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Modernist Kitchen – Pressure Cooker Garlic Confit

To kick off my challenge of cooking through the Modernist Cuisine at Home and also trying my hand at producing a cooking video I’ve decided to keep it simple.  The writers of Modernist Cuisine at Home developed some really great uses for the pressure cooker.  They realized that it was a kitchen device far too underutilized with home cooks, and chose to dedicate a lot of space in the book discussing different uses and techniques for the pressure cooker.  Besides saving cooks time when braising tough cuts of meat, the pressure cooker can be used to speed up browning vegetables and developing intense flavors in stocks and purees.  In this case the chef authors are using the advantages of the pressure cooker to quickly produce an intensely flavored confit of garlic in a relative short period of time.  The garlic produced in this video is very rich in flavor and spreadably soft in texture, almost like a butter.  The olive oil has wonderful garlic flavor and aromas, and can be reused on such things as salads, finishing dishes or to cook things with in hot pans. Take a look at our video and let us know what you think, as our foray into the writings of the Modernist Cuisine at Home begins. Stay Hungry Y’all!

-The Hungry Southerner

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Local, Fresh, Sustainable – High Road Craft Ice Cream

You can find some of the best young entrepreneurs in the South and this story is about two such locals. High Road Craft Ice Cream & Sorbet is the brain child of Chef Keith Schroeder and Hunter Thornton, two of the niceset and hard working guys you’ll ever meet. They have combined their passion for making the best local, organic, and just down right delicious ice cream with their desire to build a business that allows them to grow along side other local Southern businesses.  The boys of High Road are developing symbiotic relationships with restaurants, farmers and local producers that makes you proud for them and will bring a smile to your face when you find their artisanal ice cream on your plate. This is our glimpse of High Road’s brand of Southern culinary magic. Stay Hungry Y’all!

-The Hungry Southerner

Note: Also available on YouTube

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Yankee Ingredients – Eggnog French Toast

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My first memory of Egg Nog is not related to any experience of my own. I saw Cousin Eddie drink an Egg Nog filled moose glass on Christmas Vacation and that was that. I remember it looked like thick milk sprinkled with something brown and not very appetizing. I also know that there was more than likely some adult beverage mixed in with the Nog.  My own family never has had Egg Nog around the holidays for some strange reason, nor have I ever been to a party that served the creamy drink, so I haven’t had the chance to try it.  I guess I also never felt the desire to go out to purchase a carton of Egg Nog because the main ingredients are things that make my tummy sing a very angry version of Jingle Bells – cream, eggs, and milk – and I like to avoid angry Christmas songs.

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Local, Fresh, Sustainable – Local Three : Prep Time

We are wrapping up our series with the guys from Local Three.  We’ve been following (video 1, video 2) these guys through the process of opening their local Atlanta restaurant, and the day is finally upon us.  Chef Chris Hall gave us a final sneak peak of the menu, before the official December opening of Local Three.  This time Chris let us show you what’s behind the food at Local Three and how it’s cooked using fresh ingredients while keeping it simple and delicious.  This video will have your mouth watering when you see all that pork jowl, squash and kale. Stay tuned because we’ll have 2 more videos coming to close out our Local Three series you won’t want to miss. Stay Hungry Y’all !

– The Hungry Southerner

Note: Also available on YouTube

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Southern My Way – Winner!

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Thanks to the fine folks at Fire and Flavor for donating a copy of Gena Knox’s latest Cookbook “Southern My Way: Simple Recipes, Fresh Flavors“.  We had a really great response and lots of you entered on Twitter, left comments here on the website and joined us on Facebook.  I know Gena enjoyed getting all the “Thank You” messages on Twitter and I encourage everyone to continue to reach out to the folks we’ve been writing about and talking to on Facebook,Twitter and email we know they really enjoy hearing from you. So to select the winner we placed all the names of those who entered into a mixing bowl and drew one out, if you entered more than one way put your name in multiple times.  Now for what you guys have been waiting for the the winner of the “Southern My Way cookbook and Hungry Southerner T-Shirt is: Jozette Kauffman. Congratulations!  Thanks to everyone who participated, keep your eyes open real soon for our next fun give away!

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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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A Good Southern Story

Our passion is for the rich history and culture of the South and the wonderful flavors that are unique to our corner of the United States.  Our goal has always been to tell great stories about the people, businesses, food, and flavors of this region and to use whatever tools we have to make that possible.  We’ve experimented a lot with different formats, writing styles, video, audio and are continuing to try to find new ways to tell the story of people who make our Southern culture so unique.  We are very attached to our family recipes and talking to folks about the Southern flavors and cooking techniques that make up Southern cuisine, so we have decided to stick to what we do well and tell Southern stories about food.

If you haven’t seen our first two videos ( Local 3, Phickles Pickles) and our first podcast ( Southern Cheese) please take a moment and check these out.  We plan to bring you more of these amazing stories on a monthly basis.  You’re going to notice that our writing is going to slow down a little bit to free up some time to work on our “Stories”.  We’ll still bring you recipes from time to time, but  we’re going to try harder to tell you about the people and the places of the South that you all grew up with and are most passionate about.  The folks that remind you of your grandparents home cooking, or the restaurants whose flavors will live with you for a lifetime.

As part of this process we need your help in two ways: 1) we need your tips telling us about your local country stores, restaurants, chefs, shops, suppliers, etc anybody that you think might be a good fit for our stories; 2) tell your friends about what we are doing to tell these great Southern stories and  help us grow these businesses so they can succeed and continue to provide their wonderful Southern goodness for more to enjoy.  In the end it’s not about advertising, or numbers of readers on our website, or video views, but that we are building relationships with our farmers, chefs, Southern suppliers and local business owners and passing that on to you to do the same.  I hope you guys will help us make these Southerner’s Stories a success!

Stay Hungry Y’all!
-The Hungry Southerner

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