Hunter Lewis

Recent Posts By Hunter Lewis

How Do You Eliminate Lionfish, the Kudzu of the Sea? Cook It.

We’re been hearing about an outlaw wreaking havoc along the Southern coast. He goes by lionfish, a spiny invasive species that is threatening the ecosystem of the Gulf. Voracious eaters, they’ve flooded local waters in recent years, competing at the feed trough with native snapper and grouper. Various seafood coalitions are doing battle with the fish with trap, cage, stun gun, […]

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How to Get Out of a Zucchini Rut

Zucchini is the Rodney Dangerfield of summer vegetables: “No respect!” Give this underappreciated vegetable its due with this exclusive recipe.

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Our Favorite Ways to Fix Okra

When we wanted to celebrate okra in our A-Z Guide to Southern Food, we knew just who to call, our friend Chef Virginia Willis, author of Okra: A Savor the South Cookbook.

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Seven Reasons Why You Should Make Your Own Mayo

Seven reasons why Southern cooks worth their salt should master Homemade Mayonnaise.

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Five Reasons Why You Should Buy Local Seafood

Consider this: “A full 91% of seafood Americans eat comes from abroad,” writes author Paul Greenberg in his important new book American Catch, even though our local waters often teem with fresh fish and shellfish. This summer, demand local seafood from the Gulf of Mexico or Atlantic Ocean.

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The Best Chef You’ve Never Heard Of (Part 2)

Small-town girl moves to New York City, learns to cook, and then moves home to Kinston, North Carolina, to open Chef & the Farmer. Fast forward eight years later. Her PBS show, A Chef’s Life, wins a Peabody Award, shining a light on rural eastern North Carolina.

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Cozies: The Coolest Thing Since the Invention of Beer

When someone asks, “What would you like to drink?,” think about your response. Do you answer “beer” or “cold beer?”

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Tea-Time at the Masters

Today’s Community Cookbook: Tea-Time at the Masters (Copyright 1977 by The Junior League of Augusta, GA; Printed by Hart Graphics, Austin, TX) Our twelfth edition printing (1991) of this popular community cookbook boasts a banged-up green plastic spine from the previous owner, who also penned an X-marks-the-spot asterisk in the margin next to the recipe for Ha’Penny Snacks, a favorite […]

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The Southern Foodways Alliance Community Cookbook

Today’s Community Cookbook: The Southern Foodways Alliance Community Cookbook (Copyright 2010; Edited by Sara Roahen and John T. Edge; The University of Georgia Press, Athens & London) The good folks of SFA, an institute of the Center for the Study of Southern Culture at The University of Mississippi, sought out contributions from their tribe of chefs, cooks, writers, historians, and […]

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The Gasparilla Cookbook

Today’s Community Cookbook: The Gasparilla Cookbook (Copyright 1961 by The Junior League of Tampa; Hillsboro Printing & Lithograph Co., Tampa, FL) A Tampa cocktail party, circa 1961. On the buffet: Mrs. J. Brown Farrior’s Shrimp Roundelays, Mrs. Arthur D. Brown’s Fondue Neufchateloise, and Mrs. Eckford Hodgson’s Rancho Aubrey Bean Dip. To drink? Dr. William Moore’s Artillery Punch (1 quart each […]

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