Food

Chess Pie: Nothing More Southern

If there is nothing more American than apple pie, then there is nothing more Southern than chess pie

The International Flavors of Floribbean Cuisine

Safe Harbor, Florida

The flavors of the world converge in Floribbean to please the palates of everyone

The Battle of Olustee: The Union’s Loss of Its Florida Ambitions

Lake City, Florida

You may not remember it, but Florida does—and in a big way every year: What the Union forces thought would be an easy Florida conquest was stopped dead in its tracks at Ocean Pond

A Feast for the Senses: Charleston, West Virginia

Charleston, West Virginia

It’s no secret that West Virginia is a feast for the senses, but we like to think that the state’s capital is especially so

The Fourteenth Colony: Celebrating Vandalia

Charleston, West Virginia

Vandalia may never have actually become a colony, but that doesn’t stop these toe-tapping West Virginians from celebrating it anyway

A Sea-Worthy Celebration: The Mobile Bay Jubilee

Fairhope, Alabama

It’s one of the craziest things you’ve ever seen: shrimp, crab, eel, flounder—whatever’s been swimming deep in the Bay—all doing their best to get out of the water and into your bucket

Farm and Fashion: How Thomasville Became a “New South” Leader

Thomasville, Georgia

With a solid, visible, and organic connection to its past, this New South city always seems to be one innovative step ahead as well

Southern Staple #1: Cornbread Cooked in a Cast Iron Skillet

Montgomery, Alabama

How we make cornbread in the South can get personal

At Tracks’ End: Thomasville’s Vibrant Restaurant and Food Scene

Thomasville, Georgia

Thomasville’s customer base is well-traveled, and so they know good food—but they also know they don’t have to wander very far to find it

How Sweet It Is: The Contented-Cow Cheese of Sweet Grass Dairy

Thomasville, Georgia

Thomasville’s Sweet Grass Dairy is here to change the way you think about cheese

4 Ways Thomasville Transforms Tradition

Thomasville, Georgia

A town founded on revolutionizing tradition may seem a non sequitur for some, but for the folks of Thomasville, Georgia, it’s just a way of life

A Gingerbread House Original: Picking Up the Pieces

Montgomery, Alabama

The best-laid plans often crumble—but it’s OK

Citrus Christmas: A Sweet Southern Tradition

For generations, stretching back further than our history books, we Southerners have filled our Christmas stockings with sweet, seasonal citrus. But why?

Tradition and Taste: An Appalachian Christmas Breakfast

Flag Pond, Tennessee; Marshall, North Carolina

In 2013, my 82-year-old mother looked at her Christmas morning plate and said, “I’ve eaten this same meal on this same day for eighty consecutive years.”

Eat and Be Merry: Edible Gifts for Christmas

Montgomery, Alabama

Homemade treats make memorable gifts—even after they’re eaten!

An Ozark Original: Springfield’s World-Famous Cashew Chicken

Springfield, Missouri

One of the world’s favorite Chinese dishes was crafted right here on the other side of the globe

5 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Springfield

Springfield, Missouri

Come discover what lies just off the beaten path of the Main Street of America