more about: Food

New Year Resolutions (This Blog Will Save Your Life!)

Are you swearing off certain foods for your New Year resolutions? Sweets? Bread? Alcohol (it’s really not a food is it, no matter how much you want it to be!)? I hope you aren’t totally giving up all of these, and most of all, I hope you aren’t giving up on my favorite food – cheese! Seems crazy to me […]

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Bugs — If You Can’t Beat ‘Em, Eat ‘Em

As you’re preparing this Thanksgiving’s menu, don’t overlook unique side dishes that will make your feast the most memorable of all. Forget the cliche mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, stuffing, cranberry sauce, congealed salad, and other boring sides you’ve suffered through decade after decade. This year, let’s feature a renewable food source that’s inexpensive, highly nutritious, and will have your […]

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Serve Up Some Sunchokes!

Gardening and cooking often involve leaps of faith. Yesterday, Judy and I spent the morning browsing all the various booths at the Farmer’s Market at Pepper Place in downtown Birmingham. I love farmer’s markets. They have so much stuff and much of it is pretty weird. As Forrest Gump so eloquently put it, “You never know what you’re gonna get.”

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What We Eat — It Didn’t Start With Winn-Dixie

Greetings once again from the beach, faithful readers! Yes, to your great delight, Grumpy is having a wonderful time. During his idyll, he has been reading a fascinating book called The American Plate that traces the origins and histories of the things we eat. And if you’re a staunch purist who only likes stuff made in Amurica, you ain’t gonna […]

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Grow Your Own Turkey This Year

“Eat fresh, eat local” may be the mantra of foodies today, but not when it come to the year’s greatest feast, Thanksgiving. Too many people still rely on frozen, store-bought turkeys, denying themselves the pleasure of a succulent, richly flavored, home-grown bird. Growing a turkey is easy, fun, and cheap! Here’s how to do it. Step 1 — Select Good […]

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Real Men Eat Salads

Many of you probably think Grumpy hunts and devours live animals. Well, he used to, until his wife convinced him to eat a more healthy diet. So here is Grumpy’s new freshly planted salad garden. Not only will its leaves supply lots of Vitamins, minerals, and fiber, but unlike animals they will not struggle while being harvested.

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5 Southern Delicacies That You Love & I Hate

  Friends of Southern Living, please sit down, for I have shocking news. I hate raw tomatoes, as well as four other iconic Southern foods.

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We’re Calling It: Tater Tots Are Trending

As the Gershwins have been reminding us since 1937, I say “potato,” you say “tater tot.” Luckily, no one called the whole thing off, and now it’s official: the tater tot no longer toils in high school. It’s graduated, and we couldn’t be prouder of its success. Ladies and gentleman, we’re calling this the Year of the Tot.

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First Look: The Cover Of Sean Brock’s Long-Awaited New Book “Heritage”

Charleston chef Sean Brock doesn’t deal in half-measures. Never has, and he wasn’t going to start with his definitive cookbook-that’s-way-more-than-a-cookbook. Called Heritage and published by Artisan Books, it hits shelves on Oct. 21. Here’s a first look at the cover of the tome that consumed much of Sean’s last three years.

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Here’s The Biggest Bourbon Selection In Columbia, Soon The States?

Kristian Niemi might hail from Minneapolis, but his soul is Southern. Case in point: His restaurant, opening Monday, April 28, is named Bourbon, is located on Columbia, South Carolina’s now-bustling Main Street, and boasts the largest bourbon selection in Columbia. Kristian is ambitious — he aims to grow the selection to be one of the largest in the U.S.

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