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Caroline Randall Williams Celebrates Soul Food

August 13th, 2020|Categories: Breakfast Recipes, Casseroles, Cuisines, Featured, Recipes, Regions, Soul Food, South, Southeast|Tags: , , |

Born and raised in Nashville, Tennessee, Caroline Randall Williams is an award-winning poet, cookbook author, and activist to name a few of the Harvard graduate’s credentials. She’s taught in two of the poorest states in the Union—Mississippi and West Virginia—and recently garnered national attention for her New York Times op-ed, “You want a Confederate Monument? My body is a Confederate Monument.” She also comes from a long line of Black women who weighed over 200 pounds and refuses to follow suit.

Some Like it Hot (Chicken)

August 13th, 2019|Categories: Cuisines, Featured, Producers & Purveyors, Regions, Soul Food, Southeast, Southern|Tags: |

If Steve Harvey asked the contestants on “Family Feud” to name one dish that typifies Southern cooking, the number one answer would doubtlessly be fried chicken. We love a crispy eight-piece box of yardbird around these here parts, but sometimes Southerners crave poultry that’s a little more piquant.

Mama Jo’s

March 12th, 2019|Categories: Cuisines, Featured, Producers & Purveyors, Regions, Soul Food, South|Tags: |

There just maybe isn’t a bigger little food town below the Mason-Dixon Line right now than Oxford, Mississippi. After all, this is the wee burg Southern Living dubbed “The South’s Best Food Town of 2018.” This is where James Beard Award-winning powerhouse John Currence built his empire, beginning in 1992 with City Grocery, famed for its dazzling shrimp and grits. It’s home to joints like Saint Leo, a 2017 James Beard "Best New Restaurant" semifinalist and purveyor of some of the country’s finest pizza, and chef Corbin Evans’ Oxford Canteen, beloved for gut-busting goodies like beef brisket grilled cheese.

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