New Orleans’ Cult Favorite Sandwich Shop Finally Has A Cookbook

One of the first photos you’ll find inside Mason Hereford’s debut cookbook, Turkey and the Wolf, is a portrait where he’s surrounded not by his own dishes, but by a box of Cheez-Its, a crumbled bag of Doritos and a scattering of mixed Hershey’s miniatu…

One of the first photos you'll find inside Mason Hereford's debut cookbook, Turkey and the Wolf, is a portrait where he's surrounded not by his own dishes, but by a box of Cheez-Its, a crumbled bag of Doritos and a scattering of mixed Hershey's miniatures.

What follows is a dive into what Hereford's brother calls his "psychedelically objective imagination," a guidebook to creating the whimsical stoner food you’ll find inside his New Orleans restaurants, Molly’s Rise and Shine and Turkey and the Wolf.

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Hushpuppies That Quiet My Homesickness

Good food is worth a thousand words—sometimes more. In My Family Recipe, a writer shares the story of a single dish that’s meaningful to them and their loved ones.

My mother, Melissa, wasn’t much of a cook. But she loved making a quick spaghetti wit…

Good food is worth a thousand words—sometimes more. In My Family Recipe, a writer shares the story of a single dish that's meaningful to them and their loved ones.


My mother, Melissa, wasn’t much of a cook. But she loved making a quick spaghetti with ground beef, bell peppers, and mushrooms. Or a lasagna that was basically the same thing assembled in a different way. Nobody complained.

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Why Spoonbread Matters

While driving outside of Richmond, Virginia, one day, I passed a seafood restaurant called Stuart’s Fresh Catch. Posted outside was a vinyl sign advertising lake trout, crabs, fresh fish, and spoonbread. Clearly one of those things wasn’t like the othe…

While driving outside of Richmond, Virginia, one day, I passed a seafood restaurant called Stuart’s Fresh Catch. Posted outside was a vinyl sign advertising lake trout, crabs, fresh fish, and spoonbread. Clearly one of those things wasn’t like the others, and I made a mental note to come back the next day to try spoonbread.

Spoonbread is one of the oldest Southern delicacies. When executed properly, it is incredibly light, even though it has a similar texture to grits, and almost tastes like an incredibly moist piece of cornbread. “A properly prepared dish of spoonbread can be taken as continued testimony to the perfectibility of humankind,” as John Egerton, author of Southern Food, wrote, The ingredients for spoonbread are cornmeal, milk, butter, eggs, sugar, and baking powder (although some recipes call for flour), and the lineage of spoonbread can be traced back hundreds of years in Virginia. Spoonbread was originally called “Batter Bread,” and a recipe for it appears in Mary Randolph’s 1824 cookbook, The Virginia Housewife, which is considered to be the first Southern cookbook by many culinary historians.

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The Best Chocolate Chip Cookie Pie Recipe Ever

This is the most delicious, warm, and gooey chocolate chip cookie pie recipe … Read more
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Amethyst Ganaway’s Pantry Is Based Around a ‘Holy Trinity of Grains’

Welcome to Amethyst Ganaway’s Pantry! In each installment of this series, a recipe developer will share with us the pantry items essential to their cooking. This month, we’re exploring eight staples stocking Amethyst’s Southern and Low Country kitchen….

Welcome to Amethyst Ganaway’s Pantry! In each installment of this series, a recipe developer will share with us the pantry items essential to their cooking. This month, we're exploring eight staples stocking Amethyst’s Southern and Low Country kitchen.


“Southern food” is often used interchangeably with “soul food,” a term coined before, but most commonly used during and after, the Black Power and Civil Rights movements of the 1960s and 1970s. The term describes the foods and foodways of Black Americans, as well as the reclaiming of African roots. Yet even today, some people still view soul or Southern food through the outdated lens of literal table scraps from white people, or as a lesser cuisine compared to European cultures. For me, the food is about honoring who we are at our core. The history and cultures put into a pot and poured into each bowl are rich, unique stories full of deep, different flavors.

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Bourbon-Pecan Sticky Buns for Superlative Sunday Mornings

“I wrote this book to bury y’all in cornbread and biscuits,” cookbook author Kelly Fields writes in the introduction to her recently released cookbook, Good Book of Southern Baking—“the best dang ones you’ve ever had.”
The path to dessert greatness wa…

“I wrote this book to bury y’all in cornbread and biscuits,” cookbook author Kelly Fields writes in the introduction to her recently released cookbook, Good Book of Southern Baking—“the best dang ones you’ve ever had.”

The path to dessert greatness was neither smooth nor easy for Fields. In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, in 2005, Fields lost every notebook and recipe she had saved throughout her career. Notes that she had painstakingly taken from culinary school and her numerous stints in pastry kitchens around the world.

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Southern Cornbread

This classic, savory Southern cornbread is just begging for a bowl of chili or a plate of ribs. Made with all cornmeal, straight buttermilk, and no added sugar (like it should be!) in a cast iron skillet, this cornbread is an easy dinner side…

This classic, savory Southern cornbread is just begging for a bowl of chili or a plate of ribs. Made with all cornmeal, straight buttermilk, and no added sugar (like it should be!) in a cast iron skillet, this cornbread is an easy dinner side dish.

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Meet the Legendary Couple Behind Mississippi’s Best BBQ Ribs

Cook, author, and musician, Matt R. Moore, wears a lot of hats. Most recently, he’s been leaning into his role of “adventurer”: For his newest cookbook, Serial Griller: Grillmaster Secrets for Flame-Cooked Perfection, Matt traveled across the U.S. to t…

Cook, author, and musician, Matt R. Moore, wears a lot of hats. Most recently, he's been leaning into his role of "adventurer": For his newest cookbook, Serial Griller: Grillmaster Secrets for Flame-Cooked Perfection, Matt traveled across the U.S. to talk to chefs and grilling experts all over—who shared their delicious signature recipes and riveting stories. Below, an excerpt from the book telling one such story: that of Hoover's Grocery & Laundry, helmed by owners Sylvester and Mary, and their legendary three-down ribs.


The Delta. There is, perhaps, no place in our country more misunderstood, mythic, and luring. Built primarily on the wrong side of history, most Americans have either shunned the area entirely or, most likely, forgotten its existence altogether. It is isolated. It is complicated. But it is beautiful.

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The 12 Best Restaurants in Charleston to Add to Your Eating Itinerary

Before visiting any new city, town, or hamlet, I have to research it online to find the best possible places to eat and drink. My attitude is that if I’m only going to have a few meals in a place, they better be the absolute best meals around…

Before visiting any new city, town, or hamlet, I have to research it online to find the best possible places to eat and drink. My attitude is that if I'm only going to have a few meals in a place, they better be the absolute best meals around. It is an obsession that often annoys those traveling with me, but once we're presented with a plate of [insert local specialty here], the complaints magically stop.

Therefore, I want to present you with the cream of the crop. Fortunately (and unfortunately), if you're looking for an incredible meal or a picturesque stroll, Charleston has almost too many choices. Not only is it enchantingly beautiful (Travel + Leisure named it the most romantic city in America), but it's also one of the most vibrant, creative, and welcoming places I've ever experienced.

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Cowgirl Baked Beans

New fave bean recipe right here. This recipe for my Cowgirl Baked Beans was inspired by my love of traditional baked beans. Soft and sweet, but usually pretty watery and even a little too sweet at times. Well I played in the kitchen a bit and came out …

New fave bean recipe right here. This recipe for my Cowgirl Baked Beans was inspired by my love of traditional baked beans. Soft and sweet, but usually pretty watery and even a little too sweet at times. Well I played in the kitchen a bit and came out with this recipe. Hearty beans, spices, tons of texture and a nice dose of sweet too. If you love baked beans, but are looking for a recipe with a bit more oomph and soul, spice and body, give this recipe a try...Read more »

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