For our July issue, we looked and cooked our way through dozens of spiral bound cookbooks in search of the best of the best Southern recipes and food traditions. After testing and tasting dozens upon dozens of regional recipes—including 24 different chicken salads, six jezebel sauces, five custard pies, and four congealed salads in one week alone—we picked 18 of […]
Every time I open up a cabinet in search of something, I always end up stumbling upon something else, usually more exciting. Yesterday, while rummaging through some very uninteresting saucepans and veggie steamers, I found a little gem of a cookbook that lost its way between two pots.
Dig this: Burpee, the country’s leading home gardening company, is partnering with the American Heart Association to promote healthy eating choices among families across the nation. How? By launching the Teaching Gardens At Home Starter Seed Kit, complete with everything from carrot to cauliflower seeds, along with recipes for heart-healthy dishes.
I’ve never had a knack for flowers, but herbs, they grow for me like weeds, especially basil. My basil pots are like my pets. Their big leaves, some the size of my palms, wave me off to work in the morning. And when I return at night, they kiss me with their sweet, earthy, intoxicating perfume as I pluck a […]
According to Texas songwriting legend Guy Clark, there are “only two things that money can’t buy, that’s true love and homegrown tomatoes” – a fact that leaves us longing all winter for the perfect summer sandwich. It’s hard to beat the iconic soft-white-bread Southern classic, especially when there’s homemade mayo involved and the tomatoes are still warm from the backyard […]
School’s out for summer, and that means meals begin to hit the road for picnics, cookouts, and potlucks. Last weekend, I went cabinet digging to find the perfect picnic basket for a portable feast. Instead of finding a basket, I came across a shiny piece of food storage history. It’s hard to imagine packing up food to-go without the miracle material, […]