Southern Man

About The Time Sean Brock and Magnus Nilsson Went Hunting For Alligators

Two of the world's culinary badasses join forces
Nov 1, 2012 11:46 am
Magnus Nilsson Sean Brock

There is no denying that two of the world’s most-traveled and in-demand chefs of the moment — chefs celebrated from Melbourne to New York to Tokyo — are Magnus Nilsson and Sean Brock. The two recently paired up for a blow-out dinner in Charleston, South Carolina.

Chicken Peanut Perloo Recipe

A comforting recipe for Southern chicken and rice
Oct 19, 2012 2:01 pm
chicken perloo recipe
Photo: Ron Manville

Perloo is the Southern term for pilaf or pilau, a dish of seasoned rice often served with meat. Cookbook author, food and drink writer and Food Republic contributor Chris Chamberlain loaned us this recipe from his new book, The Southern Foodie.

Fried Yardbird Recipe

The perfect Southern brined fried chicken recipe
Oct 17, 2012 2:02 pm

Jeff McInnis is Executive Chef and co-owner of Miami's Yardbird Southern Table and Bar. His fried chicken — better known as yardbird — is a legendary experience 150 years in the making. He was cool enough to loan us the recipe.

Yet Another Fine Argument That Southern Food Is Ruling Up North

And not just with fried chicken, thankfully
Jul 5, 2012 4:01 pm

In her essay regarding the Northern reach of Southern cuisine, writer Courtney Balestier speaks about the rise in popularity of Southern food in New York, a “crush” of sorts, aided primarily by the “gateway drug” fried chicken.

African Adobo-Rubbed Tuna Recipe

Take your tuna to the next level with adobo
Mar 1, 2012 2:41 pm
African Adobo Rubbed Tuna Norman

Adobo means spice rub or marinade, and the particular recipe we include was introduced by African slaves brought to Bahía in Brazil in the 17th century. The one I make most often is a wet kind of paste. It makes for a messy albeit fun way of cooking!

Nashville: Tandy Wilson Shoots Straight

On pork pizzas and bolt opinions
Mar 1, 2012 11:01 am
Tandy Wilson

Chef Tandy Wilson doesn’t believe that there is a whole lot of difference between his Southern grandmother and an Italian nonna. Wilson, who was recently nominated for the fourth consecutive year by the James Beard Foundation as Best Chef Southeast for his work at Nashville's City House, grew up learning to cook from his mother and grandmother in a kitchen where he discovered that it didn’t matter whether you called them grits or polenta.

Hot Fried Chicken Salad Recipe

Norman Van Aken gives salad an upgrade
Feb 23, 2012 12:01 pm
Hot Fried Chicken Salad

It was the biggest break of my career to date when I took on the job as Executive Chef of Louie’s Backyard in Key West in June of 1985. I was not going to have some other chef’s dishes on my menu. So I presented a “Hot Fried Chicken Salad” the next night. 

Norman Van Aken's Souse Recipe

The dish that will make you like trotters
Feb 16, 2012 11:46 am
Photo: Norman Van Aken

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