Taste of the South


Food & Drink

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

Food & Drink

Good Eats in East Tennessee

Two Volunteer State restaurants doing comfort food right

Anatomy of a Classic

The Michelada

Getting to the bottom of a mysterious Texas concoction

Recipes

Fried Okra, Fried Green Tomatoes, & Fried Pickle Chips

The best ways to fry up your favorite Southern vegetables

Food & Drink

Five Grilling Myths Debunked

Before you fire up the grill, here are five things you need to know

FOOD & DRINK

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

Drinks

Mezcal’s Old Soul

Tequila’s country cousin may be the new hip spirit these days. But in the dusty Mexican landscape outside Oaxaca, it’s a tradition with very deep roots