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FRESHWORKS! Festival Debuts in Birmingham

The people behind the inagural FRESHWORKS! Festival are out to prove that farm-to-table food is always in season. This Saturday (June 16), farmers, chefs, and food trucks will converge at The Gardens at Park Place for an afternoon of education, entertainment, and of course, great Southern cooking. Expect a veritable bounty of food trucks including Birmingham favorites such as Dreamcakes, Shindigs, and […]

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‘The World in a Skillet’ Book Tour

In their new book, The World in a Skillet: A Food Lover’s Tour of the New American South out March 24, authors and husband-wife team Paul and Angela Knipple explore the ever-changing state of Southern foodways. The couple spent three years eating their way through the South; collecting recipes and stories from first-generation immigrants. From Pastel de Choclo—a Bolivian-style corn pie similar […]

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Oxford Restaurant Burns

Some people think of Oxford and immediately think of The Square, The Grove, and Ole Miss. For me, Oxford is a bastion of Mississippi culture and great Southern dining. So it disheartens me to report that Yocona River Inn, one of the community’s culinary landmarks, was destroyed by fire on on Thursday, March 12.

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