Food

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

Christmas in Frederick

Frederick, Maryland

At no other time does Frederick’s hospitality shine as it does during the holiday season—so here are five ways Frederick shines brightly at Christmas

Notes from the Fair

Montgomery, Alabama

For many in the South, lasting memories are made each year at their annual state fair

Cold Turkey: Turkey Shoots, a Southern Autumnal Tradition

Beaufort, South Carolina

The shooting of actual turkeys expired long ago—their heads replaced with paper targets—but the shoot-out remains a tradition across America, especially in South Carolina’s low country

Mountain Cornbread: As It Should Be

Madison County, North Carolina

This “new way” to do cornbread showed up over a hundred years ago, but it’s the old way and the only way for some

Southern Cocktails

New Orleans, Louisiana; Louisville, Kentucky

5 of the best with origins in the South—these fermented favorites have been keeping folks happy for a good long time