Southern Food

Desserts

Southern Recipe: Chocolate Chess Pie

Chess pie is a quintessentially Southern dessert, and it is one of the quickest pies in the Southern repertoire. Its origins are hard to trace,...(more)

Old-Fashioned Chocolate Pudding Cake

Old-fashioned chocolate pudding cake, also known as chocolate cobbler, is one of those feel good desserts with an easy, retro vibe. The recipe isn't really...(more)

All Butter Pie Crust

Pie crust made from scratch is infinitely better than any you can buy at the store. This simple pie crust relies on butter for its...(more)

Main Dishes

Tomato & Vidalia Onion Pie

Southern-style tomato pie is a hearty summer casserole comprised ripe heirloom tomatoes, freshly grated cheese, and creamy mayonnaise layered and baked in a crisp, buttery shell. ...(more)

Chicken and Sausage Jambalaya

While most of the famous regional dishes that make up Creole and Cajun cuisine hail from France, jambalaya is actually of Spanish descent. And despite being made hundreds of different ways, all are essentially some variation of the their famous paella....(more)

Southern Food So Good You'll Want to Move to the South

The American South is very charming--the people, the accents, the hospitality and beautiful sights draw visitors from all over the world. However, one the greatest appeals of the south is its cuisine. The food in the south is some of the best that is around, and just thinking about it can make anyone's mouth water. Here is a list of some of the best foods that you can enjoy from the South. Some of them are so good you may even consider moving there yourself to enjoy them full time....(more)

Appetizers

Southern Appetizer: Pickled Shrimp

Shrimp are fat and plentiful in the waters along the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts, and marinating them in vinegar and aromatics, such a lemon, onion, and capers, has long been a favorite way for Southerners to preserve them. The name pickled shrimp may sound off putting, but this refreshing recipe, which is more of a marinated salad than pickled, is as timeless as it is addictive.Pickled shrimp is an ideal snack to serve at gatherings large and small. Not only is it easy to make as much or little as you would like, but all of the quantities are open to tinkering (and what's available in the pantry). It can be served any time of the year and is especially popular at football tailgates and holiday open houses....(more)

Southern Food History: Pimento Cheese

Pimento cheese at its simplest is nothing more than grated cheddar, jarred pimentos, and a dollop of mayonnaise. Humble as it sounds, it remains one of the most talked about Southern food traditions. ...(more)

Cheese Straws

Cheese straws — also known as cheese wafers, cheese biscuits, and cheese crackers — are by no means a Southern culinary invention, but they have long been enjoyed by Southerners and should be considered a part of its authentic regional cuisine. ...(more)