• The Best Kept BLT Secret

    With the onset of warmer weather, we are getting a sneak peek of some of the South’s finest staples. At the exit of Strawberry season, we are being sprung straight into another one of my favorite seasons: the tomato. We Southerner’s all but lose our minds the moment the ugly heirlooms, the perfectly spherical Roma’s,

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  • Bamboo Juices

    Part of the reason why I started writing is to explore the South through food and travel. I love meeting Southern entrepreneurs who are working to build awareness to the community they serve and tout their love for fine southern ingredients. Even if they don’t procure all of their ingredients from The South, they still

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  • Strawberry Shortcake Biscuits

    Last time we talked I lied to you and made you a promise I didn’t keep.  I said I was going to post about these amazing strawberry shortcake biscuits, but then life happened, there was this whole moving thing, work got crazy, friends beckoned me to hang out, and I sorta-completely-totally-just-maybe forgot to follow up

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  • Bartaco Secret Taco

    I used to be, to the horror of all Southerner’s around me, someone who hated short rib. To me, there was nothing less palatable than this cut of meat, and I would always refer to its taste as “if the color gray had a flavor, that would be short rib.”  I know, I’m horrible. I’m

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  • National Bloody Mary Day

    Winston Churchill, Fernand Petiot, Ernest Hemingway- all of these men (and more) are credited with creating the illustrious fan favorite: The Bloody Mary. While the origin is questionable and rooted in loose history of one man’s claim over another, we can all agree January 1st calls for some “hair of the dog” after the champagne

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  • Creamy Apple and Parsnip Soup

    It happened all too fast: Summer dipped her toes into Fall and then Fall jumped straight into Winter. We’ve been having wonderfully chilly mornings leading into brisk sunny afternoons. The kind of weather that makes you want to grab a warm body and cuddle the afternoon away, start wearing head to toe tartan, and whisking

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  • Apple Walnut Banana Bread

    Mmmm, smell that?  It’s Autumn and she’s primping her orange leaves for their final dance from the branches and enticing all of us to stay inside with cinnamon and allspice-scented treats.  Isn’t it ironic when your banana’s turn the same day you find yourself with a couple of hours to spare in the kitchen on

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  • Ode to Summer’s Fruit

    There is nothing Southerner’s know more of than the harmony that is tomato season. No greenhouse grown tomato can compare to the ripeness of a hand plucked heirloom off the vine growing in your own backyard. From June until September you’ll find tomato dishes popping up at any Southern establishment and we nary remember what

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