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‘A Chef’s Life’: Southern Chef Vivian Howard Launches Her Brand on Williams-Sonoma

I’m a junkie for obsessive entrepreneurs, whatever they’re striving for or their means of getting there. Some of my entrepreneur friends always knew what they wanted from life (not me). Others’ paths remain exploratory and meandering even into their next enterprise in their 40s (me). The common thread among all of these people is passion. Vivian Howard, a chef from […]

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Don’t Miss the Best BBQ Recipes – Join Our Twitter Chat

If you’re planning a get-together this weekend, you’ll want to join Southern Living tomorrow in the Twitter-verse for our Test Kitchen Twitter Chat. Rubbermaid is supplying us with four gift cards to The Home Depot!

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A Southern Slice of the Big Apple

On June 8 and 9, a posse of pitmasters descends on New York City’s Madison Square Park for the Big Apple Barbecue Block Party. Let’s call that home base. From there, explore some of our favorite spots of the city’s Southern invasion. 1. The 34th Annual Mississippi Picnic June 8, noon to 6 p.m. Leave it to the Hospitality State […]

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Sweet, Smoky Ribs: The Oven Cheat Method

Memphis native and Test Kitchen veteran Pam Lolley was the victor in our Test Kitchen ribs smackdown.  The best part about her smoky, sweet ribs recipe?  You can cheat these babies in the oven.  We love the oven method because wrapping the ribs in heavy duty foil will keep the ribs moist with no need to baste.  And, oven temperature […]

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The Dish: Pork ‘n Greens Over Grits

At the recently opened Saw’s Soul Kitchen in Birmingham’s Avondale area, one dish has been flying off the chalkboard–Chef Brandon Cain’s smoked pork on greens over cheese grits, topped with a nest of fried onion rings.

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Deep Fried Friday: BBQ Egg Roll

I transformed an entire barbecue plate into a handheld treat. Southern cookin’ to-go.

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Last-Minute Getaway 2: Memphis, TN

(Bluff-top art, the mighty Mississippi, and the green expanse beyond. Photo by Richard Banks) I lived 33 of my 44 years in Memphis. Now after eight years away, the city’s culture is still under my finger nails like ribs and sauce, and its music reverberates in my head. When I get back to town, it’s like I can breathe again […]

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Best Texas Interstate BBQ

Interstate travel usually leads to generic, unmemorable, value-meal food stops. On a recent Texas drive from San Antonio to South Padre Island, I found a BBQ place called Van’s that made me want to write a story about making I-travel a more local experience. Here are three interstate BBQ joints worth an exit in Texas. (Photo by Taylor Bruce)  

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BB King Museum Coming in September

(Photos by Bill McKinney) Driving through the Mississippi Delta on Hwy. 82, we stopped at a BBQ spot in Indianola. I had heard there was a BB King Museum in the works, and the purveyor of pork at Big Daddy’s BBQ told us just where it was–101 South Sunflower Avenue.

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