Food & Wine
Southern Living

Southern Living June 2018

SOUTHERN LIVING celebrates the legendary food, gracious homes, lush gardens, and distinct places that make the South unique. In every edition you’ll find dozens of recipes prepared in our famous test kitchens, guides to the best travel experiences, decorating ideas and inspiration, and gardening tips tailored specifically to your climate.

United States
Meredith Corporation
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13 Issues

in this issue

2 min.
the good stuff

ABOUT THIS TIME last year, I participated as a judge in a Shark Tank-style contest among Southern food entrepreneurs at the Atlanta Food & Wine Festival. The contestants had five minutes to pitch their businesses, which the judges had selected from a pool of more than 100 applicants. Their products had to be made in the South, they had to be delicious, and they had to have a great regional story. There were specialty marshmallows from Georgia, a kimchi from Alabama, bitters from North Carolina, and a cucumber cooler from Tennessee, but the clear winner was a new brand of tea made by a pair of sisters—Abianne Falla and JennaDee Detro—from Cat Spring, Texas. They called their tea CatSpring Yaupon (pronounced YO-pon), which is named for the only naturally caffeinated…

1 min.
soul food reimagined

THIS COOKBOOK has soul—and we’re not just talking about the title. It’s filled with 150 destined-to-be-classic recipes that trace the culinary evolution of chef Todd Richards, who’s the owner and creative mind behind Richards’ Southern Fried at Krog Street Market in Atlanta. Richards honors the tradition of soul food and also explores new terrain by adding a nice dash of the unexpected, as in his must-try recipe for Chicken Thighs and BBQ Beans (on page 96 in this issue). If that’s not tempting enough, it’s also one of the prettiest cookbooks you’ll ever see. ROBBIE CAPONETTO; STYLING: CELINE RUSSELL/ZENOBIA…

2 min.
dazzle with daylilies

BEAUTIFUL SPACES—INSIDE AND OUT THE WORLD is awash with daylilies—thousands of different kinds. Few other perennials offer so much for so little effort. They’re also easy to hybridize. As a result, daylilies flaunt an astounding array of flower shapes and sizes, colors (blue is the only hue that’s missing), and stalk heights (1 to 6 feet). Many are fragrant too. Individual plants generally bloom for three to six weeks, and they’re classified as early (before June), midseason (during June), and late (from July on). Reblooming types blossom off and on all season long. The flowers need only full to partial sun, well-drained soil, and moisture when they’re blooming. To pamper daylilies, sprinkle an organic fertilizer like cottonseed meal or Happy Frog All-Purpose 5-5-5 around them in spring. You can control most diseases by…

1 min.
grumpy’s favorite daylilies

5 min.
on the bright side

WHEN A YOUNG FAMILY approached designer Andrew Howard about taking on their recently purchased home in Jacksonville, Florida, they had just one request: Use a different color palette for every room in the house. The 40-year-old riverfront home was in good shape, but it lacked panache. Even for Howard—who’s known for his vibrant, cheery spaces—this was quite the task. Fortunately, he knew exactly where to start. “The first thing I did was pull out the personalities of the homeowners,” the designer says. Next, it was all about the balancing act. “I think there’s a way to distribute color throughout your home while really reflecting who you are,” he adds. “You want to make it flow from room to room.” He achieved this with some strategic pairings, thinking critically about the…

1 min.
hang time

A BOUNTIFUL container is just as essential to a Southern porch as a good rocking chair. Dress yours up with old favorites like creeping Jenny, sweet potato vine, lantana, and geranium. Start with a metal hanging basket frame, and remove the plastic liner. Line the frame using sheet moss, with the green side facing out. Trim the plastic liner to fit, and place it on top of the moss. Using scissors, poke holes through the moss and liner for proper drainage. Fill the basket with potting soil, and add the plants so the creeping Jenny and sweet potato vine spill over the sides while the lantana and geranium peek out from the top. Hang the container where the lantana can get full sun, and water regularly to keep the geranium…