The South’s 5 Best Veggie Plates

June 13, 2014 | By | Comments (4)

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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  1. 25 Reasons Why Southern Food Rules | Your Hub for Southern Culture

    […] 18. But we did invent the veggie plate. Here are our favorites. […]

    June 19, 2014 at 6:01 pm
  2. The Ultimate Southern Living Veggie Plate | Your Hub for Southern Culture

    […] you’ve been inspired to make your own veggie plate after reading about our favorites across the South, try this recipe on for size, and take a look at our other favorites for compiling the perfect […]

    June 13, 2014 at 6:00 pm
  3. Rebecca Newman

    When my father was critically ill and in ICU, one of his nurses shared with me that she was a diabetic who really missed being able to have sweets. On one of my breaks from sitting with my unconscious dad, I went to my mother’s house and baked her a cake that I’ve been making for years for my Type 1 diabetic son. I took it to her and you cannot imagine the look on her face when I presented her with a fresh pineapple cake that had almost no sugar. With her good care and many prayers, my dad recovered and lived for three more years! That gave me time to realize (1) my dad was priceless, and (2) cake can work a miracle!

    June 13, 2014 at 2:00 pm
  4. Patricia

    My mother and aunt always baked Pound Cakes and kept one in the house at all times. So, I have kept the tradition going. My favorite cake is from a Southern Living magazine, originally posted in September, 1978, but ran with other delicious Southern cake recipes in December, 1990. It is Million Dollar Pound Cake. The recipe is simple,, and the cake is very versatile,and tastes great!

    June 13, 2014 at 1:47 pm

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