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.
Monthly Archives: July 2010
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!
My all time, most loved and hated, Creole Southern food is Red Beans & Rice , but it’s been an essential part of my Southern culture. Southern Culture, in general, is one giant melting pot, pulling from all continents and cultures, which is most prevalent in our cuisine. Red Beans & Rice is a dish adopted from Latin American beans and rice dishes such as Arroz Moros, and blended with the creole way of life including the addition of the trinity; onion, bell pepper, and celery and creole spices. Red Beans & Rice is also the ubiquitous meal I associate with eating 3 days straight when times were tough, to the point of never wanting to see red beans again. So here is “the” Red Beans & Rice recipe that over came it all.
Nothing reminds me more, of simple Southern food, than homemade pickled products. My grandmother would keep a well stocked pantry full of pickled foods, especially her beloved spicy pickles. To this day I haven’t found a brand that matches the quality and balance of my grandmother’s pickles, that is until Phickles Pickles. Southern food at its finest.
In case you haven’t noticed, summer is officially here and it has brought some sweltering heat with it. There are three stages of summer heat: 1)the a/c is running, 2)the a/c and ceiling fans are running, 3)the a/c, ceiling fans, floor fans, and refrigerator door is open . This summer has officially moved into stage 3, so it’s time to make something cool and refreshing. What’s more refreshing than some fresh summer blueberries, and chilled vodka. Let’s make some Sweet Blueberry Infusion.