Taste of the South

Food & Drink

The Biscuit King

The buttery beauties at Karl Worley’s Nashville restaurant, Biscuit Love, inspire hour-long waits. But beyond the family recipes lies something even more impressive: a heartwarming rise


Get to Know These Southern Chefs

Legends

Leah Chase: The Creole Grande Dame

It takes more than a good roux to make someone a New Orleans culinary institution

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Kitchen Diplomacy

For Bill Smith, the chef who has quietly kept Chapel Hill, North Carolina’s beloved Crook’s Corner at the heart of the Southern culinary universe for more than twenty years, food always revolves around family—the one he’s related to and the one he isn’t

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Southern Masters: Frank Stitt

To understand the genius of the godfather of Southern cuisine, you need to spend a day in the kitchen with him

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Mashama Bailey’s Home Cooking

Savannah has never been at the red-hot center of the culinary universe, but with serious chops, plenty of moxie, and one of the country’s hottest new restaurants, Chef Bailey is changing that—and proving that sometimes you actually can go home again

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The Second Coming of John Fleer

After leaving his post at Blackberry Farm, the chef is back with two Blue Ridge restaurants and visions of a new kind of Foothills Cuisine

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The Big E

Before the TV shows, the cookware, “Bam!,” and the rest, Emeril Lagasse was a young chef taking over the venerable Commander’s Palace, the launching pad for a career that would change the food world forever. Now, with his first new New Orleans spot in nearly two decades, he’s back to doing what he really loves

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The Big Heart of Ashley Christensen

Though the toast of Raleigh is one of the hottest—and busiest—chefs in the South, it’s her work outside the kitchen that continues to define her

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Keepers of the Flame

Why the golden age of the pit master may still be ahead of us


Drinks

The Great Bourbon Taste Test

What happens when a dozen-odd whiskey aficionados, led by one maniacally obsessed Southern chef and the reigning bourbon king, gather to test twenty-four years’ worth of a legendary brand? Among other things, a hell of a good time