Salad Days

Montgomery, Alabama

Things are greening up, and salads are popping out of the ground. One of the easiest ways to jazz up your salad game is to start making homemade dressings. They’re easy!

Food Snobs, Fruit Salad, and Unashamedly Fried Apples

Valrico, Florida

The culinary elite cast aspersions on Southern food claiming it’s simple-minded, unimaginative, and always fried. Our mamas and grannies had no part in deciding who should be crowned Culinary Elite.

Charleston, South Carolina: The Enduring Charm of the Gem of the Colonies

Charleston, South Carolina

It’s tempting to say Charleston has come a long way since its humble beginnings, but the truth is it’s exactly where its founders planned for it to be all along

Bottling the American Spirit: The History of Bourbon Whiskey

Louisville, Kentucky

What happens when you take something as celebrated as whiskey, filter it through pure limestone, age it in caramelized oak casks, and throw in a touch of Southern magic?

Move Over, Colonel: The Best Fried Chicken in the South

Charleston, SC; Nashville, TN; Mason, TN; New Orleans, LA; Atlanta, GA

No, Colonel, you didn’t make our list, but we sincerely hope you would approve of our roundup of some of the best fried chicken in the South

What the South Taught This Yankee

If he or she travels enough or lives long enough in the South, even a Yankee can start to catch on to some of the, ahem, particularities of Southern living

Soul Food: The Heart of Southern Cuisine

Micanopy, Florida

While soul food, like all foodways, took cues from other inspirations, it can genuinely be considered America’s first original and most authentic cuisine

Warm-the-Insides Wintertime Soups

Montgomery, Alabama

Chilly temps are here, bringing with them the desire to dive into some favorite savory liquid meals

Preserves: The Soul of Summer in Southern Winters

Union, West Virginia

Southerners have long had to figure out means of providing ample food through the winter when food is scarce

Slow and Low: The Original South Carolina Barbecue

South Carolina

Every Southern state tries to claim the title of Best Barbecue, but in South Carolina the proof is in the facts. With the longest history and the largest variety of sauces, SC is the uncontested capital of slow and low barbecue.

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?

Give ’Em Food: Food Gifts for Christmas

Montgomery, Alabama

When you share the fruits of your labor with someone, it means so much more than anything you could have bought