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...

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...

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...

Chef William Dissen of Market Place Restaurant

By Eden Canon Chef William Dissen of Market Place Restaurant Chef Dissen discusses his efforts to source and promote local, sustainable seafood. Executive Chef and owner of Market Place Restaurant &...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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-...

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...

The Roaming Gnome’s Top 5 Asheville Breweries for a Weekend Beer...

  Whether you’re a casual beer lover or a raving hophead then you belong in Asheville, NC.  The artsy mountain town has more breweries per capita than any other city...

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...

Step Up Your PB&J with Durham’s Big Spoon Roasters

Who hasn't happily scooped a spoonful of peanut butter from the jar before? For Durham, North Carolina's Mark Overbay, that's kind of how it all began. As founder of...

Easy Snacks for Your Child’s Birthday Party

As easy as it sounds, easy snacks could be quite a handful especially when parents have to stick to some nutrition policies that they must follow. Some schools...

A Weekend in Music City, USA – Part 2

If taking in the history of country music leaves you hungry and searching for food, there is no shortage of food options in Nashville, TN. One of the most...

Places You Must Experience in the Heart of Savannah: Savannah Smiles...

Live entertainment in its rawest form is the best way to describe this late night action packed piano bar. With a venue that holds over 450 people, you are sure to...

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...

How to Make The Perfect Summer Icebox Cake

Is there any dessert more perfectly suited for summer than the icebox cake? Cold, creamy, and no-bake, icebox cakes were originally made with Nabisco chocolate wafers and whipped cream....

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...

7 Questions with Copper Pot Kitchen’s Ashley Tarver

Ashley Tarver of Copper Pot Kitchen makes some pretty awesome olive oils. Seriously, not making it up. We used her Roasted Garlic olive oil in our mashed potatoes...

West Asheville, Land of the Taco

By: Jennifer Saylor Live in West Asheville? Hope you like tacos. You better, because you can get a taco at 19 (?) different places within a 5-minute drive of Haywood Road,...

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...

“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...

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...

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...

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