Food & Wine
Taste of the South

Taste of the South September - October 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

When you love where you live, it’s hard to pick a favorite season, because each comes bearing its own blessings. But in my opinion, fall is the most glorious season of them all. September’s first crisp mornings send us pawing through closets for jackets; October’s cool nights encourage us to gather around the fire. It’s that urge for warmth and coziness that beckons us to bake. No longer scorched by summer’s heat, we boldly preheat our ovens, preparing to bring forth our most beloved of fresh-baked treats. This magical season inspired us to create something extra special for you this year—our Fall Desserts Cookbook, starting on page 36. This collection of cakes, cookies, pies, cobblers, bars, and more will make you remember everything you love about fall, bite by scrumptious bite. Looking…

1 min.
trick or treat with southern chefs

Sure, Halloween is a fun time to dress up, but let’s be honest—it’s really about the candy! We asked a few of our favorite Southern chefs and bakers to share their favorite trick-or-treating goodies. “Mini Kit Kats are my favorite. I love the wafer cookie and chocolate combination.” —KEVIN GILLESPIE, Gunshow, Atlanta, GA and Revival, Decatur, GA “I’m a real sucker for candy corn—it takes me way back to trick-or-treating around my neighborhood in New Orleans. I like to go after these tri-colored candies one color at a time— white, then orange, then yellow—so that I can savor each bite.” — —DAVID GUAS, Bayou Bakery, Coffee Bar & Eatery, Arlington, VA and Washington D.C. “Butterfingers are my favorite!” —JEREMIAH BACON The Macintosh, Cha C rleston, SC “It’s not Halloween for me until I have Rice Krispies Treats with extra marshmallows and candy corn on…

1 min.

BLACKBERRY PATCH APPLE BUTTER SYRUP Handcrafted in Thomasville, Georgia, Blackberry Patch’s products are made in small batches using time-honored Southern techniques. Enjoy it poured over waffles, French toast, pancakes, and more. $6.99; blackberrypatch.com PECAN PIE GELATO AT TÈ Owner Matthew Lee, nicknamed Tèo by his gelato trainers in Florence, Italy, has perfected Italian-style gelato. In his Austin, Texas, shop, he sells classic flavors as well as many original ones, including a sweet and creamy take on a Southern fall favorite, Pecan Pie. teogelato.com SCHERMER PECANS These Georgia-grown pecans are hand-selected and shelled to order. We especially love the sweetness and crunch of their fresh and natural Limited Edition Elliott Pecan halves—ideal for baking into the most decadent of pecan pies. $60 for 8 (5-ounce) bags; schermerpecans.com…

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side trips off the beaten path

Ocean Springs, Mississippi Nestled on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, this small arts and culinary enclave is home to tasty restaurants, quirky shops and galleries, and a beautiful coastline—including a portion of the Gulf Island National Seashore. When you’re not on the beach, head to the historic downtown area to enjoy these delicious eats. Vestige This upscale spot boasts a seasonal, market-driven menu with dishes ranging from perfectly cooked pork belly to a local vegetable plate to their coveted blue crab salad. It’s a great place to enjoy modern takes on Southern classics. vestigerestaurant.com Aunt Jenny ’s Catfish This family-style catfish restaurant is situated in an antebellum home that overlooks the Bay of Biloxi under a canopy of shady, sprawling oak trees. For a little nighttime fun, head down to their Julep Room Lounge located in…

5 min.

Bounded by the Cape Fear river to the west and the crashing Atlantic to the east, Wilmington, North Carolina and her beaches share a culture enriched by their shared waterways. Thanks to an unexpected boom from the film industry, downtown Wilmington has retained all of its classic Southern charm, while nearby Wrightsville Beach and Carolina Beach shine with a relaxed coastal vibe. Now that the summer crowds have thinned out, it’s the perfect time to experience this beautiful place, and sample as much of their delicious Southern fare as you can. Our first stop came highly recommended—Britt’s Donuts. Tucked into a tiny space on the boardwalk at Carolina Beach, this humble, no-frills shop does just one thing, and they do it so right. Their classic glazed yeast doughnuts are cut out,…

6 min.
sweet & savory ways with honey

ORANGE AND GINGER HONEY Makes about 1 cup Try serving a spoonful of this spiced honey on a warm biscuit. 1 cup honey 6 (2-inch) strips orange zest, divided 2 ounces fresh ginger slices 2 tablespoons unsalted butter 1. In a small saucepan, bring honey, 5 orange peels, and ginger to a boil over medium heat. Remove from heat; stir in butter. Let stand for 30 minutes. 2. Remove and discard orange zest and ginger. Place remaining orange zest in a glass jar. Pour infused honey into jar. Cover and refrigerate for up to 2 weeks. SWEET AND SPICY HONEY Makes about 1 cup This tangy honey is delicious on everything from cheese and fruit to chicken and pork. 1 cup honey 1 tablespoon crushed red pepper 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar 1. In a small saucepan, heat all ingredients over medium heat. Cook until…