The Best Southern Restaurant in South Carolina Is The Grit Counter in Mount Pleasant

by Stephanie Edwards   Grits are a staple of Lowcountry cuisine, but few restaurants allow diners to explore as many flavor combinations as The Grit Counter in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina. Delicious wholesome ingredients, fun combinations, great service and the satisfying comfort of excellent down home southern food makes this casual restaurant tops in our … Continue reading The Best Southern Restaurant in South Carolina Is The Grit Counter in Mount Pleasant

Nine Essentials For A Traditional Southern Breakfast

By Angela Garrison Zontek All the best southern days start in a warm kitchen that smells of biscuits and something frying in the skillet. Has anything amazing ever resulted from a bowl of cold, bland cereal? Of course not. Breakfast is our first chance to make the day special, and the meal should be hot. … Continue reading Nine Essentials For A Traditional Southern Breakfast

Six Essential Southern Desserts

By Angela Garrison Zontek After eating all our vegetables and making a sincere offer to help with the dishes, one likes to think they’ve earned a dessert, no? I mean, everyone loves to be rewarded for a job well done. My grandfather always said that a slice of pie aided with digestion, but I suspect … Continue reading Six Essential Southern Desserts

Four Cakes Southern Cooks Love To Bake

By Angela Garrison Zontek Southern cakes are about occasions. We love to celebrate all things family, every calendar holiday, and all of life’s achievements, both big and small, along the way. Where certain dishes or vegetables might be seasonal, cakes are occasional. One will always find a hummingbird cake during summer festivities and a Lane … Continue reading Four Cakes Southern Cooks Love To Bake

Six Ways To Veganize Your Southern Meal

By Taylor Brooks Eating southern brings to mind meals consisting of fried chicken and veggies often flavored with pork, But how do you enjoy southern cuisine if you're a vegetarian or vegan? For most, the response to that question would be - you don't.  However, there are many ways you can still enjoy southern food … Continue reading Six Ways To Veganize Your Southern Meal

Tomatoes Three Ways Down South

by Angela Garrison Zontek Tomato growing in the south can be a tricky task for gardeners, but we get it done. Several varieties of hybrid and heirloom tomatoes manage to thrive in our heat and humidity, and we certainly make the most of every crop. Whether you’ve got a basket of “mountain supremes” or an … Continue reading Tomatoes Three Ways Down South

Four Types of Bread Every Southern Cook Loves

by Angela Garrison Zontek Southern bread is an experience... the smell, the texture and the weight. In the south, the making of bread is a family affair, and most of us have fond memories of rolling out dough with our mothers and grandmothers. I used an amber floral drinking glass, 70’s style, to cut out … Continue reading Four Types of Bread Every Southern Cook Loves

How To Make Strawberry Shortcake With Biscuits

by Nikki Terpilowski When flowers begin to blossom and the temperatures rise, we know strawberry season is not far behind. There are so many delicious ways to eat strawberries, and one of my family's favorites is paired with cake and topped with whipped cream. In the South, pretty much anything can be made better with … Continue reading How To Make Strawberry Shortcake With Biscuits

Ten Side Dishes For The Southern Cook

by Angela Garrison Zontek The Southern side dish is an important part of our culture. Often, our seasons are marked by the sides we choose to serve, for instance, you know it's summer when potato salad takes the place of mashed potatoes, and it’s definitely fall when the corn pudding makes an appearance on your … Continue reading Ten Side Dishes For The Southern Cook

Nine Classic Entrees Every Southern Cook Should Know

by Angela Garrison Zontek Every good Southern cook knows the basics of meal planning: meat, bread, and a side (or two or three). There are certain mainstays in the pantheon of Southern dishes—if you're cooking Southern, you should know these. Dressed up, or scaled down, these Southern mains are down-home, traditional, and always satisfying. Let’s … Continue reading Nine Classic Entrees Every Southern Cook Should Know

A History of Southern Food

by Angela Garrison Zontek Southern food is a living record of the people, places, and cultures that have contributed to the evolving landscape of our unique little corner of the world. Too complex and varied to ever achieve a conclusive origin story, the history of Southern food is best examined by considering its major influences—the … Continue reading A History of Southern Food