Food & Wine
Taste of the South

Taste of the South November 2015

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

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from the editor

IN MY FAMILY, we start talking about Thanksgiving in late summer, long before the air cools and pumpkins line the front porch. Each year, this holiday is the ultimate Southern gathering of family and food. It’s a day when we say thanks—for each other and the year’s blessings. It’s a day when we linger around the table long after our plates are cleaned, to tell stories and make treasured memories. If you’re hosting your first Thanksgiving dinner, our ultimate holiday guide (“The Thankful Table” on page 27) will help you plan your entire menu, from a perfectly roasted turkey to comforting, classic sides. For dessert, our friend Amber Wilson shares her Thanksgiving pie recipes with us as well as a beautiful story about the first time she made them for her…

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turkey talk your questions, answered

Have you ever roasted a turkey breast-side down? I’ve heard it keeps the white meat moist. This method definitely keeps your turkey moist! Keep in mind that this bird is not going to look like one in a Norman Rockwell painting—but it will be so tender that it will be falling apart. Just slice up the meat and serve it on a platter. How long do you deep-fry a turkey? If you can maintain the oil temperature at around 300°, you should count on frying your turkey for three-and-a-half minutes per pound, or until the turkey reaches 165°. What temperature should the turkey register when it is done? A meat thermometer inserted in the thickest portion, but not touching the bone, should register 165°. What is the minimum time you should brine a turkey? We recommend brining…

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side trips »» quick escapes off the beaten path

Roswell,Georgia About a half-hour north of Atlanta, Roswell is a city unto its own. Filled with historic homes, fun shops, and an impressive restaurant scene, Roswell merges Southern history with big city amenities while maintaining its casual Southern charm. Foundation Social Eatery This chef-driven neighborhood restaurant draws on French and Italian influences to put Southern ingredients to good use. Their seasonally driven menus always please, and locals and visitors alike sing their praises. foundationatl.com Peach & the Porkchop A local favorite, this eatery strives for a family atmosphere while plating up fresh, locally-sourced dishes. While it’s hard to go wrong with any of the offerings here, our suggestion is the Bone-In Duroc Pork Chop—with the dish in their name, they take extra-special care with this one! peachandtheporkchop.com Roswell Provisions This quaint bistro on Canton Street offers a…

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around the south

Started in 2011, this festival has grown each year, bringing the community together for good food, music, and conversation. Don’t miss the arts and crafts tents, live local music, and of course, the plates of cornbread! The cornbread and side dish entries will be judged by everyone attending the festival as well as a panel of celebrity judges, so be sure to cast your vote. Held on South Main Street on November 7 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., this event is the perfect way to celebrate a Southern food icon. arkansascornbreadfestival.com…

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prep & provisions turkey tools

WOOD+SALT TURKEY BRINE The brother-and-sister team behind Wood+Salt gathers inspiration from old family recipes to create their artisan brines and rubs. Their One Stone Bird brine, a mix of six types of peppercorns, organic summer savory, thyme, bay leaves, and Sicilian sea salt, is a sure bet for a succulent bird. $10 per 8-ounce bottle, $15 per 16-ounce bottle; woodandsalt.com OXO GRAVY SEPARATOR This classic Thanksgiving tool is essential for making perfect gravy. Pour pan drippings into the separator and watch the fat rise to the top while the strainer catches any unwanted bits. Heat-resistant and dishwasher safe, this gadget is a Thanksgiving necessity. $14.99; oxo.com VIKING ROASTING PAN Made from durable stainless steel, this pan can hold a 25-pound turkey and can be used on any surface including induction, grill, and stovetop. The 3-ply…

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IF YOU’VE EVER TAKEN A ROAD TRIP IN THE SOUTH, I bet you’ve passed your fair share of old red barns emblazoned with the words “See Rock City” or “Visit Ruby Falls” beckoning you toward Chattanooga. But there’s a lot more to this this bluff-hugged city than famous landmarks. Chefs, bakers, and makers are hard at work, peppering this historic-yet-happening city with authentic and inspired Southern food. From mountainside to riverfront, there’s a happy plate waiting for you in the Scenic City. Downtown Chattanooga is enjoying the same booming revitalization that has blessed many Southern cities over the past decade, and Warehouse Row is a perfect example of that progress. This Civil War fort-turned-warehouse has been thoughtfully repurposed to house an indoor community-driven mix of retail, fitness studios, and dining options.…