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Taste of the South

Taste of the South May/June 2019

Taste of the South helps you savor the unique dishes, cooking personalities and culinary destinations of the South - and now you can enjoy every single page on your tablet! For readers who love Southern cooking or simply experimenting with new flavors, this magazine is a guidebook. Taste of the South is for those who have a passion for good food, at home and on the road. Every issue is a guide to Southern lifestyle.

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Hoffman Media
6 Issues

in this issue

2 min.
editor’s letter

When we are working on a new issue of Taste of the South, we try not only to give you the classic Southern dishes you would expect—the nostalgic banana puddings, comforting macaroni and cheeses, and crispy, crunchy fried chicken—we try to give you a sense of what is going on in Southern food today. Sometimes we look to the past for forgotten recipes and ingredients, and other times we turn to the region’s brightest chefs, because Southern food has always been a work in progress, constantly influenced by local traditions and regional tastes. Dishes that many of us recognize as Southern, like a cake made with Coca-Cola or even something as ever-present as shrimp and grits, would not likely have seemed so to our grandparents (or especially our great-grandparents, if they…

1 min.
editor’s picks

Hercules, the Airport Dog Sharp-eyed passengers at Charleston’s Yeager Airport will notice Hercules, the airport’s border collie, running around the grounds keeping birds and other wildlife from interfering with flight traffic. Bluegrass Breakfast Burger Breakfast might be the most important meal, but brunch is pure fun. Generously topped with West Virginia-cured bacon, a local egg, and smoked Gouda, the Breakfast Burger at Bluegrass Kitchen shouldn’t be missed. Elk City Rambles Just across the Elk River, Elk City offers a distilled look at the creativity that’s bubbling up in Charleston. From craft coffee bars to a vinyl record shop, this neighborhood will have you hooked. Popcorn at Bridge Road Bistro I love how the folks in Charleston’s growing restaurant scene are embracing their local bounty. The popcorn, bacon, and flaky salt in this dish from Bridge Road Bistro…

2 min.
serenity by the sea

Nestled just between Charleston and Myrtle Beach and hidden from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, the picturesque oceanside community of Pawleys Island creates the perfect opportunity to reconnect with loved ones while giving yourself a much-needed reboot. One of the oldest seaside destinations in the country, the four-mile-long island is completely uncommercialized and feels like a true step back in time. Lined with understated vacation homes, there are no grocery stores, gas stations, restaurants, or hotels, aside from two classic inns—the Sea View Inn and the Pelican Inn. The Sea View Inn features rustic rooms with relaxed décor and ocean views. All meals are included for those who don’t want to worry about cooking or driving, and the quaint atmosphere includes plenty of rocking chairs, a library, and a cozy…

2 min.
dishing with

When chef Julia Sullivan returned to her hometown, she knew one thing for certain: she was going to open her own restaurant. Now the proud co-owner of Henrietta Red, a semi-finalist for Best New Restaurant at last year’s annual James Beard Foundation Awards, Julia and her team strive to create an unforgettable dining experience by putting an emphasis on straightforward recipes and fresh, locally sourced ingredients. When asked how she continues to shine in the ever-growing Nashville food scene, this is what she had to say. What do you think about the food boom Nashville has experienced in the last few years? I think sometimes things work and sometimes they don’t, and that’s part of this city’s magic to me. Our restaurant culture is evolving to cater toward a broader range…

1 min.
prep + provisions

1 ANSON MILLS SEA ISLAND BENNE SEEDS Originally from Africa, benne seeds are most commonly mistaken for their relative, the sesame seed. Today, Anson Mills harvests them in Charleston, South Carolina, for their nutty and deep burnt-honey flavor. Sweet or savory, these seeds are perfect for classic and modern Southern recipes alike. $5.95/8 oz bag; ansonmills.com 2 TRUE MADE FOODS KETCHUP Everyone knows ketchup is the foundation of any truly perfect burger on a hot summer’s day, and this northern Virginia-based business has taken it to the next level. They’ve eliminated the artificial flavors from the classic condiment by naturally sweetening all their products with fresh vegetables. Your taste buds will rejoice at the pure tomato flavor. $18.95 for three bottles; truemadefoods.com 3 CHARLESTON GOURMET BURGER CO. MARINADE AND SAUCE Before you fire up the…

2 min.
new + noteworthy

ROOT & BONE | South Miami, Florida After bursting onto the Miami food scene late last year, Root & Bone’s new permanent location has quickly become a go-to venue for doses of warm hospitality and soul-nurturing food with tasty tributes to timeless recipes. Pair the exquisite menu with the bright, rustic feel, and this restaurant definitely breaks the mold for a Southern comfort food joint. rootnbone.com ALLSOPP & CHAPPLE Little Rock, Arkansas A first-rate dining experience and world-class cuisine meet in this tribute to one of historic Little Rock’s beloved former local businesses, Allsopp & Chapple Bookstore. With a menu filled with modern Americana cuisine and a culinary staff boasting national accolades, this new Main Street joint deserves a spot on your must-try list. allsoppandchapple.com COUVILLION | Louisville, Kentucky Famous Cajun and Creole flavors reign…