Category Archives: Southern Culture

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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Southern Cheese Week

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Our number one goal at The Hungry Southerner is to spread the word about the wonderful people, food and culture here in the South and it starts with our local farmers and purveyors.  We are strong believers in supporting our local Southern economy  and starts with shopping local first, and supporting your neighborhood stores and producers.  In our first podcast we met with Tim Gaddis, of Star Provisions, and talked a little bit about Southern cheese and the cheese industry.  In our never ending quest to help Southerners reconnect with their local producers and store owners, we love working with those purveyors and producers to help spread the word about local events.  One of those events is Cheese Week at Star Provisions in Atlanta,GA from Sept. 14 through Sept. 18.  It’s going to be a great opportunity for you to come connect with some amazing dairy farmers and cheese producers from the South and show your support for your local Southern producers.  Each day will feature a different artisan cheese producer including samples for everyone to try.  You’ll have the opportunity to really learn and ask questions about their farms and processes, and hear the stories about how they became artisan cheese makers.  As a bonus our good friend Angie Tillman will be there talking about Phickles Pickles, giving y’all a great chance to sample some of their amazing pickled okra (Tell her The Hungry Southerner sent you).  This will be a wonderful opportunity to sample some of the finest cheeses the South has to offer, and the wonderful people behind it’s production.  If you live near Atlanta please pick a day and come support one of these fine local artisan cheese makers, and be sure to look for us while your there! Stay Hungry Y’all!

– The Hungry Southerner

If there is an event that is going on that we need to know about that you’d like for us to spread the word for just let us know.  We love supporting other Southerners!  Just email us at: TheHungrySoutherner [at] gmail [dot] com

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Southern Review – PaPa MoJo’s Roadhouse

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Driving down I-10, roll down the windows as you cross the Atchafalaya Basin and listen to the rhythms of the road mixed with the natural melodies of the swamp and soul of the muddy muddy smell of the Lousiana waterways.  Those beautiful rich sights and sounds are melded into the local Zydeco music, just like those of the neighboring Delta Blues.  Mel Melton and The Wicked Mojo’s new album PaPa Mojo’s Roadhouse is a great new example of Southern Zydeco and Blues fusion.  So why is the Hungry Southerner interested?  Mel Melton is also a great Southern Chef who infuses the spirit of his music into his Creole cuisine.

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Southern Culture – The MoonPie

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There is a Mardi Gras tradition that you won’t find in New Orleans.  All along parade routes from Mobile,AL to Pass Christian, MS you’ll find krewes of revelers, riding floats, throwing beads and trinkets along with some delicious Southern sweets.  Of course I’m referring to the ubiquitous MoonPie.  A unique Southern food that has been enjoyed for a century, still made where it all began right here in the South.  Here’s a look at this wonderful, bite sized, sweet.

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Local, Fresh, Sustainable – Chef Chris Hall

In an effort to bring Southerners back in touch with their food and local producers, The Hungry Southerner is doing a series of interviews with Southern farmers, producers, businesses and chefs discussing what they are doing that is unique to be sustainable, fresh and most important, a respected presence in their local economy.  Our goal is to document and share with you some really great stories of Southerners with a passion for what they do.  You’ll see everything from a family run pickling business to hand made aprons, sustainable restaurants and even some local dairy farmers.  We want our readers to share in our passion for supporting local economy and ensuring that the crafts of these businesses are being honored and passed on to the next generation.

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