“I was wearing an old Salvation Army shop boy’s suit. As I went to the bathroom I heard people saying, ‘Hey, faggot’. They slammed my head into a locker. I fell to the ground and they started to kick the shit out of me. I had to have stitches. The school kicked me out, not the bullies.
“Years later, I went to a coffee shop and I ran into one of the girls who’d kicked me, and she said, ‘Winona, Winona, can I have your autograph?’ And I said, ‘Do you remember me? Remember in seventh grade you beat up that kid?’ And she said, ‘Kind of’. And I said, ‘That was me. Go fuck yourself.’”
Happy National Fried Chicken Day! Although famed for his eye-catching fashion designs, Mississippi-born designer Patrick Kelly was well known among his friends for hosting fabulous fried-chicken dinners at his studio in Paris. Host your own tonight with Kelly’s own fried chicken recipe!
Patrick Kelly’s Southern Fried Chicken
Ingredients 1 fryer chicken 1 cup cream 2 tbsp. water 2 eggs 2 cups flour Salt and pepper 1/2 tsp. paprika 1 cup bacon fat 1 cup shortening 1 tsp. butter
Cut your chicken into frying pieces, then add salt and pepper. Beat together water, cream, and eggs, then pour the mixture over the chicken pieces and let them soak for one hour. Add paprika to the flour and roll the chicken pieces in it. Take bacon fat, shortening and butter, and melt in skillet. Place the chicken pieces in the skillet and fry until golden brown.