony Bourdain
2 c sugar 1 tsp soda 1 c buttermilk 2 1/2 c pecans, chopped 2/3 c pecan halves
Combine sugar, soda and buttermilk. Cook on high heat stirring constantly for 5 minutes. Add butter and chopped pecans. Cook on high heat, stirring constantly for another 5 minutes. Continue cooking until mixture makes a soft ball when dropped in a cup of water. Remove from heat and beat until thick and creamy. Drop by spoonful on wax paper and press pecan halve on top.
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