Food & Wine
Taste of the South

Taste of the South January - February 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.

United States
Hoffman Media
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6 Issues

in this issue

2 min.
to put it simply, i love biscuits.

ROLLED, DROP, CAT HEAD, BUTTERMILK, ANGEL—I love them all. I love them hot from the oven, so hot they’ll melt a fridge-cold pat of butter in less than 12 seconds. I love them with strawberry jam, or blackberry jam, or peach jam…okay, basically any jam—especially when it mixes together with the melting butter. Sweet, salty, buttery, flaky, and fruity—it’s like your very own breakfast cobbler. Pure heaven. My love for biscuits goes beyond the joy they bring to my taste buds. I love to make biscuits. I’m the first one to disclaim any talents in the baking realm—I’m a cook, not a baker. But I love the hands-on process of bringing biscuits to life. First, I commit to the mess. I can’t even think about using flour without getting it on my…

1 min.
dishing with

Sarah and Karl Worley originally dreamed of having a hot chicken food truck, but, boy, are we glad they changed their minds. Their biscuit-themed brunch spot is one of the most popular in Nashville thanks to their passion for the perfect Southern breakfast staple. Who taught you to make biscuits? SARAH: Karl. KARL: My grandmother made drop biscuits Monday through Saturday and angel biscuits on Sundays, so I learned from her. Why did you decide to build a business based on biscuits? SARAH: When arguing over which food to go with when opening our food truck, Karl asked me what my favorite food he made was, and then the answer was simple: Biscuits. KARL: I like to say that it was a great resolution to a marital dispute. How do you like your biscuits? SARAH: I’m a honey…

1 min.
prep + provisions

1 WISE BUTTER Blended with Tennessee-grown produce, Wise Butter is bursting with Southern flavor. Their seasonal varieties enhance our favorite Southern recipes and jazz up simple toast or biscuits. $8; wisebutternashville.com 2 CERAMIC BISCUIT CUTTER This simple biscuit cutter is reminiscent of a family heirloom. Practical but beautiful, it makes the perfect cut and is worth being passed down through the generations. $36; heirloomedcollection.com 3 CAROLINA PLANTATION GOLD RICE Carolina Plantation is bringing the tradition of rich, starchy Carolina Gold back with their Lowcountry-grown rice. $9.82 for 2 lb. bag; carolinaplantationrice.com 4 LOUISVILLE POTTERY COLLECTION MIXING BOWLS These Kentucky-made nesting bowls are beautiful in their simplicity. With nearly straight sides, the deep bowls are perfect for mixing doughs, and the small spouts are handy for pouring batters of all kinds. $35-$85; stonewareandco.com…

1 min.
new + noteworthy

LOWCOUNTRY OYSTER FESTIVAL January 28 | Mount Pleasant, South Carolina With more than 80,000 pounds of fresh, Lowcountry oysters, this festival showcases one of the South’s favorite bivalves. Celebrating its 35th year, the Lowcountry Oyster Festival is the world’s largest oyster festival, and includes not only oysters by the bushel, but contests, live music, and a variety of other food and fun. Don’t miss the crowd-favorite oyster shucking and eating contest. charlestonrestaurantassociation.com GUILD Austin, Texas The ocean waves may be hundreds of miles away, but thanks to chef Sterling Ridings, you’ll soon be able to enjoy amazing seafood in this hip Texas city. You can look forward to a variety of cooked and raw options, plus plenty of breezy patio seating. guildaustin.com HAYMAKER Charlotte, North Carolina Chef William Dissen will treat diners to one of…

1 min.
go to the mardi gras

FAMILY-FRIENDLY FUN NORTH & CENTRAL LOUISIANA Whether it’s the Alexandria Zoo’s King Cake Party or checking out Float Loading Parties in Shreveport, north and central Louisiana offer plenty of festive family fun. Daytime and early-evening parades, like the Krewe of Dionysos in Natchitoches, children’s parades in Alexandria and Monroe, and the funky Krewe of Highland in Shreveport, make it easy for the whole family to enjoy Carnival revelry. COURIR DE MARDI GRAS CAJUN COUNTRY In Cajun southwest Louisiana, there are tons of ways to shake your tail feathers throughout the Carnival season. From the lavishly decorated costumes at the Royal Gala in Lake Charles to costumed riders on horseback and children chasing chickens at rustic Courir de Mardi Gras events throughout the region, Cajuns can show anybody how to pass a good time. Throw…

1 min.
peak season for briny oysters

Whether served raw, stewed, fried, chargrilled or baked with a tasty topping, Louisiana is crazy about oysters and with good reason. Louisiana oysters grow in a unique environment that mixes the rich freshwater from the Mississippi River with the briny waves of the Gulf of Mexico. Beyond their great taste, Louisiana oysters have a big impact on Louisiana’s economy, providing 4,000 jobs and an economic impact of $317 million each year. For more information about the oyster and other seafood industries in Louisiana, visit LouisianaSeafood.com. 70% OF THE OYSTERS CAUGHT IN THE U.S. COME FROM THE GULF COAST (AND MORE THAN 30% OF THOSE ARE CAUGHT IN LOUISIANA WATERS). ART ON THE HALF SHELL In 2012, Jefferson Parish opened the Louisiana Oyster Trail, a collection of about two dozen restaurants and destinations throughout…