Anatomy of a Classic

Fried Matchstick Okra

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

Food & Drink

Okra Pilau (AKA Limpin’ Susan)

In an excerpt from her new cookbook, Jubilee, Toni Tipton-Martin gives the classic combination of rice and okra a gentle lift

S is for Southern

Okra’s Deep Roots

More than just the South’s signature pod, okra carries thousands of years of history

The Manual of Southern Know-How

How to Fry Super Crispy Okra

A culinary feat every Southerner should master

Food & Drink

Okra Soup

Chef B.J. Dennis shares his recipe for gumbo’s Lowcountry cousin


Fried Okra, Fried Green Tomatoes, & Fried Pickle Chips

The best ways to fry up your favorite Southern vegetables

What's in Season

Red Burgundy Okra

Tender and sweet, this okra variety is a late-summer stunner

Food & Drink

Sautéed Shrimp and Okra

Chef BJ Dennis combines two staples of Gullah Geechee cuisine to create a classic Lowcountry dish

Food & Drink

Crispy Okra Fries

A Southern staple vegetable with an Indian twist

End of the Line

Mad About Okra

A few words in defense of a very Southern staple

What's in Season

Ode to Okra

The South’s signature vegetable is ready for harvest