more about: Southern Food

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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My Mom Was Right About Squash

Every winter when I was a kid, my mother would bake butternut squash for dinner. It looked yucky — like an alien’s head split down the middle with a pool of butter in place of the brains. Mom said I had to sit at the table until I ate it. Once, I sat there 4 months.

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Sow the Right Seeds

Nothing pleases Grumpy more than spreading the word about a Southern gardening company that performs a valuable service for all the right reasons. So ladies and gentlemen, cats, dogs, and chickens, please make the acquaintance of Sow True Seed from Asheville, North Carolina.

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Don’t Feed Stinking Squirrels!

I hate squirrels. Hate them, hate, hate them, hate them! They gobble my birdseed, dig up my plants, gnaw on my wires, and nest in my attic. And it’s all the fault of you people. You squirrel feeders out there.

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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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Fried Chicken Goes Hollywood

Now that the Oscar nominees have been announced, and the ceremony is little more than a month away, the really serious deliberations begin: What should you serve at your party? This year we’re giving dainty little bites a pass, and handing the statuette to over-the-top Southern fare served by Atlantan-turned-Beverly Hills-resident, Alex Hitz .

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All I Want for Christmast is A Savory Breakfast Casserole

We love a big, rich breakfast casserole in the South, especially on Christmas morning, and Sausage-Hash Brown Breakfast Casserole is a delicious, hearty choice. Get a jump start by cooking the sausage the night before, and placing it in a plastic zip-top bag to chill overnight. You’ll be one step ahead on Christmas morning, giving you time to enjoy the […]

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All I Want for Christmas is A Holiday Poundcake

Looking for a truly special holiday poundcake? Cream Cheese-Coconut-Pecan Pound Cake is one of our all-time favorites.  It’s a stately cake, crowned with a snowy layer of coconut, and enhanced with a touch of bourbon.  Garnish it with easy sugared cranberries and rosemary for a truly dazzling dessert. Cream Cheese-Coconut-Pecan Pound Cake Makes 10 to 12 servings Total time: 3 hours […]

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All I Want for Christmas Is Linzer Cookies

There’s still time to bake, and these beautiful, melt-in-your-mouth cookies are well worth the time. Raspberry jam is the traditional filling, and its tart sweetness complements the buttery shortbread cookies.  Use 2 different-size star cutters to create the dramatic look. But if these don’t squelch your cookie-baking enthusiasm, try one of our other favorites.

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