Tag Archives: Southern

Weeknight Collard Greens

‘Tis the season, I suppose, but I’ve been running around like a loon the past week or so. It’s hard to keep dinners wholesome and healthful when at the end of a long day all I really want to do … Continue reading

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Slow Cooker Pulled Pork

Full disclosure: I am no barbecue expert, friends. I don’t know my Carolina from my Memphis from my Kansas City, couldn’t really tell you the first thing about brisket or burnt ends. But I do know when something tastes fantastic, … Continue reading

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Fried Green Tomatoes

Several years ago I took a rambling tour of the Low Country, promenading through Savannah’s gracious moss-draped oaks and Charleston’s honeysuckle-scented gardens. I remember two things best about that trip: that my boyfriend asked me to marry him by the … Continue reading

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Goat Butter Biscuits

I have such a weak spot for a good biscuit: golden brown, tender and light as air, with flaky seams through the middle so they’re easily split and slathered with jam or sandwiched with Virginia ham (or prosciutto, even better) … Continue reading

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Black Eyed Peas

Serving black-eyed peas on New Year’s Day is a well-honored Southern tradition, meant to usher in luck and prosperity for the coming year; the peas are said to signify coins, the accompanying greens and cornbread connoting cash and gold. Black-eyed … Continue reading

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Mint Juleps

I love the summer Olympics. I’ve been known to enjoy the game of baseball. But as far as sporting events go, nothing gets a higher grade from me than the Kentucky Derby. It’s thrillingly paced, for one.  Then there’s the … Continue reading

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Hummingbird Cake

I grew up in a suburb outside of Washington, D.C., just south of the Mason-Dixon line with a Mid-Atlantic lean towards the North. (President Kennedy once slyly remarked that Washington is a town of “Northern charm and Southern efficiency.”) It’s … Continue reading

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Chicken and Andouille Gumbo

I was going to share a picture of the gumbo I made last night. Except my friends and I ate it. We ate all of it. I’m sorry about that, but it was delicious, and there weren’t any leftovers for … Continue reading

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New Orleans

New Orleans, I love you. I love your sidewalk brass bands, your Cajun spices, your feathers and beads. I love your smoked rabbit with smothered greens, your tipsy tourists, your cochon de lait, your red beans and rice. I love … Continue reading

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