We can all use a little extra energy during the day, or maybe a healthy boast to breakfast. Finding a quick way to get something nutritious, fresh and filling in our diets can be real challenge. Mark has opened up his fresh basket and given us his favorite “Hippie” Southern Granola recipe. The Hungry Southerner is on a mission to continue to expand the boundaries of Southern food, and to provide sustainable alternatives to the typical prepackaged items. Be creative and try to find local products for your granola recipe. You might be surprised what different nuts, berries, and honeys that are available in your area or try growing your own.
Monthly Archives: July 2010
Pork is the life blood and culinary soul of some of the finest Southern foods. Whether it’s a slow smoked rack of ribs, tender seared pork belly, ham hock seasoned pot of beans, or simply making a bacon and eggs breakfast; pork is an amazingly versatile meat. The Hungry Southerner has an undeniable passion for pork and all things bacon; suckers of a certain variety. When we discovered Maple Bacon Morning Coffee, images of caffeinated pork fat ran through our mind, causing an urgent desire to acquire a bag. Does the Maple Bacon coffee live up to the same expectations that Bacon Marmalade has set for us? Will it help us further our cause for new and exciting “Bacon Delivery Systems”? Grab a beignet and keep reading.
We’re glancing at the end of a classic, hot, July here in the “Deep South”; wishing August didn’t exist. The Hungry Southerner is escaping it in the comfort of my A/C and a playlist full of the Delta Blues. Not those happy melodies you hear on the modern radio, but the saddest guitar strumming and picking, mixed with the static of a worn record needle, recorded on the front porches of old Delta farm houses. The music of the “Delta Snow”, those rows of beautiful cotton fields that go on forever, occasionally interrupted by an abandoned gas station or soy bean field. So what does this classic Southern scene have to do with Cast Iron, or Southern food? Culture.
The Hungry Southerner crew are all huge fans of AMC’s drama Mad Men. There is something mysterious, fascinating and classic about the style and period of the men and women of the advertising agencies of the late 50’s and 60’s. Because we’re so crazy about Mad Men, we’re throwing a Mad Men season premier party, and we’re giving you a peek at part of the menu; period clothing required. Classic dishes and drinks, for a classic period in American History, what better way to celebrate than with some great Southern food and flavors.
To shake things up a little this week, I thought I’d review a couple Non-Tuesday Wines. By that I mean that these two wines are $25 or more per bottle. Why not splurge a little every now and then when you’re celebrating a birthday, a promotion or even just the fact that it’s Saturday and you’re not at work? We treated ourselves this weekend to two great reds: Henry Drive’s Shiraz and a Cabernet Franc from Monte de Oro. Enjoy!
It’s no secret that The Hungry Southerner has a passion for all things pork, especially bacon. Recently we’ve developed a love affair with a wonderful little 4oz jar of deliciousness better known as Bacon Marmalade. It was a pure accident that we met, I discovered Bacon Marmalade through a fellow blogger, Liza de Guia, at Food Curated. I quickly contacted the Bacon Marmalade website, and waited patiently for our 3 precious jars to arrive. We did a short preview to help manage our own excitement and three of the “Hungry Southerners” set off to figure out what to do with our Bacon Marmalade. Here’s our review of a Southern Food, born out of a happy accident.
Ahh…. Red Velvet Cake. What a fantastic challenge! The first time I ever tasted Red Velvet Cake was six years ago at Regas Restaurant in Knoxville, Tennessee. I was reluctant to try a nibble after I was told the cake was made with cocoa and the frosting made with cream cheese. Cocoa and cream cheese = icky. However, after my mother-in-law convinced me to take a bite of her piece, I ordered a ginormous piece of my own. It was SO stinkin’ good!