Food & Wine
Taste of the South

Taste of the South May - June 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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1 min.
from the editor

Whether you’re six or sixty, when the calendar flips to May, we all start dreaming of summer vacation. Southerners are especially grateful for the longer days, bountiful gardens, and just-warm-enough temperatures that early summer brings. We wander outside from our kitchens and dens, finding peace and comfort on our decks, patios, and porches. But the real magic begins when we fire up our grills, preparing meals that our families and friends can smell cooking from miles away. It’s in this spirit that we are so happy to bring you our BBQ and Potluck issue. If you’re new to grilling, you’ll love the easy recipes in our Make-Ahead Marinades story on page 40. Want to up your grilling game? Flip to page 25 to learn how to turn your classic kettle grill into…

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spice it up!

We asked barbecue maven Melissa Cookston to share tips for kicking off the grilling season, and her answer was surprisingly simple. “The biggest piece of barbecue and grilling advice I have to offer is to season properly,” Melissa says. “Most people don’t use nearly enough seasoning. Your seasoning can be as simple as salt and pepper, or something more complex, but make sure you’re using enough of it.” Read more from Melissa on page 97. MELISSA COOKSTON’S PEPPER POULTRY RUB In small bowl, stir 2 tablespoons kosher salt, 1 tablespoon coarsely ground black pepper, 1 teaspoon crushed white peppercorns, 1 tablespoon cracked pink peppercorns, 1 tablespoon granulated garlic, 1 teaspoon onion powder, and 1 teaspoon chipotle powder until well combined. Makes about 1/3 cup…

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side trips off the beaten path

Fredericksburg, Texas Located in the heart of Texas hill country, Fredericksburg, Texas, is a charming city with plenty of German character. Jennie’s Smoked Burgers Jennie’s is famous for their 100% brisket burgers, which are smoked with wild cherry wood, and their tornado fries (spiral-cut fries served on a skewer). You won’t find much else, but trust us, it’s worth the stop. jenniessmokedburgers.com Hondo’s on Main Located in beautiful uptown Fredericksburg, Hondo’s is the spot to get authentic Tex/Mex cuisine. The menu is full of favorites like enchiladas and quesadillas, as well as typical American cuisine like burgers and ribs. hondosonmain.com Otto’s German Bistro This quaint eatery serves up sophisticated, farm-to-table German cuisine made with Texan flair. Don’t miss the Duck Schnitzel or the Flammkuchen, a flatbread topped with Cambozola, Gruyere, and pesto. ottosfbg.com…

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LODGE CAST IRON GRILL PAN You’ll be hard pressed to find a piece of kitchen equipment that can do more than this grill pan. It’s the perfect tool to sear, bake, or broil. You can use it in the oven, on the stovetop, or over a campfire. When you can’t fire up the grill, this pan gives your meat, fish, or vegetables the grill marks that everyone loves. $42; lodgemfg.com FIRE AND FLAVOR APPLE SMOKING CHIPS You don’t need a full-fledged smoker to infuse your favorite meats with plenty of smoky flavor. These apple smoking chips add smoked flavor to whatever you throw on the grill. Big on flavor and all natural, these chips will up your grilling game. $4.99; fireandflavor.com JAY D’S LOUISIANA BARBECUE SAUCE This small-batch sauce, handcrafted by Baton Rouge-based food blogger…

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restaurant openings + events

THE DARLING OYSTER BAR is the newest seafood-centric restaurant in Charleston, South Carolina, a city that knows its way around a raw bar. Don’t miss their baked oysters, and you’ll definitely want to indulge in the Lobster S.O.S: six ounces of butter-poached lobster served over a thick-cut piece of toasted brioche and topped with shaved fennel and goat feta salad. thedarling.com HOUSTON BBQ FESTIVAL MAY 22, 2016 For more information and to purchase tickets, houbbq.com.…

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Jackson, Mississippi, is a Southern city on the move. While rebirth and revitalization are old news in many places, Jackson’s renaissance is in full swing. Fed by an abundance of local farms and spiced by its Cajun neighbors to the West, the foodie capital of the Hospitality State has plenty to fill your plate. Join me for a jaunt around Jackson as I hit up a few of my favorite places to eat. There are plenty of iconic spots to grab a bite downtown, like Jackson favorites Two Sisters Kitchen and the Mayflower Café. But Parlor Market’ vintage vibe and farm-fresh menu pulled me in—and I’m so glad it did. Although the building has been around for more than 100 years, the restaurant is new to the downtown scene. Chef Matthew…