Category Archives: Cooking

Chicken and Dumplings Challenge

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Not many people know much about me, except for the fact that I am a Yankee married to a Southerner who lives in Maryland and likes to cook. After I started working with The Hungry Southerner, I entered into the terrific world of teaching first grade. I never thought that I would wish so much more for extra hours in a day until I spent one full week in the classroom. I love my little kiddies, but I miss my free time. And the kitchen. My poor husband has had two home cooked meals in the past 30 days.

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Southern Kitchen – Sweet Tea Roasted Chicken

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I’ve been working on new Sweet Tea delivery systems and decided it was time to explore brines for my birds.  It was a beautiful idea for two great reasons, the first being brining a chicken will help prevent it from drying out during the roasting process and two it will help introduce some great flavor and character to the meat.  Besides everyone loves chicken right?  Get ready for some super moist Sweet Tea Chicken born in the South that is ready over night.

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Local, Fresh, Sustainable – 5 Seasons Brewing

We continue our quest for local Southerners that are doing things Local, Fresh, and Sustainable and have stumbled upon a marriage of food and brew.  Meet Crawford Moran, the Brewmaster at 5 Seasons Brewing, and a Southerner with a passion for bringing seasonality and sustainability to the micro-brewing industry. We sat down and talked about what makes 5 Seasons so unique including its symbiotic relationship to the farmers with its constantly changing menus, and the constantly rotating styles of beers that will keep your palates busy for years to come.  Throw out all your old notions of what a brew pub is.  The dynamic team of Crawford Moran’s brewing and the fresh, local, seasonal cooking provided by Chef David Larkworthy combine to pay great respect to the wonderful ingredients they are both working with.  A wonderful local Southern discovery that can’t be missed.  Stay Hungry Y’all!

-The Hungry Southerner

Note: Also available on YouTube

5 Seasons Westside:
1000 Marietta Street NW
Atlanta, GA 30318
Phone Number: 404 875 3232

Congrats: to Katie, Landis Myler and Laurel Palmer on winning our T-Shirt Drawing

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Tuesday Wine: Big Reds and Boxed Wine

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This week, I’m reviewing a favorite red of mine and…wait for it…a boxed wine.  Now before anyone gets all bent outta shape over wine in a box, take the time to read the review and try some for yourself.  You may be surprised how good (and convenient) boxed wines are.

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Southern Kitchen – Red Pepper Jelly

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A few weeks ago in the midst of our jam making, “The Hungry Southerner” let me borrow Thomas Keller’s latest book, Ad Hoc. While many cookbooks may give you some great recipes, this one will make you a better at-home cook.  The kitchen tips alone are worth the read.  One of the recipes I came across in the book was for Red Pepper Jelly, which my wife and I love.  My grandmother had given us some of her pepper jelly last time we were at her place, so I figured it’d be fun to do a little comparison between the two versions.

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