more about: Chefs

Gift Like A Chef: Christmas Edition

They labor in the kitchen day in, day out for the sake of keeping the rest of us well fed, and their love for food carries over into their holiday gift-giving, as well. We asked four  Southern chefs what they’re giving for Christmas, and here’s what they told us. Megan Williams, Etch Restaurant Williams keeps Nashville sweet, so it’s no […]

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Give Me Some Sugar: Getting to Know Christina Tosi

In “Give Me Some Sugar,” Emily Hilliard introduces us to some of the South’s most talented female pastry chefs, courtesy of the Southern Foodways Alliance. They do right by the classics while developing a new canon of their own. Check back every Monday to meet a reason to save room for dessert. Who: Christina Tosi Where: Momofuku Milk Bar (Five […]

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James Beard 2013 Outstanding Chef Nominee Sean Brock: Brock Bites

It’s a big day for chef Sean Brock of McCrady’s and Husk in Charleston. Today he got word that he’s one of five nominees nationwide for the prestigious James Beard Foundation Award for Outstanding Chef. And he’s the only Southern chef in this elite group (which includes his bro-friend David Chang of the NYC Momofuku empire). We chatted with him shortly […]

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How to Cook the Perfect Rack of Lamb

Chef Wesley True of Montgomery, Alabama’s True shares his Easter secrets. Rack of lamb is actually pretty simple if you remember three main points.

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Recapping A Tribute to Frank Stitt

Birmingham’s Frank Stitt is an American treasure. On Saturday night, his friends (who happen to be some of the South’s best chefs) gathered to honor him at the Charleston Wine + Food Festival‘s “A Tribute to Frank Stitt.” Each chef cooked a dish to honor Frank, and each dish showcased Frank’s passion for regional ingredients, his respect for technique, and his […]

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What I’m Eating Now: Matt McClure

The current buzz in Northwest Arkansas? The Hive, the much-anticipated restaurant tucked into the 21c Museum Hotel in Bentonville opened this week (the hotel will follow in February). We pulled chef Matt McClure off the line for a few minutes to find out what’s for dinner in Bentonville–and why he’s so excited to be back cooking in his home state. […]

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What I’m Eating Now: E.J. Hodgkinson

When Atlanta star Ford Fry (the chef and owner of No. 246 and The Optimist and Oyster Bar at The Optimist restaurants), asked E.J. Hodgkinson to step into the role of executive chef at JCT. Kitchen & Bar, the popular Southern farmstead-style restaurant that opened last year, the young cook didn’t think twice. 

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Katie Button’s Sauteed Greens and Olive Oil-Fried Eggs

In just over 18 months, Asheville’s tapas restaurant, Cúrate, has become the hottest ticket in town, and its Executive Chef and co-owner, Katie Button, a blazing culinary superstar.  She shared one of her favorite, easy, late-night meals, eggs fried in deep olive oil, served over sautéed baby kale and spinach, in our just-published January 2013 issue. 

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Key Lime-Kissed Recipes And Memories From Norman Van Aken

You just know that they had a lot of fun back in the day. Well before Jimmy Buffet penned “Margaritaville” about Key West, James Beard-Award winning chef Norman Van Aken had already fallen head over heels for the island’s raffish charm.

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Boudin, Beer, and Cajun-Style Boot Stomping in New Orleans

It’s not any evening that serves up Emeril Lagasse, Donald Link, and a fez-clad Mario Batali; Cajun music by Feufollet and The Red Stick Ramblers; a dance performance by the genius that is 610 Stompers, and boudin variations from 50 of the South’s top chefs.

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