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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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Southern Kitchen – Fresh Granola

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We can all use a little extra energy during the day, or maybe a healthy boast to breakfast.  Finding a quick way to get something nutritious, fresh and filling in our diets can be real challenge.  Mark has opened up his fresh basket and given us his favorite HippieSouthern Granola recipe.  The Hungry Southerner is on a mission to continue to expand the boundaries of Southern food, and to provide sustainable alternatives to the typical prepackaged items.  Be creative and try to find local products for your granola recipe.  You might be surprised what different nuts, berries, and honeys that are available in your area or try growing your own.

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Southern Culture – Cast Iron and The Delta Blues

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We’re glancing at the end of a classic, hot, July here in the “Deep South”; wishing August didn’t exist.  The Hungry Southerner is escaping it in the comfort of my A/C and a playlist full of the Delta Blues.  Not those happy melodies you hear on the modern radio, but the saddest guitar strumming and picking, mixed with the static of a worn record needle, recorded on the front porches of old Delta farm houses. The music of the “Delta Snow”, those rows of beautiful cotton fields that go on forever, occasionally interrupted by an abandoned gas station or soy bean field.  So what does this classic Southern scene have to do with Cast Iron, or Southern food?  Culture.

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