10 Ways to Work Pimento Cheese into Your Game Day Menu

Often referred to as “Carolina Caviar” or “Southern pâté” in the southern United States, pimento cheese is a classic at tailgates, parties, and in lunchboxes around the country—and these are some of...

Pitmaster Rodney Scott's smoked prime rib recipe

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 9 hours ago

Food writer Carolyn Jung offers her take on famed Pitmaster Rodney Scott's recipe for smoked prime rib from his new cookbook, "Rodney Scott’s World of BBQ” by Rodney Scott and Lolis Eric Elie.

What was the name…

by MiFamilia 7 days ago

of a Southern/soul food restaurant in the 80s that was on Avenue A, near Houston????

Tasty surprises at Barnwood Grill, Yorktown Heights...

by gutreactions 1 month ago

While driving thru the lovely byways of northern Westchester, we cruised around the Amawalk Reservoir into the little hamlet known as Granite Springs, actually part of Yorktown Heights. There was a...

WaPo: Juneteenth celebrates ‘a moment of indescribable joy’: Slavery’s end in U.S.

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 months ago

" . . . Celebrations of Juneteenth — which combines the word June with Nineteenth — began in 1866, a year and a day after Granger’s announcement. Black men, women and children dressed in their f...

Vibrant food & nightlife at Alvin & Friends, New Rochelle...

by gutreactions 2 years ago

It was a lovely late summer evening when we stopped into Alvin & Friends on Memorial Highway in downtown New Rochelle. The place was popping at around 8 p.m., and we took seats in the bar/lounge. T...

The Powerful Unsung Legacy of Edna Lewis

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 5 months ago

" . . . I think Lewis shows Americans something about themselves that some of the broader American culture—even white culture, with all its blinkered ignorance and denial about the persistence and ...

What's the difference between Bechamel and white gravy?

by Chandler114 6 months ago

What on earth is the difference between bechamel and white country gravy? I don't like sausage in my gravy so not all of them have sausage so that can't be it. Every time I see someone make bechame...

Compelling flavors at Krave, New Rochelle...

by gutreactions 2 years ago

I have been visiting Krave, a new spot in downtown New Rochelle, for several months now, and I have tasted a variety of dishes. I must say, the flavors emanating from the kitchen at Krave are vibra...

Sunday at Lena's Soul Food Cafe in East Oakland

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 10 months ago

On a Sunday in July I headed to Lena's Soul Food Cafe to support a black-owned business. I had called first intending to place an order for pick-up. The friendly voice told me that Lena's is so bus...

March 2020 COTM: VICTUALS - Apple-achia, Preserving

by MelMM 1 year ago

Use this thread to report on the following chapters/sections of Victuals. Apple-achia - pp. 173-195 Travis's Tattoos - pp. 197-199 Preserving - pp. 201-229 A Sweet Squeeze - pp. 230-243 If...

Amid calls for boycott, Costco removes Palmetto Cheese from 120 of its stores

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 12 months ago

A sign in front of the remaining Palmetto Cheese products at the Myrtle Beach Costco location: “The * (asterisk) on this sign means that these 2 items are discontinued and will not be re-ordered...

Lois the Pie Queen | North Oakland

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

Last month, my tour of black-owned eateries included a quick stop at Lois the Pie Queen in North Oakland. Hmm, looks like my first and only visit to this 50+ year-old diner was in 2006. https://www...

Le Col Rouge in Novato?

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

Noticed Le Col Rouge when I stopped at Grocery Outlet last week. it specializes in Nashville hot chicken. Marin IJ review linked below. Anyone tried it? Le Col Rouge 1531 South Novato Blvd....

TOMATO PIE - Home Cooking Dish of the Month, August 2018

by masha 3 years ago

Welcome to our Reporting Thread for our August Dish of the Month (“DOTM”). For those new to our DOTM series, the purpose of this thread is to encourage hounds to prepare the selected dish througho...

Instantly Southern

Jim Leff
by Jim Leff 2 years ago

Surprised there’s been no discussion of “Instantly Southern: 85 Southern Favorites for Your Pressure Cooker, Multicooker, and Instant Pot” by Sheri Castle. It seems to be well regarded (and is curr...

Collards shine at The Southern Table, Pleasantville...

by gutreactions 2 years ago

I wanted to see 'Pavarotti' on Father's Day and it was a stirring documentary. The Jacob Burns in Pleasantville was a good intimate spot to take it in. We were a bit hungry when we left so we heade...

Michelle's Soul Food Kitchen | Seaside - Monterey Peninsula

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 years ago

Michelle's Soul Food Kitchen is a pop-up operating out of the Retired Men's Social Club (RMSC) in Seaside. http://www.montereycountyweekly.com/news/831_tales/the-retired-men-s-social-club-offers-an...

ISO: Southern Grits in Toronto

by biggreenmatt 1 year ago

Hey all, the title speaks for itself. Where can a gentleman find quality, coarse-ground Southern grits in Toronto? TIA!

Chef Vivian Howard's 'Somewhere South' is culturally absorbing...

by gutreactions 1 year ago

Chef/restaurateur Vivian Howard takes us on a down-to-earth culinary tour of the South in her new series: 'Somewhere South', which airs on PBS stations. It is a nourishing history of cooking styles...

Sonoma County Restaurant Week: Rocker Oysterfeller's in Valley Ford

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

This year Rocker Oysterfeller's in Valley Ford offered one of the best deals for Sonoma County Restaurant Week. Three-courses from the regular menu, including a choice of three different entrees, f...