southern food

Fried Catfish With Tartar Sauce Recipe

Crunchy catfish fried up Mississippi-style
Jul 24, 2014 4:00 pm
fried catfish with tartar sauce recipe
Photo: Angie Mosier

World-renowned pro pitmaster and chef Melissa Cookston's new cookbook, Smokin' in the Boys' Room, is exactly what you need to freshen up your grilling repertoire before prime season hits. She's a 3-time world champion, you know. From the cuts of meat you want to eat to sides, marinades and her own time-tested techniques, don't break out the barbecue before digging into this book. Or in this case, the fried fish fixins.

Classic Cajun Jambalaya Recipe

Featuring chicken, shrimp and andouille sausage
Jul 11, 2014 2:00 pm
classic jambalaya recipe
Photo: Laurel Golio

Cajun jambalaya is the love child of risotto and paella. The creaminess of the rice is similar to that of a well-made risotto, while the shrimp, andouille and chicken combination are reminiscent of paella.

Simple Buttermilk Biscuits Recipe

The only buttermilk biscuit recipe you'll ever need
Jul 3, 2014 12:00 pm
easy buttermilk biscuits recipe
Photo: Laurel Golio

Every cook needs a delicious go-to buttermilk biscuit recipe. This one yields flaky, pillowy biscuits every time. Be sure not to over-mix the dough as that will compromise their flakiness. If you're feeling ambitious, make your own buttermilk using this simple guide. Make an extra batch or two and store in the freezer until they're ready to be baked. 

Fried Okra with Cumin Yogurt Dipping Sauce Recipe

Crunchy fried okra with spiced yogurt sauce
Jun 27, 2014 11:00 am
fried okra with yogurt sauce
Photo: Laurel Golio

Breathe new light into a Southern classic with golden deep-fried okra dipped in a refreshing cumin-spiced Greek yogurt sauce. This recipe yields a crispy texture your guests will keep enjoying as long as you keep frying up fresh batches. 

Peach Cobbler With Cardamom Whipped Cream Recipe

Sweet peaches & spicy cardamom for a summer dessert
Jun 20, 2014 11:00 am
peach cobbler recipe

Sweet peaches and fragrant cardamom pair especially well in this classic Southern summer dessert. Use fresh summer peaches for best results, and if you're lucky enough to pick up a basket from your farmer’s market, now you know what to do with them. Top each serving with a generous amount of spiced whipped cream (and keep it close by as there will surely be requests for refills!)

5 Chefs On The Past, Present And Hominy Loving Future Of Southern Food In America

With Sean Brock, Rob Newton, Sarah Simmons
Jun 17, 2014 10:00 am

Last week we invited a mess of Southern chefs — both visiting from the South and transplanted in New York City — to stop by the Food Republic test kitchen and talk about the state of Southern food in America. The conversations were enlightening. Read more.

This Is How You Make Frito Pie

Classic southern comfort food
Jun 10, 2014 12:00 pm
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In 1982, Petro’s Chili and Chips popularized the walking taco at the World Fair in Knoxville, Tennessee and now, Morgan’s Barbecue is bringing the dish up north to New York City. Chef Andres Fernandez’s frito pie is served old-school style in a slit-open Fritos bag, smothered with Texas red chili and topped with white onion, cheddar cheese, sour cream, scallions and Morgan’s signature slow-smoked brisket. The recipe, after the jump.

John Currence Traces Bourbon's Popularity To The Southern Food Renaissance

It's all about history, people
Jun 4, 2014 10:00 am

We are featuring Q&As from our recent Food Republic Interview Lounge at the W Austin during the Austin Food & Wine Festival, along with video excerpts of the sessions with host Richard Martin. Next up is John Currence, the chef and restaurateur behind City Grocery and other fine Oxford, Mississippi establishments, who dishes out the reasons why everyone's now so obsessed with Southern food.

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