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Kim Severson

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Shrimp on the Rocks

Forgo the fry basket in favor of salt-baked shellfish dipped in tangy comeback sauce

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Strawberry Delight

This icebox dessert is a busy host’s best friend

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Spring Herb Deviled Eggs in the Shell

A breakthrough approach to deviled eggs

Home & Garden

On the Trail of a Silver Thief

After serving multiple jail sentences, the country’s most notorious cat burglar headed south, where police suspect he started making up for lost time

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Do-It-Yourself Moon Pies

A homemade take on Mardi Gras’s marshmallow treat

Drinks

Going Zero Proof

The search for nonalcoholic refreshment in the Land of Liquor

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Fried Chicken with Crunch

An unconventional secret to perfectly crispy fried chicken

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Oyster Madeleine

This crowd-pleasing casserole combines two Louisiana standards

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Fried Gulf Fish

Upping the ante on the traditional fish fry

Food & Drink

The Southern Cheese Crusade

From the heat to the bugs, Southern cheese makers face a daunting set of challenges. But a growing number of them are proving they can stack up with the best

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Sweet Tea Granita

Sweet tea gets the dessert treatment in a slushy icebox granita

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Cast-Iron Comfort: Bacon Scallion Hoecakes

The original field feast

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Spiced Quail with
 Chocolate Gravy

A sweet secret from the Ozarks

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Pork Sandwich with a Twist

An Indian riff on an iconic Southern sandwich: Southern-Style 
Pork Vindaloo 
with Cardamom Cornbread and 
Green Beans

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Jezebel Sauce: The South’s Relish

Spicy-sweet and a little bit tart, Jezebel sauce—done right—is a cook’s best friend

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Quick Pickles

Beat the heat with quick and easy pickles

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Strawberry-Moonshine Fried Pies

Filled with fresh strawberries and a dash of moonshine, these home-fried pies are a sweet taste of summer