southern food

Slade Rushing Will Not Apologize For His James Beard Award Nomination

“I deserve to be nominated,” Brennan’s chef says
May 1, 2015 10:00 am

Chef Slade Rushing’s efforts to refresh New Orleans’s historic Brennan’s restaurant have generated quite a bit of attention. In March, the James Beard Foundation named him one of four finalists for the coveted title of Best Chef South. Then, almost immediately, came the backlash. According to one influential critic, that honor came way too soon. Rushing, though, is adamant: “I deserve to be nominated.”

A National Cornbread Cook-Off All-Star Champion Has Been Crowned

A winner in a prestigious tournament of champions
Apr 28, 2015 11:00 am

Cornbread and cast iron go together like grits and gravy. But who is the pone queen? The annual National Cornbread Cook-Off settles the score.

Carolina Barbecue Pit Now Perfuming San Francisco’s “Tempeh District”

Rusty’s Southern BBQ now open in the Tenderloin
Apr 21, 2015 1:00 pm

Rusty’s Southern BBQ has brought a version of authentic Lexington-style North Carolina smoked pork to the Tenderloin neighborhood of San Francisco. Owner Rusty Olson grew up spending summers with his grandparents in the Carolinas, and it was there that he developed an abiding love of the vinegar-based barbecue sauces of the region. Now he’s introduced genuine smoked meat to the Left Coast.

Charlotte Chef Jim Noble Explains The Complicated Food City He Calls Home

A Southern city of transplants and diversity
Apr 13, 2015 1:00 pm

Jim Noble is an ordained minister, doesn’t have any formal culinary training and isn’t one to follow trends. But for more than three decades, he’s been one of the most successful chefs and restaurateurs in North Carolina. Here’s an introduction.

Anson Mills Boss Glenn Roberts Is The Guy To Know For Heirloom Grains In America

This celebrated farmer has the mind of a geneticist
Apr 6, 2015 9:00 am

To the average person, grains and beans might be the most prosaic foods imaginable. Fortunately, Glenn Roberts of Anson Mills has more imagination than most of us, and he recognizes the history that lives within the DNA of rice, corn and field peas. Roberts is striving for no less than the rebirth and preservation of generations of heritage grains. And his signature stone-ground organic meal products are utilized in some of the premier kitchens across the country.

Spring Preview 2015: 14 Restaurants Opening Throughout The American South

Big-name chefs are busier than ever down in Dixie
Mar 17, 2015 1:00 pm

Restaurant expansion in the South continues to be hotter than a skillet full of popping bacon grease. Restaurateurs both new and old are rushing forward with plans for new eateries, expansions of existing restaurant empires and even some high-tone food-court stalls that could raise the level of fast-casual fare to new heights. Chris Chamberlain reports.

10 Hot Topics From The 10th Annual Charleston Wine And Food Festival

Highlights from a wild weekend in South Carolina
Mar 9, 2015 3:15 pm

Bizarre weather conditions, hotfoot electric-cart-driving chefs and a whole lot of deliciousness went down at the Charleston Wine + Food Festival over the weekend. Nashville-based writer Chris Chamberlain was there to take it all in.

East Tennessee Bacon God Allan Benton Will Not Be Stopped

In the smokehouse for decades, he's still obsessed
Feb 25, 2015 10:00 am

Since 1973, Allan Benton has been creating some of the most delicious cured hams and smoky bacon using the same basic method he learned during his mountain upbringing. Chris Chamberlain sits down with the esteemed yet ever-humble pork purveyor.


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