Behind the Scenes in Our Test Kitchen

February 26, 2014 | By | Comments (1)

The Southern Living Test Kitchen has been loving our latest batch of fan mail and seeing your photos of our recipes come to life. From our Lemon-Lime Pound Cake to our Chicken Enchilada Casserole, y’all can cook. So we thought we would give you a glimpse into what we’ve been working on for the past few weeks.

photo4 Behind the Scenes in Our Test Kitchen Here, our fearless leader, Executive Editor Hunter Lewis, gets the right angle on a batch of biscuits. You can look for our guide to all things biscuits in our May issue.

photo3 Behind the Scenes in Our Test Kitchen We’ve been kicking our the jams using Southern-style sweeteners like cane and sorghum syrup. Here are some of our favorite fruit fusions including a strawberry-orange combo.

photo5 Behind the Scenes in Our Test Kitchen We’ve been testing a new slew of ham glaze combinations. Easter just got a whole lot tastier y’all.

photo1 Behind the Scenes in Our Test Kitchen Rain nor sleet nor snow can stop Southern Living. Luckily the wifi and java are always flowing at Octane Coffee in Birmingham even when our building is snowed-in.

photo6 Behind the Scenes in Our Test Kitchen Here’s a look at one of our weekly tastings where we test all of our recipes and talk about how we can make them easier and tastier for you.

photo 3We did our best to combat our seasonal affective disorder by orchestrating a tomato sandwich battle. Look forward to our June issue to see the winners!

Have you made a recipe from our March issue? We want to see it! E-mail us at or write to us at Southern Living Food Department 2100 Lakeshore Drive Birmingham, AL 35209.


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    February 26, 2014 at 5:03 pm