The Southern Gentleman – recipe

Gentlemen, time for a quick geography lesson. The Pacific NW? Coffee. The North? Boston Tea Party. The Midwest? Pop. World, meet bourbon...that's right, from the South. Bourbon, say hello...

The Perfect Sweet Potato Pie

Southerners love pie. I don't think this is an exaggeration, or even a generalization. It's truth. We love making pie, eating pie (obviously!), and especially serving pie to the ones we...

Get to know Southern Curves Vodka…drop by drop

Put the Sweet Taste of the South in Your Mouth Michelle Weber, creator of Southern Curves Spirits, is a true Southerner. She has been a resident of Savannah, Georgia...

BBQ served up in the Lone Star State

"Unsweet, she leans over and whispers!” "Excuse me"… I reply. “The tea, its unsweet”, she repeats. “I already knocked a point off because the tea is unsweet.” Coke...

Forget the drug store caramels. Hello, Shotwells.

I first discovered Shotwell Candy Co. when Box South was founded in January, 2014. I had always been ambivalent towards caramels; to me they were always stogy, dilapidated...

Merry Cheese Crisps – Small Batch, Big Taste

A few days ago, Meredith McMillan opened her email and found quite a surprise. It was an email asking her to share the main ingredients in her cheese...

Bean to Bar, Texas Style

I arrived early and settled into my booth at the food show- to my right a table filled with spice rubs and barbecue sauce, to my left a...

3 Food and Beverage Tips for an Outdoor Summertime Wedding

Picture your ideal summertime wedding: sipping chilled champagne with friends, indulging in delicious red velvet cupcakes, watching the sunset with your new groom. Al fresco weddings during perfect...

4 Farmers Markets to Visit in Currituck County

Farmers markets in Currituck County play a key role in the community’s history and economy. In Currituck County, you can find many local farmers markets with fresh fruits...

4 Must-Try Culinary Gems of the South

4 Must-Try Culinary Gems of the South Southern food is unlike any other. Hearty and homely, it throws health out the window and promises delicious taste with no substitutions....

Southern Curves Spirits: Blackberry Honeysuckle Lemonade

Flowers are starting to pop up everywhere. Trees are starting to bloom. And, like every Spring, I am starting to crave some lemonade. Southern Curves has gone one...

Cooking Class – Dough, Asheville – “Southern Comfort Food”

I want to start out by saying I have never taken a cooking class. I had no idea what to really expect. I had seen a Paula Deen...

Bourbon Barrel Beef & Ale – Waynesville, NC

Waynesville, North Carolina is a small town. Head west on I-40 from Asheville, don't go too fast because a couple of towns will fly by and next thing...

Panzanella – Cook, Eat, & Repeat

Saturday in the South means one thing during the summer: the farmers’ market! I love to load up a basket of fresh herbs and produce and plan my...

Preserving Place

“”It was interesting to really think about answering your question, because the complete answer is that I am also "from" my mother's people, in the town and country...

Places You Must Experience in the Heart of Savannah: The Public...

You are bound to get thirsty walking around the streets of Savannah and this hotspot is perfect for afternoon cocktails. From the unique layout to the skilled mixology behind these craft...

Reggie Kelly, Former NFL Player Knows FOOTBALL and GREAT FOOD

Are you excited that the 2014 College and NFL Season is here? My household has been sitting on READY, SET, HUT…. We all know great products make any...

Comforting Fall Seasonal Breads from City Bakery

For the fall season, City Bakery Cafe, an Asheville staple for over 10 years, strives to evoke the familiar and comforting feelings of home by using rustic and...

“Spring in the South” – Cocktail Recipe

Any of these ingredients on their own are pretty awesome. Throw them all together? Better just go ahead and make a big batch of it now. Party sensation...

I Simply Remember My Favorite Things…

There are a few things that every business on this list has in common. They are small.  They started with a good idea. There are no CEOs, no...

Nice to “Meat” You

All morning today, the word "sushi" just ran round and round in my head. Visions of spicy tuna rolls and wasabi danced in my head. You see, my...

Commander in Chef – The White House Cookbook

It was an odd feeling to be sorting through my grandmother’s things. And that portrait! For as long as I could remember, the boyhood likeness of General Taylor-...

Best Spots to Pick Your Own Strawberries in North Carolina

Spring is the season for strawberry picking in the South. For residents of North Carolina, opportunities abound, from small, side-of-the-road stands to massive plots. Here are a few of...

Georgia Crafted On My Mind

Georgia Crafted is a monthly subscription & gift box company promoting local Georgia artisans.  Having launched just over a year ago, Georgia Crafted started as strictly a surprise...

It’s not a box of food, it’s a box of culture

We began Batch exactly a year ago, shipping out our inaugural box this time last year. What we thought would be a nice passion project and something to enjoy as...

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