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Taste of the South

Taste of the South November/December 2018

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.

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Hoffman Media
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in this issue

2 min.
holiday favorites

Twinkling lights. Sheets of golden-brown cookies baking in the oven. A Charlie Brown Christmas spinning on the record player. The smell of evergreen. We all have our own set of sights, sounds, scents, and memories that come together to make the holidays special for us and our families. To me, the holidays are all about balance and planning (something I end up repeating to myself constantly). For our big family meals, this year I will be focusing on simplicity: letting beautiful products shine. Dishes like our Sorghum-Glazed Parsnips and Carrots (page 58), Brussels Sprouts and Cranberry Salad (page 52), and the brilliant, foolproof Sheet Pan Turkey (also on page 52) are as easy and elegant as they are delicious. As a food-obsessed person, I am always looking for more ways to share…

2 min.
dishing with

BAKER’S ADVICE A seasoned professional, Dolester has had her fair share of ups and downs in the kitchen. Her advice for baking success? Preparation. “Always read the complete recipe before you start, and measure out all of your ingredients. It’s best to have it all right there so you don’t forget something.” Earlier this year, Dolester Miles took home gold at the James Beard Foundation’s annual awards, where she was named the most Outstanding Pastry Chef in the country. The reigning queen of confections at Highlands Bar & Grill in Birmingham, Alabama, Dolester is no stranger to extravagant holiday meals. But when it comes to her favorite take on celebrating, it’s being with her family that hits home. Who taught you to bake? I started when I was small with my mom and…

1 min.
prep + provisions

1 LADY EDISON SOPRESSATA Naturally fermented and dry-cured, these North Carolina-made salami are a delicious addition to your holiday cheese board. We love the tang and peppery flavor of the Sweet Sopressata, while the subtle lingering heat of its spicy counterpart is hard to beat. $12; ladyedisonpork.com 2 BANNER BUTTER There’s nothing better than real butter, and this Georgia company makes some of the best. Infused with fresh herbs and spices or enhanced with a bit of sweet sorghum, Banner Butter has you covered for every occasion. Grab a hunk of crusty bread and dig in! 4 for $28; bannerbutter.com 3 BLACK OAK ART SMALL SERVING BOWL Hand-thrown in Waco, Texas, this serving bowl bridges the gap between form and function. Dishwasher and microwave safe, we use it for everything from mixing up a batch…

1 min.
new + noteworthy

COOP 303 Atlantic Beach, Florida A harmonious mix of traditional and contemporary, this brand-new spot is serving Southern food with a twist. Offering everything from pork rinds and boiled peanuts to addictive mains like pulled pork sandwiches with collard greens and Tabasco onions—plus an array of cocktails—this restaurant is amazing day and night. coop303.com RODNEY SCOTT’S BBQ Birmingham, Alabama Since he was 11 years old, South Carolina native Rodney Scott has been mastering the art of slow-cooking whole hogs, and the country has taken notice. Now, the James Beard Foundation Award-winner is bringing his famed Lowcountry ‘que to the Magic City, where guests can feast on spare ribs, fried catfish, and of course, whole hog barbecue sandwiches. rodneyscottsbbq.com GRAINS & GRITS FESTIVAL November 3 | Townsend, Tennessee Come for the craft spirits, and stay for the gourmet grub.…

6 min.
where the locals love to eat

Alamo City’s culinary heritage and roster of up-and-coming chefs have been grabbing the attention of the world. 10 places that hit the spot FAMOUS AS A LAUNCHING PAD FOR TEX-MEX CUISINE, Alamo City’s culinary heritage and roster of up-and-coming chefs have been grabbing the attention of the world—even earning it a UNESCO Creative City of Gastronomy designation, signifying its place as an international food destination. But despite its big-city growth spurt in recent years, San Antonio retains a sense of small-town Texas charm. Begin your adventures with a stop for breakfast at La Panadería, a family-owned bakery and café specializing in pan dulce (sweet bread), classic pastries, and artisanal loaves. Sample José and David Cáceres’ crisp-on-the-outside, pillowy-on-the-inside conchas or indulge in a Tequila Almond Croissant for a sweet taste of the brothers’ Mexican…

1 min.
san antonio insiders share their favorite bites in town.

JOHNNY HERNANDEZ Chef and restaurateur, Johnny Hernandez Restaurants HIS PICK: SUKEBAN “I love their creative approach and how they incorporate tropical fruit into their [sushi] rolls. The presentation is always impeccable!“ CHRISTINA COKER @Christina_Coker Blogger, Champagne Taste Beer Budget Her pick: SOUTHERLEIGH “I think brunch should be an everyday thing. My favorite place for brunch in San Antonio is Southerleigh at Pearl. The Texas Gulf Crab & Avocado Omelet is a must!” GARRETT HEATH Founder and writer, SA Flavor HIS PICK: RAY’S DRIVE INN “If you’re looking for a classic San Antonio dish, you have to go visit Ray’s Drive Inn on the Westside and order the puffy taco plate.“…