Food & Wine
Taste of the South

Taste of the South November 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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2 min.
from the editor

I’ve celebrated Thanksgiving in a handful of places across the South, but there is nowhere more special to me than my parents’ farm outside Jackson, Mississippi. It isn’t much of a farm, really—just a humble handful of acres in the countryside, away from the bustle of the suburbs where I grew up. But when fall descends upon the land, transforming the trees into a flaming tapestry of color, I can’t imagine a better place to be. Sometimes the weather yields a perfect fall day, just crisp enough to set the table on the flagstone patio, the sun setting over the lake in the distance. After two full days of cooking, we join our friends and family around the table, our plates full of good Southern food; our hearts full of love…

1 min.
thankful to give back

ALABAMA The Jimmie Hale Mission serves thousands of Thanksgiving meals every year. Volunteers can help by packaging, delivering, and serving meals, donating pantry items, and more. jimmiehalemission.com TEXAS At the Power of Pie event, pies donated from top Texas bakers are sold to benefit a non-profit organization that delivers meals to the elderly. Last year, they sold more than 1,500 pies and raised more than $40,000. powerofpie.org GEORGIA The Old Savannah City Mission’s Day of Great Thanksgiving provides a special Thanksgiving meal to more than 1,000 in need. oscm.org WEST VIRGINIA Celebrating its 50th year, the Frank Veltri Thanksgiving Dinner provides free Thanksgiving lunch to those in need, served and delivered by community volunteers.…

1 min.

EAST NASHVILLE SPICE COMPANY SEASONING The folks at East Nashville Spice Company pack a flavorful punch into seasoning blends like their Original Seasoning, a versatile mix of herbs and spices that makes a savory addition to meat and veggies. $13 for a 5-ounce jar; eastnashvillespicecompany.com SUCRÉ SOUTHERN CANDIED PECANS Coated in a Louisiana cane sugar glaze, these candied pecans will satisfy your sweet tooth with New Orleans flair. Delicious on their own or on top of your favorite holiday pies and cakes, they’re the perfect addition to your Thanksgiving dessert lineup. $16 for a 7-ounce tin; shopsucre.com A. CHANIN LONG APRON Handcrafted in Florence, Alabama, by Alabama Chanin, this apron is made from soft, organic cotton. We love its clean design and multiple pockets, perfect for tucking away utensils and recipe cards. $40; alabamachanin.com…

1 min.
side trips off the beaten path

Clarksville, Tennessee Only an hour outside of Nashville, Clarksville seamlessly blends Southern charm and big city cuisine in the restaurants, bakeries, and cafés in the classic storefronts of its downtown. Silke’s Old World Breads The bakers at Silke’s use age-old European recipes to bring their goodies to life. With a selection of authentic, time-honored standards like Bauernbrot bread and Bee Sting Cake, you’re sure to find something to love. silkesoldworldbreads.com Miss Lucille’s Cafe If the charming appearance of Miss Lucille’s Café doesn’t draw you in, the delicious food definitely will. They specialize in adding modern flair to country classics, like Willie’s Brisket Sliders and Hootie & the Grilled Fish Tacos. misslucillesmarketplace.com Johnny ’s Big Burgers Opened in 1965, Johnny’s Big Burgers has been serving their enormous, grilled-to-order burgers for more than 50 years. Trust us, and order…

5 min.

My travels have led me to discover a host of unique and inspiring cities, but none have charmed me quite like Greenville, South Carolina. From the roar of the Reedy River Falls to the gentle sway of the Liberty Bridge (both right in the heart of downtown), it’s a gem of a Southern city like you’ve never seen. Greenville is a place beloved by its residents—no matter the time of day, its tree-lined streets, sidewalk cafés, and gorgeous parks are always packed with people. And my favorite part—you can hardly walk two steps without passing a good local restaurant. One of my favorite stops in Greenville is The Lazy Goat. The focus of this casual place is sharing—I recommend bringing a handful of friends and ordering as many of the delicious…

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hotel domestique

I had the immense pleasure of staying at a very special resort just a few miles down the road from TR—Hotel Domestique. Tucked in the rolling foothills, this boutique hotel looks like it was plucked from a postcard of northern Italy. Opulent but adorably small (there are only 13 rooms), this hotel was built to cater to the cycling crowd, but it’s quite the gem for us regular folks, too! Innkeepers Jeff and Jody Rutter and their attentive team do everything they can to make you feel at home, which is a welcome blessing when you’re on the road. Stay for dinner at Restaurant 17, where Chef Nick Graves does a superb job transforming classic Upcountry ingredients into elegant yet comforting dishes. WANT TO STAY DOWNTOWN? Check out the Hyatt Regency…