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Hannah Hayes

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Hugh Acheson and Nashville’s The Peach Truck Share Why They Love Stone Fruit

America’s love affair with stone fruit is iconic—a cherry pie in the windowsill shouts U.S.A. as loudly as the red bandana tucked in Bruce Springsteen’s jeans. But nowhere is stone fruit more beloved than the South. That’s why we devoted part of our July issue to a love fest for peaches, plums, nectarines, and cherries with recipes for our Easiest Peach […]

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Kacey Musgraves Talks Biscuits and New Album With Food + Wine Magazine

Southern Living-favorite and fellow biscuit fan Kacey Musgraves drops her new album Pageant Material today. Our friends at sister publication Food & Wine‘s Christine Quinlan recently caught up with the country star at the Food & Wine Classic in Aspen, where she co-hosted Last Call Y’all, a brunch-themed after party. They chatted about everything from biscuits to the best pho in Nashville. You had your […]

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5 Questions With the Lee Brothers on Their New TV Show Southern Uncovered

  Southern power siblings and cookbook authors Matt and Ted Lee made their TV debut this past weekend with their new show, Southern Uncovered, an Anthony Bourdain-esque Southern travel series that shows the brothers exploring the food and culture scenes of cities like Atlanta, Asheville and Louisville. Their first episode on arts network Ovation was fittingly devoted to their hometown of Charleston. We recently caught […]

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Meet the Southern Living Food Awards Winners: Frankie Valdez of Frankie V’s Kitchen

  Artisan: Frankie Valdez Company: Frankie V’s Kitchen Winning product: Habanero-Infused White Vinegar Made in: Dallas, Texas When Frankie Valdez’s coworkers started bringing to-go containers for his homemade habanero hot sauce, he knew he needed to start selling it. Already an independent film producer, restaurateur, marketing firm owner, and an IT consultant, he added award-winning hot sauce maker to his resume. […]

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Meet the Southern Living Food Awards Winners: Fullsteam Brewery’s Sean Lilly Wilson

Artisan: Sean Lilly Wilson Company: Fullsteam Brewery Winning product: Summer Basil Farmhouse Ale Made in: Durham, NC Chief Executive Optimist — that’s the title you’ll find on Sean Lilly Wilson’s business card. His undaunted enthusiasm for craft beer first lead him to the floors of North Carolina’s legislature to legalize high-alcohol craft beer in the early 2000s, and then to […]

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Memorial Day Recipes: Our BBQ Game Plan

Memorial Day: It’s a grill-lover’s Christmas, and the countdown is already underway. Whether you want to switch up your usual menu or haven’t even planned beyond what beer you’ll be cracking open first, the Southern Living Test Kitchen’s got you. Here’s what we’ll be making May 25th. (Hint: they’re all recipes from our particularly awesome June issue.) Appetizer: Louisiana-inspired Crispy Andouille Hush […]

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Announcing the Winners of the 2015 Southern Living Food Awards

The Southern Living Test Kitchen taste-tested more than 300 of the newest artisan products to find the best Southern-made foods. Now, we’re finally announcing our 24 winners. We kicked off our three-day taste test by sampling nearly 60 jars of jams and jellies and ended with a side-by-side comparison of 46 different kinds of coffee. In between the sugar headaches […]

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What to Eat at New Orleans Jazz Fest 2015

  Festival food: it’s a term that conjures images of cardboard chips in a puddle of neon orange cheese, foil-wrapped turkey legs, and corn dogs. But at New Orleans Jazz Fest, it’s just as much of a reason to go as the music with over 70 food vendors serving items like crawfish pie, pheasant and quail gumbo, and oysters on the half […]

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Who We Can’t Wait to See at Jazz Fest 2015

We love to have an excuse to visit one of our favorite Southern cities, New Orleans, but the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival happening April 24 through May 3rd is a great reason. From big acts such as Wilco and Elton John to NOLA staples like Irma Thomas, along with the likes of Ryan Adams, Kacey Musgraves, Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett, […]

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The Alabama Shakes’ Brittany Howard Tours a Vinyl Pressing Plant + New Album Release

Even though demand for vinyl records hasn’t been higher since your dad was really into Electric Light Orchestra, there are only 20 plants in the United States that still physically make records. United Record Pressing in Nashville, Tennessee is the busiest plant, not just in the South, but in the world. It’s also who pressed the Alabama Shakes newest record Sound […]

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