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Taste of the South November/December 2018

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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holiday favorites

1. Terrapin Ridge Farms Hot Pepper Bacon Jam Whether we’re tossing it with roasted Brussels sprouts or serving it with goat cheese and crackers, we’re jamming on this spicy, bacon-y treat. $8.10; terrapinridge.com. 2. King’s Olive Oil Company Increase the flavor appeal of your favorite dishes with a splash of infused olive oil. Options include Blood Orange, Olive Wood Smoked, and Cilantro and Roasted Onion. From $11.95; kingsoliveoil.com. 3. The Shack’s Sorghum Hot Sauce Hailing from the Shenandoah Valley, this hot sauce has some sorghum sweetness to balance out the heat from serrano and ghost peppers. $10; theshackva.com. 4. The Old Mill’s Grits Freshly ground grits are an essential Southern pantry staple. These corn grits (available in white or yellow) from Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, are a worthy addition to…

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dishing with

BAKER’S ADVICE A seasoned professional, Dolester has had her fair share of ups and downs in the kitchen. Her advice for baking success? Preparation. “Always read the complete recipe before you start, and measure out all of your ingredients. It’s best to have it all right there so you don’t forget something.” Earlier this year, Dolester Miles took home gold at the James Beard Foundation’s annual awards, where she was named the most Outstanding Pastry Chef in the country. The reigning queen of confections at Highlands Bar & Grill in Birmingham, Alabama, Dolester is no stranger to extravagant holiday meals. But when it comes to her favorite take on celebrating, it’s being with her family that hits home. Who taught you to bake? I started when I was…

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prep + provisions

1 LADY EDISON SOPRESSATANaturally fermented and dry-cured, these North Carolina-made salami are a delicious addition to your holiday cheese board. We love the tang and peppery flavor of the Sweet Sopressata, while the subtle lingering heat of its spicy counterpart is hard to beat. $12; ladyedisonpork.com 2 BANNER BUTTERThere’s nothing better than real butter, and this Georgia company makes some of the best. Infused with fresh herbs and spices or enhanced with a bit of sweet sorghum, Banner Butter has you covered for every occasion. Grab a hunk of crusty bread and dig in! 4 for $28; bannerbutter.com 3 BLACK OAK ART SMALL SERVING BOWLHand-thrown in Waco, Texas, this serving bowl bridges the gap between form and function. Dishwasher and microwave safe, we use it for everything…

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new + noteworthy

COOP 303 Atlantic Beach, Florida A harmonious mix of traditional and contemporary, this brand-new spot is serving Southern food with a twist. Offering everything from pork rinds and boiled peanuts to addictive mains like pulled pork sandwiches with collard greens and Tabasco onions—plus an array of cocktails—this restaurant is amazing day and night. coop303.com RODNEY SCOTT’S BBQ Birmingham, Alabama Since he was 11 years old, South Carolina native Rodney Scott has been mastering the art of slow-cooking whole hogs, and the country has taken notice. Now, the James Beard Foundation Award-winner is bringing his famed Lowcountry ‘que to the Magic City, where guests can feast on spare ribs, fried catfish, and of course, whole hog barbecue sandwiches. rodneyscottsbbq.com GRAINS & GRITS FESTIVAL…

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where the locals love to eat

Red Wattle Pork Chop from Cured the Pearl district is a vibrant shopping and dining destination San Antonio’s must-see River Walk. Mission San Jose Catholic Church Deshebrada Tlayuda at La Gloria from craft brews to inventive bites, Southerleigh is a tasty hotspot in the Pearl district. Wood-Fired Pretzel from Southerleigh Chocolate Clementine Crunch at Clementine assorted pastries and coffee from La Panadería. Boasting a custom manufactured in-house brewery, Southerleigh offers 21 different beers on tap. A brewhouse in the 1800s, this historical building has been reborn as the elegant Hotel Emma El Buenos Días from La Panadería come for the coffee but stay for the Bakery Lorraine treats at Local Coffee inside La Pandadería. Alamo City’s culinary heritage and roster of up-and-coming chefs have been grabbing the attention of…

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san antonio insiders share their favorite bites in town.

JOHNNY HERNANDEZ Chef and restaurateur, Johnny Hernandez Restaurants HIS PICK: SUKEBAN“I love their creative approach and how they incorporate tropical fruit into their [sushi] rolls. The presentation is always impeccable!“ CHRISTINA COKER @Christina_Coker Blogger, Champagne Taste Beer Budget Her pick: SOUTHERLEIGH“I think brunch should be an everyday thing. My favorite place for brunch in San Antonio is Southerleigh at Pearl. The Texas Gulf Crab & Avocado Omelet is a must!” GARRETT HEATH Founder and writer, SA Flavor HIS PICK: RAY’S DRIVE INN“If you’re looking for a classic San Antonio dish, you have to go visit Ray’s Drive Inn on the Westside and order the puffy taco plate.“…