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Kim Severson

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Super Texas-Style Soup Beans

A kicked-up take on a one-pot mainstay

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Roasted Butternut Squash with Tomato-Ginger Gravy

Chef Asha Gomez gives butternut squash a flavorful upgrade

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Fried Matchstick Okra

A cache of heirloom seeds inspires a Mississippi chef’s take on the classic

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A Versatile Seafood Stew

A Houston couple shares a recipe that works for the catch—or bycatch—of any day

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How to Make Crawfish Étouffée

An Alabama chef with New Orleans roots shares his take on classic crawfish étouffée

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A Whole Latke Love

April McGreger gives Southern flair to the traditional Hanukkah dish

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Chicken-Fried Steak the Lone-Star State Way

How does a Texas chef do the Southern classic? Bigger and better, of course

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Smoked Vanilla Ice Cream

With wood chips and ingenuity, a South Carolina chef puts a smoky spin on a classic summertime treat

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Smashed Szechuan Cucumber Salad

Cool cukes meet Miami heat in chef Raymond Li Jr.’s surprisingly refreshing summer side

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Spicy Southern Clams

A swim in cumin-spiced sofrito and a steam in vermouth-scented broth give these clams a kick

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Collard Kimchi

Collard greens replace cabbage in a chef’s Mississippi-influenced spin on kimchi

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DIY Duck Pastrami

Whether you bring it home from a blind or a butcher shop, when it’s seasoned, smoked, and sliced, it makes a bold party-platter statement

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Sweet Potato Pie, Perfected

This year, Birmingham’s Dolester Miles was named America’s best pastry chef. Try her sweet potato pie, and you’ll see why

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Watermelon Gazpacho

Cool summer soup from a Little Rock institution

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Nectarine and Berry Cobbler

Extra juicy and with a secret layer of buttery dough, chef Maya Lovelace’s cobbler is a link to home

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Crawfish Boil Potato Salad

Potatoes, corn, and crawfish come together in one crowd-pleasing side

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Sweet Potato Bis-cakes

Taking inspiration from her culinary heritage, Erika Council makes pancakes worth flipping for

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Vivian Howard’s Apple and Country Ham Hand Pies

The Kinston, North Carolina chef puts a porky spin on a beloved treat

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Chesapeake Oyster Stew

A Baltimore chef’s time-tested take on an Eastern Shore tradition

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Grilled Rib-Eye Tacos

Two San Antonio chefs whose dishes dive deep into Mexican culinary history share their recipe for the ultimate family taco night