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Jed Portman

Food & Drink

The South’s Best Fast-Food Fried Chicken

From regional favorites like Biscuitville to fast-food giants like Popeyes, here’s where the South’s top chefs and food authorities stop for the best ready-made bird

Food & Drink

The South’s Best Hush Puppies

Fry up a batch of some of the South’s finest, courtesy of North Carolina’s Hello, Sailor

Food & Drink

Welcome Back, Strawberry Pretzel Icebox Pie

An old-fashioned Southern dessert stages a return to the menu at two North Carolina restaurants

Food & Drink

A Southern Food Historian on the National Stage

Catching up with culinary thought-leader Michael Twitty

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An Angel’s Share in Kentucky

On the menu at chef Sara Bradley’s Paducah restaurant: hundreds of bourbons from her private stash

Food & Drink

Southern Chefs in the Spotlight

Catch up on the South’s James Beard Award nominees here

Drinks

Fuss-Free Cocktails

A new book offers cocktail recipes that start with grocery-store ingredients. Just add bourbon, gin, vodka…

Drinks

The Best Everyday Bourbons

Five under-the-radar bottles that will raise your home bar—but not your budget

Food & Drink

West Virginia’s Top Dogs

Where to find the finest franks in the Mountain State

Food & Drink

Kernels of Wisdom

Pro tips on cooking with fresh corn from five Southern chefs

Food & Drink

The Gold Standard

Five of the South’s freshest culinary talents share their favorite recipes for a late-summer bounty of corn—from an irresistibly simple salad to a surprising dessert

Arts & Culture

The Southern Agenda: August/September 2017

Goings-on in the South and beyond

Recipe

Nita’s Corn Salad

A fresh summer side

Recipe

Corn & Shrimp Tagliatelle

A summertime skillet supper

Recipe

Corn Pots de Crème

A sweet finish for any summer supper

Recipe

Scallion & Fresh Corn Spoon Bread

An updated classic

Recipe

Corn with Piquillos

Corn on the cob with a sweet pepper twist

Food & Drink

A Taste of ‘Cherokee Cooking’

Talking bean bread, hominy, and a one-of-a-kind cookbook with its last surviving author

Food & Drink

The Tastiest Fish You’ve Never Eaten

How to cook sugar toads, the puffer fish appearing on more Southern restaurant menus

The Southern Agenda

The Southern Agenda: June/July 2017

Goings-on in the South and beyond