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[EATYALL Podcast #31] with Chef Kisha Moore

Chef Kisha Moore Welcome back to the EATYALL podcast! This week, Andy sits down with Pastry Chef Kisha Moore. She's a solopreneur, who owns Hummingbird Macarons & Desserts. She also works as head chef. We'll gain culinary insight as she talks with Andy about...

[EATYALL Podcast #30] Chef Jason Arbusto

Speaking with Chef Jason Arbusto Hello and welcome to episode 30 of the EATYALL podcast! We had a fun conversation with Chef Jason Arbusto in today’s episode. During our conversation, we discussed his passion for dancing, travel and creative freedom in the kitchen. We...

A “New” Chicken for India

A “New” Chicken for India

We wondered how Chicken & Waffles would go over in India, but it went over really well. Chicken is a primary protein option in the country where 38% of the population is still strictly vegetarian and beef is legally restricted. Most commonly, stewed and tandoori...

Sweetest Chefs 2019 Announced

Sweetest Chefs 2019 Announced

[tw-divider]WHEN + WHERE[/tw-divider] Monday, September 9 The Lake House Ridgeland, Mississippi LIFE IS SHORT. EAT DESSERT FIRST. Join us as we showcase some of the hottest pastry chefs in the South for one night only! The 5th Annual Sweetest Chefs pastry chef...

[RECIPE] Delta Grind Polenta Croutons

[RECIPE] Delta Grind Polenta Croutons

A special thanks for Lauren and John Stokes from Tarasque in Oxford, Mississippi for sharing this amazing (and easy) recipe for their Delta Grind Polenta Croutons. And remember, don’t skimp on ingredients - that’s the secret to better food - better ingredients! Lauren...

[RECIPE] Basic Pecan Oil Dressing

[RECIPE] Basic Pecan Oil Dressing

This 5-ingredient recipe for Basic Pecan Oil Dressing featuring champagne vinegar and local honey is quick, easy and will become a light, go-to condiment for much more than salad! Try it on sandwiches, sauteed vegetables and more!

[COCKTAIL RECIPE] Husk Nashville Bar Manager Adam Morgan Begins Summer with “A Clean Slate”

[COCKTAIL RECIPE] Husk Nashville Bar Manager Adam Morgan Begins Summer with “A Clean Slate”

Eat Y’all visits Husk Nashville Bar Manager Adam Morgan for a refreshing cocktail filled with local flavor. One of the original proponents of the farm to table movement in the city, Husk Nashville’s bar program reflects the restaurant’s continual commitment to sourcing Southern grown and made produce and preserving traditional regional foodways.

[RECIPE] Dulce de Leche Pecan Sweet Rolls

[RECIPE] Dulce de Leche Pecan Sweet Rolls

Dulce de Leche. It just sounds magical. These crowd favorite buns are light-as-air, perfect for lazy weekends. This recipe for Dulce de Leche Pecan Sweet Rolls excerpted from SECRETS OF THE SOUTHERN TABLE by Virginia Willis highlights two of our favorite Southern...

Playa, Chef Bill Briand’s New Caribbean Restaurant Concept Set to Open

Playa, Chef Bill Briand’s New Caribbean Restaurant Concept Set to Open

James Beard Award nominee Chef Bill Briand and Restaurateur Johnny Fisher will soon open Playa, a new Caribbean influenced restaurant concept in Orange Beach, Alabama. Fisher and Briand have become synonymous with casual fine dining on the Alabama coast and look to begin another successful venture with Playa. Fisher’s at the Orange Beach Marina also serves as the location for Briand’s annual Southern Grace Dinners, a series of culinary events featuring the South’s top chefs and benefitting local charities.

EATYALL Chef Camp to Tour Simmons Catfish

EATYALL Chef Camp to Tour Simmons Catfish

Several times a year, a select group of chefs connect with one another over fresh air, fun and of course, good food, at an exclusive retreat called Eat Y’all Chef Camp. Simmons Catfish will host chefs for a farm tour at an upcoming retreat. What is Eat Y’all Chef...

Birmingham’s Roots & Revelry: A Love Story

Birmingham’s Roots & Revelry: A Love Story

Chef Brandon Cain's Roots & Revelry, located on the second floor of the newly reopened Thomas Jefferson Tower, features a diverse menu with dishes ranging from novel to traditional. Cain draws inspiration from the flavors of his own family story, easily making...

Eat Y’all: A Year in Review

Eat Y’all: A Year in Review

To sum up Eat Y'all in 2017: 17 events in 32 cities, sampling and advocating for the best Southern grown and made ingredients, connecting with chefs and much more... here's a look at Eat Y'all's year in review plus a preview of what we've got in store for 2018. I...

[HOW TO] Win the Party on Gameday

[HOW TO] Win the Party on Gameday

Skip the takeout and pre-packaged snacks this game day. Our Super Bowl food ideas and recipes will make your party the one folks are still raving about on Monday morning. Who’s ready for some football??? Food at your Super Bowl Party will rank as important as the TV...

Seven Southern Supper Hacks

Seven Southern Supper Hacks

How do you rate when it comes to getting supper on the table? Skip the recipes and serve more joy with simplicity with these Southern supper ideas. It rolls off the tongue… Southern. Supper. But, dear Southerner, how do you really rate when it comes to getting supper...

The Making of an Ice Cream Destination

The Making of an Ice Cream Destination

Big Spoon Creamery in Birmingham, Alabama was born with a mere $500 and a dream. And just like that, Chefs Ryan and Geri-Martha O’Hara left their jobs at acclaimed Southern restaurants to start an ice cream business inspired by their love of the cold treat, yes. But...

The Best Ways to Find Local Honey

The Best Ways to Find Local Honey

It’s that time of year again! It’s time to start tilling your old garden spot and getting ready for summer’s bounty, all the fresh, local produce that our warm Southern weather brings us. Soon, local farmers’ markets will be overflowing all over region. It’s still...

[CHEF PROFILE] Chris Rainosek in Mobile, Alabama

[CHEF PROFILE] Chris Rainosek in Mobile, Alabama

Mobile, Alabama is making major moves on the Southern food scene, and a leader in the pack Chef Chris Rainosek, chef and proprietor at The Noble South. We stopped in for a visit...   The entire Mobile, Alabama downtown area has been transformed by a younger...

The Perfect Party Food Only Has 6 Ingredients

The Perfect Party Food Only Has 6 Ingredients

After months of exploring how top chefs prepare Simmons Catfish for their menus, I decided to bring it home and make the perfect party food to serve at my Super Bowl party this Sunday. After all, Simmons Catfish has been a longstanding partner of Eat Y’all, and we’ve...

The Case for Catfish

The Case for Catfish

This spring, chefs from across the Deep South will have a chance to visit the Simmons Catfish farm in Yazoo City, Mississippi as part of an Eat Y’all Chefs Retreat. Simmons Catfish is home to the premium Simmons Delacata, a cut that Chef David Dickensauge has found to...

Enjoy the Flavor of Single Estate Rice

Enjoy the Flavor of Single Estate Rice

As with all of our food supply, rice isn’t just rice. If you want to feed your family and friends extraordinary easy to prepare meals ranging from soulful to exotic, rice should be your favorite ingredient. But not any rice will do. Mike Wagner is a tenth generation...

Smoke Your Way to the Perfect Brisket

Smoke Your Way to the Perfect Brisket

Screwing up brisket is easier than almost any other cut of meat. But brisket doesn't have to end badly. It's time to take of brisket - so that perfectly moist and delectable beefy goodness can take care of us. Our founder, Andy Chapman, shares his advice to help you...

Give the Holiday Gift of Tasty Memories

Give the Holiday Gift of Tasty Memories

Make memories this year when you gift from the dozens of holiday gift ideas found in our annual Holiday Gift Guide. Because many of our most significant holiday memories revolve around food, we’ve sought out the items that will create memories and spark traditions for...

Much More Than a Hunt

Much More Than a Hunt

September means a couple of things in the life of a Southerner. For many, it means cooler weather is waiting in the wings, and it means that football is kicking off. It also means that dove season is finally here. Folks that hunt mostly hail dove season as the...

It’s (Pork) Shoulder Season

It’s (Pork) Shoulder Season

I’ve found no ingredient in my meal prep arsenal to be more adaptable and diverse than the pork shoulder, also labeled as Boston butt or picnic shoulder. Whatever it’s labeled, it is indeed the shoulder of the pig - a big, meaty, marbled and complex maze of muscle and...

[Recipe] Garlicky Potato & Zucchini Hash

[Recipe] Garlicky Potato & Zucchini Hash

There’s really nothing I love more than a stroll through a farmers market. Summer brings an extraordinary amount of pleasure for me when our Creator’s cornucopia of bold, ripe summer flavors are piled high on the tables in front of weary yet satisfied farmers who are...

[RECIPE] June Bugg Rubbed Whole Peanuts

[RECIPE] June Bugg Rubbed Whole Peanuts

This quick and easy peanut recipe may be the easiest and most fun you’ll ever serve to a casual party, tailgate or backyard picnic or barbecue. This crowdpleaser is courtesy of our friend, Chef Cole Ellis, owner and chef at the Delta Meat Market in Cleveland,...

[Chef Spotlight] How to Dine in a Vintage Train Car

[Chef Spotlight] How to Dine in a Vintage Train Car

I met the chef couple Keith and Nealy Frentz in person on a hot, steamy afternoon in Ridgeland, MS last July when we were setting up for one of our favorite signature events: Sweetest Chefs of the South. Nealy was on the roster to participate as a notable Southern...

How to Grill a Better Burger

How to Grill a Better Burger

Looking to grill - and build - a better burger this summer? We've got eight easy-to-implement tips that'll have you serving the mouthwatering gourmet burger of your dreams this weekend. Lucky for us, our founder Andy Chapman is a grill-master, frequently getting asked...

[HOW TO] 7 Simple Ways to Enjoy Strawberries

[HOW TO] 7 Simple Ways to Enjoy Strawberries

It’s strawberry season, and that means sweet, bright red gems at an approachable price are donning the shelves of all of our local markets and giving us reason to visit the nearest “you pick” strawberry farm. The cover of one of my favorite magazines makes my mouth...

My Trip to Havens Down Home Creamery

My Trip to Havens Down Home Creamery

Just one short month ago, Preston and Kristen Havens received  their permit to bottle and sell their milk - a new venture for their family. Kristen graciously welcomed me to their farm in southeastern Mississippi last week to tag along during their farm duties for the...

My First Peanut Farm Tour

My First Peanut Farm Tour

I grew up on a farm. Our commodity crops were soybeans and corn and cotton. We grew sweet corn and a lot of vegetables and had an orchard filled with blueberries, pears and muscadines - usually more than enough for ourselves with leftovers each summer to sell or share...

Smoked Catfish Dip That Will Knock Your Tastebuds Off

Smoked Catfish Dip That Will Knock Your Tastebuds Off

Simmons Catfish Smoked Catfish Dip This time of the year in the American “Deep South,” as in many other parts of the States, we pay homage to our beloved pigskin and the teams who toss it around. It’s football season in the South, y’all. That means it’s time to spruce...

Simon Majumdar’s Sweet + Spicy Peanut Recipe

Simon Majumdar’s Sweet + Spicy Peanut Recipe

When celebrity food broadcaster and author, Simon Majumdar, spent a few days with us in April, he demo'd this recipe for Sweet + Spicy Peanuts which quickly became a crowd favorite. This dish is so inherently Southern, yet with a twist that makes our favorite crunchy...

How to Make a Sugar Taylor Sauce Easter Ham

How to Make a Sugar Taylor Sauce Easter Ham

It's a family tradition at our house. We bake a beautiful ham each Easter and serve it at our annual outdoor picnic accompanied by a variety of cold salads, homemade yeast rolls and a spread of desserts that always includes a fresh strawberry pie. I admit, I've...

Meet Sweet Grass Dairy and their Asher Blue

Meet Sweet Grass Dairy and their Asher Blue

We love this story from our archives about our first introduction to Sweet Grass Dairy from Thomasville, Georgia, and their Asher Blue Cheese, still a favorite today, and today, one of the hottest cheesemakers on the Southern food scene. From the Archives: How Eat...

How to Cook Perfect Ribs

How to Cook Perfect Ribs

Here in the Southern U.S., smoked pork ribs (like baby backs and spares) are an iconic summer cookout food. Whether you prefer your ribs wet or dry (mopped with sauce or dry-rubbed), we can all agree that well-smoked racks are guaranteed to wow friends and family...

Are We Encouraging Bad Manners?

Are We Encouraging Bad Manners?

I have a bone to pick... Or, as you'll see... a crumb to pick up. It seems that many American culinary elite - along with the charitable organizations they support - have fallen prey to an ill-mannered habit when combining good food and fundraising. And frankly, it's...

Ode to a Tomato Sandwich

Today I Had a Tomato Craving. I'm not sure where the Tomato Sandwich lands in the hierarchy of Southern food pyramid, but in my microcosm of Southern farm life as a young girl, I knew summer had officially arrived when with great reverence and pride, my grandmother...

6 Tips to Conquer Food Fears

6 Tips to Conquer Food Fears

Once upon a time, long before Eat Y'all, there were a lot of things I used to not eat. I didn't think I liked them. It all started when I was young and my mother forced me to eat "healthy" asparagus. From a can. Slimy does not even begin to describe the texture of...

Delta Farm Produces More Than Just Food

Delta Farm Produces More Than Just Food

Belzoni, Mississippi (pronounced bel-ZONE-ah) may be the Catfish Capitol of the World, but the farm behind one of the catfish industry's premium brands is located just south, nearer Yazoo City, Mississippi. Harry Simmons began catfish farming in 1977. In 1982,...

How to Make Mason Jar Strawberry Shortcake

How to Make Mason Jar Strawberry Shortcake

April 1 marks the official start of Strawberry Season here in the south. What better use for our sweet local strawberries than a Strawberry Shortcake - served in a Mason jar! Last spring, Chef Zac Watters, head chef and owner of Zachary’s Restaurant in Mandeville,...

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