FOOD & DRINK

Southern Comfort

After more than a decade working with some of the best Southern chefs around in Charleston and Nashville Chef Cole Ellis decided to return to his roots.  He moved back to his hometown of Cleveland, Mississippi and in 2013 opened Delta Meat Market in the heart of town as a butcher shop and boutique grocer …

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Seasonal Inspiration

Growing up as the youngest of five kids, south Louisiana native Scott Serpas helped his mother cook family meals from an early age. His memories of eating the simple, yet flavorful and memorable meals his mother prepared in their kitchen – red beans, seafood, crawfish, po-boys and shrimp boils – were the inspiration for keeping …

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JUST PEACHY

Growing up in Fort Valley, Georgia, Stephen Rose never had a bad peach. Eating succulent peaches right off the tree in the heart of Georgia’s peach country was de rigueur for him in summer. “When you bite into a perfectly ripe peach, it should surprise you with its sweetness,” Stephen claims. “You should have to …

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Smothered in Okra

It wasn’t easy being uprooted from the seafood-laden waters of south Louisiana and moving to the mountainous land-locked mill town of Dalton, Georgia. My momma, Doris Helen Richard, met and married my father, William Martin Sapp, Jr. in 1945 in Alexandria, Louisiana. With that single move, she not only encountered cultural and religious differences – …

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Grilled Mahi Mahi with Field Pea & Carolina Rice Hoppin’ John and Fried Okra

With summer produce at its peak, Chef Mike Davis of Columbia, S.C.’s Terra is spotlighting the South’s bounty in this simple, yet crave-worthy dish. Using all locally sourced produce, this dish is expertly crafted to let the ingredients shine and is a guest favorite. The recipe begins with perfectly cooked field peas from Yandle’s, a small produce market located right in the heart of Columbia. The field peas are combined with …

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The Ol’ Nut Job

Ragged Branch Distillery was born from an idea Alex Toomy had with friends and now co-owners, Russell Nance and Chris Sarpy during the financial downturn in 2003. The trio embarked on a journey to establish a distillery at a farm in central Virginia on Ragged Mountain near Charlottesville.    After seeing David Pickerell, the former …

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Tastes of Winter

At Circa 81 in Beaufort, NC, Chef Clarke Merrell believes the cocktail is king. With over 30 cocktails on their menu at any given time (including seven different mojitos) they are always pushing the boundaries.  What better way to celebrate the Holidays than with these cocktails that highlight the tastes of Winter and are as fun …

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The Dead Rosetti

Through a nondescript wood door lighted by a single, wrought iron lamp, Micah LeMon and his staff pour their latest libations at James Beard award-nominated restaurant, The Alley Light, in Charlottesville, Virginia. Reminiscent of a speakeasy, the team works with Prohibition-level creativity to quench the ongoing cocktail renaissance. Cooler months usher in holidays with citrus …

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Okra Pancakes

It goes without saying, that if you put a basket of okra in front of us, we are going to make something – anything!  We love okra anyway you fix it.  But of all the ways to prepare it, frying must top the list. Jason Smith of Cog Hill Farm shared this recipe for okra …

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Vietnamese-Styled Breakfast Sandwich

Bánh Mì is typically a meat filled Vietnamese sandwich.  Usually made with French bread, our version substitutes English Muffins and our good Southern bacon made extra spicy with Sriracha for a great twist on this Vietnamese staple.   [columns_row width=”third-and-two-thirds”] [column]Ingredients 4 toasted English muffins 8 pieces Honey Sriracha Bacon (see below) 4 large eggs …

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Tomato Pie

Summer means tomatoes.  Lots and lots of tomatoes! Who doesn’t love them?  Paired with fresh basil and cheese and baked as a pie, you have the perfect Southern lunch.  Use your favorite type or mix them.  You can’t go wrong.  In her recipe, “Peanut” Belk from Wild Hope Farm in Chester, SC uses Greek yogurt …

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Pork Soda

The Blind Pig Supper Club followers & fans of the Primus album Pork Soda clicked the ticket link immediately, as if Les Claypool himself would be the entertainment. They knew that the affordable price would go farther than paying for a meal, even if that meal was more stellar than any one restaurant would provide. [dropcap …

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It’s Pudding Time

Whole Hog Pudding, Mustard Pommes Puree, Oyster Mushrooms, Fresh Tomato and Soft Egg This dish, named after the Primus song, is inspired by a traditional Irish breakfast. With oats and grains often in plentitude, they carry the pork well. White Pudding has been a popular cultural staple across much of England, Ireland and Scotland with variations …

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