Like pulled pork and fried chicken, the vegetable plate is embedded in the South’s culinary DNA. In times when meat was scarce, savvy cooks tended fertile patches behind their homes to nourish their families with seasonal bounty. The practice is budding once again, as the earthen jewels at flourishing green markets entice us to cultivate our own backyards
And this isn’t a reaction to any kind of health craze: It’s really about the ingredients’ deliciousness. Welcome to the vegetable renaissance.
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