Often seen as "comfort food," Southern food is a massive category that encompasses all kinds of mouthwatering dishes.
Tomato-based and usually containing various vegetables and meats, Brunswick Stew is said to have originated in either Brunswick, Georgia, or Brunswick County, Virginia. This Saturday, Georgia's second-largest coastal city honors its claim at the 13th annual Brunswick Rockin' Stewbilee.
Earlier this fall, we rounded up some of the newest, and best, Southern food products available for a tasteoff. The spread included everything from peanut butter to chocolate, pepper jelly and barbecue sauce, and ballots provided asked tasters to vote for their favorites. Now that the votes have been tallied and the products officially "tested," we're ready to share the results.
A Southern Barbecue Favorite serves up an otherworldly eating experience. By Debi Lander There's a little joint in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, that just seats 68, but its reputation is known far and wide. Dreamland BBQ boasts the motto, "Ain't Nothin' Like 'Em Nowhere," and I reckon that's true. I recently visited the place and met Jeannette Bishop, the current owner and daughter of now-deceased originator John C. Bishop and his wife, Lilly. The Bishops opened their establishment back in 1958. John had purchased the land and considered building a cafe and funeral home. He figured if the food gave his patrons high blood pressure, he'd end up burying them. His wife flatly refused that notion, so John built the drive-thru rib joint. Wonder if the name came from his funereal plans or, as Jeannette (pictured at bottom) says, "God just whispered it into his ear." No matter, the barbeque sauce is so renowned and tasty that a plate of white Sunbeam bread comes to every table, just so you can sop it up. The slabs of barbeque ribs are cooked in an open pit for 45 minutes or there's smoked sausage and pulled pork. Up until a year ago, that was the extent of the
We've been wanting to add more recipes to Deep South for a while now and would like to thank the folks at The Hungry Southerner blog for their hospitality in sharing one with us today. Their site is a wonderful place to find homegrown stories about Southern products and businesses and, of course, Southern food. And their tagline, "Stay Hungry, Y'all!" pretty much embodies what we love to do most here in the Deep South: eat - and talk about - food. Hungry Southerner's recipe for Coca-Cola Glazed Meatloaf is perfect for a Sunday supper. In addition to its use of one our favorite Southern products, Coca-Cola, or Co-Cola as it's often called down here, this recipe and quick and fairly easy. A Coca-Cola glaze results in a sweet, sticky crust on top, taking this meatloaf to the next level. Serve with some mashed potatoes and a veggie, and you've got a delicious meal to enjoy while you talk about the next one. Southern Meatloaf with Coca-Cola Glaze Meat Loaf 1 lb ground turkey 1 lb ground beef 80/20 2 cups whole wheat bread crumbs 1/2 large white onion, finely chopped 1 yellow bell pepper finely chopped 1 clove garlic, finely minced 1 T balsamic vinegar 1 T Worcestershire sauce 1 1/2 T