In Memphis, soul food is as deep in tradition as the blues. Secret recipes are passed down like a dead man's legacy. When we asked Gus Vanderbilt of Gus's Fried Chicken in Mason, Tennessee (about 40 miles outside Memphis), for his fried chicken recipe he simply replied "I ain't telling". This recipe isn't exact but we think it comes close. Note: Allow at least two hours, up to overnight, for marinating.