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!
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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
On our first podcast we speak with Tim Gaddis (@Timthecheeseman) the cheese monger for Star Provisions in Atlanta,GA. We met up to talk about the state of Southern Cheese, and to sample some of the growing varieties of artisan products being developed right here in the South. Tim really explained to us that there is a great new culture of Southern brand cheeses, and quality farms that are keeping up with the best in the world. If you love cheese and Southern food is your thing, then this is for you. Stay Hungry Y’all!
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!
Pimento cheese is the southern snack. As best as I can tell from my limited research, it does not exist above the Mason-Dixon, except in the homes of southern expatriates. To those of us who were raised on it from an early age, it evokes thoughts of home, family, and everything that is right about being from the South. To those who were deprived of this treat in their childhood, it’s just weird. In other words, it’s an acquired taste.