Food & Wine
Taste of the South

Taste of the South July - August 2017

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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2 min.
from the editor

Last summer, I got to visit Chattooga Belle Farm, a u-pick fruit orchard near Long Creek, South Carolina, for a video shoot. While the camera crew did their thing, I wandered into the peach orchard, and lost myself in a Southern summer wonderland. Laden with sunset-colored fruit, the branches draped groundward, creating a cocoon from the outside world. Sunlight filtered through the rustling leaves, dappling the grass below with its dancing light. At first I walked with soft, deliberate steps, lest I disturb the serenity of this magical place. But the beauty had awoken my inner 9-year-old, so I had no choice but to climb the nearest suitable tree. Being careful not to crush the pale purple and blue morning glories winding their way up its trunk, I scurried up into…

1 min.
dishing with

She may have six restaurants under her belt, but Ouita Michel isn’t stopping there. The queen of Bluegrass cuisine just opened her newest venture, Honeywood, that showcases the best of central Kentucky’s bountiful harvest. Where did the name Honeywood come from? From Honeywood Parrish Rouse—she grew up at Holly Hill Inn, my first restaurant, and she’s known as the First Lady of Midway for her hospitality. What makes Honeywood special? The location—it’s in an upscale development called The Summit at Fritz Farm that’s full of local dining. It’s so rare to have a developer reach out to local chefs to see if they can partner. I wanted to plant a flag for central Kentucky there. One dish on the menu that represents Lexington? The Four O’Clock. It’s kind of like an appetizer platter…

1 min.
prep + provisions

These Texas-made chocolates are dusted with edible gold 1. FRENCH BROAD CHOCOLATES PEANUT BUTTER TUMBLERS These Peanut Butter Tumblers are sprinkled with sea salt to bring out the rich flavors of French Broad’s bean-to-bar dark chocolate. Add in the peanut butter and milk chocolate filling, and we’re hooked. $15.75 for 6-piece box; frenchbroadchocolates.com 2. LOWCOUNTRY KETTLE POTATO CHIPS Handcrafted in Charleston, South Carolina, these potato chips have Southern flavor packed into every bite. While we love all four varieties, for the full South Carolina experience, try the Mustard BBQ Flavor. $36 for box of 24 bags; lowcountrykettle.com 3. MAGGIE LOUISE CONFECTIONS CIRCUS PEANUTS Forget the circus peanuts you grew up with. These decadent milk chocolate treats are filled with creamy peanut butter candy that will have you thinking you’re at the Big Top. $14; maggielouiseconfections.com 4. BACON’S…

1 min.

THE MOCKINGBIRD Nashville, Tenessee Mimicking a classic Southern diner (the reason for its namesake), the Mockingbird will serve artfully prepared yet comforting classics that everyone knows and loves. Brian Riggenbach, a former Chopped contestant, will helm the kitchen of this Gulch restaurant, dishing out classic comfort food with an elegant twist. Expect to find nostalgic favorites like Chicken Fried Chicken with Chorizo Gravy, plus new takes on your favorite milkshakes, like The Carnival, a dulce de leche milkshake topped with homemade whipped cream, hot fudge and caramel corn. THE KEY LIME FESTIVAL Key West, Florida | July 1-4 Celebrating its fifth year, The Key Lime Festival is all about celebrating Florida’s favorite fruit. Key limes are delicious in their most well-known form, Key lime pie, but there’s no end to the ways to eat the…

5 min.
nashville to louisville 16 places to eat, play & stay

Where to Stay UNION STATION HOTEL A former 19th-century train station, this downtown hotel retains its historic charm without sacrificing modern amenities. A $15-million renovation in 2016 refreshed guest rooms and added a bar and restaurant while preserving the character of this architectural gem. NASHVILLE 1 FIDO breakfast all day A landmark in Hillsboro Village, Fido’s name is a nod to the building’s former tenant, Jones’ Pet Shop, whose neon sign still hangs above the door. Inventive egg scrambles, bagel sandwiches, and pancake stacks are served all day, but the lunch and dinner menu features some real standouts like the Local Burger, topped with Tennessee white Cheddar and caramelized fennel and fig aïoli. TRY: Sweet Potato French Toast, Local Burger 2 THE LOVING PIE COMPANY sweet slices Founded by Suzanne Loving in 2012, this cozy pie diner…

5 min.

QUICK-PICKLED TOMATOES Makes 1 quart These flavor-packed pickled tomatoes are great as an appetizer or on salads. 1 cup apple cider vinegar ¾ cup water 4 teaspoons kosher salt 2 teaspoons sugar 12 ounces assorted baby heirloom tomatoes 3 lemon rind strips 8 sprigs thyme 4 cloves garlic ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper Grilled sausage and white Cheddar cheese, to serve 1. In a small saucepan, bring vinegar, ¾ cup water, salt, and sugar to a boil over medium-high heat. Remove from heat, and set aside. 2. In a 1-quart wide-mouth jar, layer tomatoes, lemon rind strips, thyme, and garlic. Sprinkle with red pepper. Pour warm vinegar mixture over tomatoes. Cover and let stand at room temperature for 1 hour. Refrigerate overnight. Quick-Pickled Tomatoes will keep refrigerated for up to 1 week. Serve with grilled sausage and white Cheddar cheese, if desired. TIPS KEEP THEM…