Food & Wine
Taste of the South

Taste of the South November 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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6 Issues

in this issue

2 min.
butter beans & hog jowls

2 pounds Camellia Brand Large Lima Beans 6 cups water 1 large ham bone 1 (8-ounce) hog jowl, diced 1 large yellow onion, chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 dried red chile pepper 1 teaspoon salt, to taste ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, to taste Place the beans in a large stockpot and add 6 cups water, the ham bone, hog jowl, onion, garlic, and chile pepper. Slowly bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce the heat to low, cover tightly, and simmer for 40 to 60 minutes, stirring occasionally. If the beans look dry, add enough water to keep them covered by 1 inch water. The longer the beans simmer, the thicker the broth will become. Do not skim off the fat. Salt and pepper to taste and serve with cornbread. From Field Peas to Foie…

1 min.
from the editor

Gathering around the table is a way of life for Southerners. We grow up around the shared table, where meals—both simple and grand—are transformed into memories by the magic of each other’s company. But our daily breakfasts and even our Sunday dinners don’t hold a candle to the grandeur of Thanksgiving. Normally, my family keeps things pretty low key, but the fourth Thursday of November compels us to get out the good stuff. Out comes my grandmothers’ china and silver, which we handle like precious artifacts from a long-lost civilization. Mom unboxes the silver water goblets she’s collected over the years, polishing them until they gleam. And I always hunt up my great-great-grandmother’s ironstone platter for the turkey (the one mom says she’s going to pass down to me…hint hint). But…

1 min.
dishing with

Learning from the women in her life, Sonya Jones picked up a passion for baking as a child and never looked back. Now celebrating the 20th anniversary of her Atlanta bakery, Sweet Auburn Bread Company, Sonya sat down with us to talk about her favorite Southern food memories. Who is your Southern food inspiration? My mom, aunts, and the grand dame of Southern food, Edna Lewis. First thing you ever baked? Sweet potato pie. I learned to bake from assisting my mother in our café, Cat’s Corner Café, and that was the one dessert that she served every day. I started out watching her make it, and then she eased me into learning how to make it myself. What are your favorite Thanksgiving desserts? German chocolate cake, caramel cake, and rum cake. We…

1 min.
prep + provisions

Use this Georgia-made pie bird to vent extra-juicy fruit pies during baking 1. COLEMAN ROLLING PIN BY RICHWOOD CREATIONS Made in West Virginia, this gorgeous rolling pin is the perfect tool to roll out all those piecrusts you’ll be making this holiday season—and you can feel good doing it. Proceeds from the rolling pin fund Young Life Ministries in West Virginia. $42; richwood-creations.com 2.PIE BIRD BY HEIRLOOMED COLLECTION Reminiscent of baking days of old, this little bird is an adorable way to vent your holiday pies. Your family will fawn over your perfect crust with the cute ceramic pie bird peeping out of the middle. $28; heirloomedcollection.com 3. CARDAMOM SYRUP BY PINK HOUSE ALCHEMY This Arkansas-made, small-batch simple syrup is a must-stock ingredient for your fall baking pantry. Stir it into cake frostings, pie fillings, and…

1 min.

SAVANNAH FOOD & WINE FESTIVAL Savannah, Georgia | November 6-12 Celebrate the glorious food of the South in one of its most historic cities. The fifth year of the Savannah Food & Wine Festival will be one for the books thanks to a few of our favorite chefs who will be in attendance, such as Steven Satterfield, Rebecca Wilcomb, and Hugo Ortega. savannahfoodandwinefest.com VARDAMAN SWEET POTATO FESTIVAL Vardaman, Mississippi | November 4-11 The week-long festival celebrates the harvest of this town’s claim to fame, the sweet potato. The festival kicks off with a 5K run, and features a pie-eating contest, sweet potato tasting, and much more, including cooking contests throughout the week. With more than 10,000 attendees, this is one celebration you don’t want to miss. vardamansweetpotatofestival.com FIRE, FLOUR & FORK Richmond, Virginia | November 2-5 With more…

5 min.
richmond to roanoke

15 Places to EAT, PLAY & STAY RICHMOND 1 WPA BAKERY cakes for days Grab a window seat at this bakery housed in a turn-of-the-century building in the heart of Church Hill North Historic District and dig into your favorite dessert. A slice of their Elvis cake (banana cake with peanut butter icing) always hits the spot, but don’t skip their signature caneléscaramelized crêpe batter rolled into snack-sized tubes of goodness. TRY: Elvis Cake, Canalés 2 EARLY BIRD BISCUIT CO. & BAKERY blissfully buttery biscuits At Early Bird, you’ll find their standard biscuit is a masterpiece and their ever-changing daily flavor is a creative twist on the expected flaky buttermilk biscuit. TRY: Flaky Buttermilk Biscuit with Jam, Biscuit with Pimiento Cheese and Bacon, Housemade Pop-Tarts 3 THE ROOSEVELT a new take on Southern The Roosevelt celebrates traditional…