My sister learned the basic flour mix from her former mother-in-law, who grew up in Carruthersville, Missouri. My sister kept hearing Emeril say how well garlic went with pork, so she added it to her seasoning mix. My dad still swears that my maternal grandmother (his former mother-in-law) made the best fried chicken ever. Born in 1919, she was the eldest daughter, and second of ten children, raised on a farm outside the town of Black Oak, Arkansas. Even after my parents divorced, Dad was occasionally invited to eat Grandmommy's fried chicken. He always relished those meals, and still talks about them today. My grandmother never told anyone, except my grandfather, her secret to breading her chicken, but she did tell my sister her trick to frying it. My sister has incorporated that method into her pork chop recipe.