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Kathleen Purvis

Tastemaker

Get to Know Meherwan Irani

With five lauded restaurants across the South and Spicewalla, his small-batch spice company, Meherwan Irani continues to have the golden touch

Goings-On

The Southern Agenda: October/November 2019

Goings-on in the South and beyond

Food & Drink

Bringing the Houston Heat—One Recipe at a Time

With his new cookbook, Cook Like a Local, chef Chris Shepherd opens up a whole world of thrilling flavors from his Texas home base

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Talking with Toni Tipton-Martin

With The Jemima Code, the author and scholar gave centuries of African American cooks their due. Now, with her new cookbook, Jubilee, she’s inviting everyone to eat

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Meet a Coastal Carolina Seafood Champion

Chef Ricky Moore’s Saltbox Seafood has become a Durham institution. Now, with his new cookbook, he’s sharing the love with the rest of the South, too

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Texas Barbecue: A Love Story

At Valentina’s Tex Mex, the Vidal family are putting their own spin on barbecue—one smoked brisket taco at a time

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A Guide to the Best New Southern Barbecue Joints

Meet a new generation of pit masters who are doing right by barbecue tradition—and blazing new trails

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Southern Suppers Worth Flying For

A trio of upcoming dinners at New York’s James Beard House spotlight the South’s brightest talents

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Endangered Species: North Carolina Barbecue

In recent months, three iconic joints have shuttered. Should we be worried?

Tastemaker

North Carolina’s Barbecue Baron

Sam Jones on keeping faith with tradition—and breaking it

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Grilled Black Sea Bass with Spicy Ham Broth and Mustard Greens

Two Southern stalwarts underpin simple grilled fish in one of chef Justin Burdett’s new additions to the menu at Crook’s Corner

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A New Era at Crook’s Corner

Justin Burdett, the third chef in the lineage of the iconic Chapel Hill restaurant, discusses what’s changing, what’s not, and why simple can sometimes be better

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Five Secret Southern Ingredients

Tips and recipes for turning kitchen staples into winning Southern dishes

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Double-Cut Pork Chops with Cane Syrup Gastrique

Boiled sugarcane juice adds sweet and smoky flavor to grilled pork chops in this recipe from New Orleans chef Isaac Toups

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Slow-Cooker Bloody Mary Chili

The spicy tomato blend can provide the base for much more than cocktails—just ask Nashville chef Maneet Chauan

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Ginger and Collard Green Fried Rice

Turn yesterday’s side dish into tonight’s supper with this recipe from Atlanta chef Todd Richards

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Spiced Dark Chocolate Cherry Saltine Toffee

Virginia Willis transforms a basic cracker into a classic holiday treat

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Sweet Tea Buttermilk Pie

A variation on the classic that might be one of the most Southern dessert pairings ever—courtesy of Raleigh, North Carolina, chef Debbie Moose

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A Week’s Worth of Zucchini Recipes

Five dishes that celebrate summer’s bounty

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Zucchini Bread

A potluck classic with a Southern touch