Food & Wine
Taste of the South

Taste of the South July - August 2016

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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in this issue

1 min.
from the editor

Welcome to high summer in the South, where the days stretch long, our gardens reach toward the sun, and our tables groan in anticipation of the heavy feasting to come. Just like precious gems are forged from fires deep in the Earth, the best vegetables burst forth under the heavy heat of Southern summers. Tomatoes and peppers catch the light like garnets and rubies; okra and butterbeans gleam with the bright green of precious peridots; corn and squash shine like a pirate’s horde of glimmering gold. When it’s all cooked up and gratefully spooned onto our supper plates, it truly is an embarrassment of humble riches. Summer is a beautiful time to be a Southerner. If you don’t already have treasured recipes that celebrate summer’s bounty, we’re here to help. Our…

1 min.
off to market

Summer in the South wouldn’t be the same without farm-fresh vegetables from your local farmstand or farmers’ market. Make the most of summer’s bounty with these tips for storing and saving. 1 Don’t wash your produce right when you get home. This speeds up the spoiling process. Instead, wash it just before you use it. 2 Fruits such as tomatoes, avocados, and melons will continue to ripen when left on the countertop. However, bell peppers, berries, and citrus need to be refrigerated. 3 Store fruits and vegetables separately. You should also loosely pack produce because the more compact they are, the quicker they’ll spoil. 4 Date your produce so you can prioritize what to eat first. 5 Freeze when possible. Fresh herbs keep well when frozen and will last for weeks longer than they would…

1 min.
prep + provisions

JALA-JALA FIRE RED JALAPENO JELLY Fresh jalapeño and cayenne pepper blend beautifully in this spicy pepper jelly. Made with jalapeños grown by a farmer in Merdianville, Alabama, this pepper jelly makes the perfect starter at your summertime potlucks. $8.59; jalajalafoods.com BALLARD DESIGNS MARKET TOTES Haul your farmers’ market finds in style with this set of Market Totes from Ballard Designs. The sturdy, reusable totes are made of laminated natural jute, so they can easily be wiped clean. $15 for a set of 2; ballarddesigns.com HAMILTON BEACH ICE CREAM MAKER Instead of a hard-sided bucket, this collapsible red and white checkered fabric bucket holds the rock salt and ice needed to make your favorite homemade ice cream when you need it, and stores flat when you’re done. $49.99; hamiltonbeach.com…

1 min.
side trips off the beaten path

Blowing Rock, North Carolina Blowing Rock, North Carolina, is a quaint, historic community perched along the Blue Ridge Mountains. Home to an impressive culinary scene and breathtaking mountain views, it’s easy to see how this small town earned the title “Crown of the Blue Ridge.” The Restaurant at Gideon Ridge Inn Diners can enjoy beautiful views while dining al fresco on the terraced gardens of this enchanting spot. The menu changes daily and features dishes like Western North Carolina Tempeh, North Carolina Red Drum, and North Carolina Black Angus Beef. gideonridge.com Storie Street Grille Located on Blowing Rock’s Main Street, the Storie Street Grill is well known for its delicious local dishes, like their Pecan Crusted North Carolina Mountain Trout or the Walnut and Brown Butter Ravioli. storiestreetgrille.com Village Spot This popular place for breakfast and lunch…

6 min.

As much as I travel, I feel like I know the South. But every now and then, I come across a city, like Lexington, Kentucky, that makes me stop in my tracks. I arrived with visions of horse races and aged bourbon dancing in my head; I left with a new understanding of this quaint and humble city. There’s a profound pride of place—a vibrant love of all things local. Here’s a quick dash through the places and people that made me love Lexington. Lexington has a fantastically walkable downtown, and we started at The Village Idiot, a gastropub on Short Street with a terrific patio that allows for a great evening of sipping, snacking, and people watching. Stop here for good pub food like Pomme Frites (served with four dipping…

1 min.
south carolina

1 Mountains Belton > Grits & Groceries | gritsandgroceries.com An old country store houses this restaurant where you’ll find “real food, done real good” from Chef Heidi Trull Greenville > Passerelle Bistro | passerelleinthepark.com French-inspired dishes crafted by Chef Teryi Youngblood using the purest and freshest ingredients 2 Midlands Columbia 2Columbia >2 Fat 2 Fly’s Wing City | 2fat2flywings.com Where Chef Ramone Dickerson serves legendary chicken wings stuffed with collard greens and rice, macaroni and cheese, and jalapeño, bacon, and Cheddar Ridge Spring > Juniper | 803-685-7547 Chef Brandon Velie’s dedication to local has made Juniper a dining destination in this rural community Florence > Victors | victorsflorence.com Chef Cooper Thomas has worked under ome of the best chefs in the South and this lobby restaurant at sbrings fine dining to Hotel Florence 3 Coast Hilton Head Island > One Hot Mama’s American Grille onehotmamas.com Chef Orchid Paulmeier, a contestant on…