This dip of processed cheese and canned tomatoes might not look like much, but it represents comfort to some
Cornmeal fritters might have silenced the Confederacy's dogs, but with bacon or hot peppers, people wolf them down too
There are about as many different stories about the hushpuppy as there are recipes for this Southern staple
Soup or stew? Okra or no okra? The daughter of a Louisianan offers her take on a controversial dish.
A versatile gumbo recipe that makes enough to freeze and store some for later. It can be made with chicken, sausage, or seafood.
A Southern cook battles her traditionalist mother over the proper main course, and the Ham War rages on
This recipe, which the author developed while she was living in San Francisco, goes especially well with rack of lamb
The start of a new season leads a Southern cook to count her blessings, including two of her favorite foods
This simple, Louisiana-style shrimp boil features two of the author's favorite spring foods. Add sweet corn, if you can get it.
From "fresh coons" to "Jehova Java," a trip to Arkansas leads to culinary meditations—and fried heritage hens
Soaking the chicken in water with hot sauce and salt for several hours before dredging in flour ensures an especially flavorful dish
For the author, improvised cooking, like spontaneous sex, still requires planning. But in this case, bacon is involved.
Whether beet tops, collards, or kale, Southern greens laced with Andouille make lettuce look like an amateur
This salad features winter greens and relies on hearty flavors to showcase their flavors. It comes together quickly in the pan.
A devoted "caramel person" highlights her top 10 favorites. Number one? A classic Bananas Foster.
This dish is the author's buttery, brown-sugar-laden take on the classic invented by Paul Blangé.
The author is the kind of cook who adds roux and chorizo to cioppino. Is she a bad person?
This Southern tradition isn't just for New Orleans. On Sunday, try a muffaletta or red beans and rice.
Invented in the 1920s at Salvatore Lupo's Central Grocery, this sandwich is a French Quarter favorite.
In preparation for this month's Super Bowl Sunday and Mardi Gras, the author cooks up a Southern staple.