I’ve had a long, slow introduction to Southern cooking—from my first trips to the South on summer vacations as a child, to my current “research” in restaurants and cookbooks about Southern cooking. I can vividly remember my first taste of…

Great Grains

It’s never too late to make a resolution—or to follow through on a past resolution. We’ve all resolved to eat better (more fresh fruits and vegetables!), and are reminded to do so by recent changes to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s dietary…

Historically, asparagus has been a highly valued vegetable. If you’ve ever tried to grow asparagus in your garden, you may know why – it takes years for the plants to produce! It’s fascinating to grow – the spears emerge from…

Tailgating is a learned skill – we learn through our successes and mistakes—and like most challenges, we keep trying to perfect our skills. We learn how to keep the food cold and/or hot—how to efficiently pack the car to maximize…