From the classic Southern-style meat and three, to sweet and rich deserts like Buttermilk Pie, from Lowcountry to Creole to Soul, Southern food is as diverse as it is popular. And most of all, it’s about making the most of what’s in season and growing nearby.
When okra is not in season, classic Louisiana gumbo is thickened with the aromatic leaves of sassafrass.
Shrimp and Grits
A Southern favorite that’s ideal for brunch, lunch or supper, and great for entertaining.
Garlicky Grilled Pattypan Squash
Grilling brings out the natural sweetness of this squash, along with a hint of summer smoke.
Pimiento Cheese Spoon Bread
Two Southern favorites—pimiento cheese and spoon bread—meet in one dish.
Easy Peach Crisp
A warm baking dish seems the perfect place to stash the abundance of summer peaches from the market.
Fresh Strawberry Cobbler
This classic biscuit-topped fruit cobbler makes the most of the season’s best berries.