Last fall, I stayed at the 21c Museum Hotel in Cincinnati while in town to shoot musician Valerie June just across the river in Newport, Kentucky. In the hotel lobby, an art installation by Rachel Lee Hovnanian called Dinner for Two* occupied the space just off the reception desk.
Hugh Acheson didn’t invent canning, but he’s revolutionized it. The high priest of pickling has been jarring up fresh takes on classic flavors since he started his first restaurant 5 & 10 in Athens, Georgia, and has brought new attention to a Southern artform.
Sometimes it can be hard not to think Louisiana cuisine was forged by earth’s hottest fires. Every table of deliciously spicy jambalaya or blackened redfish is replete with a variety of hot sauces: Crystal, Tabasco, Louisiana, Mindy’s, etc.