Arthur Davis and Chicken

Old Country Store, Lorman, Miss.

"How has chicken changed your life?"

Mr. D.: "It's totally changed my life. Chicken is best...chicken is best. It's a staple. I didn't have any idea who liked chicken, and then I found out in the chicken business that everybody loves chicken. Even the governor loves chicken. Words can't even begin to express who likes chicken. People come from Australia because they love chicken — Japan likes chicken, France likes chicken — all the world loves chicken. And fried chicken is the thing people really look for when they come to the South. My grandmother's recipe has allowed me to express Southern cuisine at its best."