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Deep South Food Blogs

Looking for good writers talking about the plenitude of southern food.


Not 100% about food but some good writing and photography above.


Lots of New Orleans eating on this one.

What's your favorite?

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  1. http://alabamaeats.blogspot.com/

    Lots of pictures and a few words about eating in the Birmingham area

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      1. re: scrumptiouschef

        I'm glad you are compiling this list. I'm very interested in Southern food blogs. Heck, I'm plotting ways to overthrow John T. Edge and take his job (okay, not really but I do love him). I hope you will keep posting because I keep visiting the blogs.

        1. re: MaryF

          "You can be thin & wrinkly, or you can have another bowl of banana pudding and fluff that stuff out!"

          Hahahahahaha - love that line on the home page of this blog.

          This is a great thread - I've never seen any of these blogs before and I've always felt I was a southerner born in a northerner's body - especially food-wise. :)

        2. http://www.hoppinjohns.com Order stone ground grits, corn meal, corn flour and cookbooks

          http://www.hoppinjohns.net Blog

          1. This is great, thanks for posting. I love Southern food and history and I have no idea where it came from. I am Canadian but there's just something that draws me to the history of Southern food.

            Please post any more Southern blogs you find. I am devouring everything you've posted so far. Also, any good books/newsletters on Southern food would be great.

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                1. re: scrumptiouschef


                  A little old lady in Southeastern Kentucky's musings on food.She's been at it for 18 years now.

                    1. re: scrumptiouschef


                      Any site that has a recipe for Britling Cafeterias' macaroni and cheese is golden to me.

                      This is a Birmingham food blog with lots of good Deep South recipes.

                      1. re: scrumptiouschef

                        i looked at the link. are you sure that is correct?

              1. On the webpage of the NC Folklife Institute is a column by David Cecelski. He highlights regional and traditional fare in NC. Great stuff, I wish he would write more frequently!


                1. I write the blog www.dixiecaviar.com. Fresh, seasonal, from-scratch Southern cooking. Check it out!

                  1. hey, check this out from the southern foodways alliance (a friend on FB): "southern food, the movie" blog about making the documentary.... really interesting! http://southernfoodthemovie.com/

                    1. here's a new-to-me blog, "syrup and biscuits," that i am really enjoying reading…and the recipes look good, too. http://syrupandbiscuits.wordpress.com/

                      here is an excerpt from her "tomato sandwich" post: "" But there is one little tiny issue that makes us forget our manners and causes us to beg our Mamas and Grandmamas for sweet forgiveness. It happens when people try to fancy up tomato sandwiches (translated: damater samiches). Now, we put up with things like grapes being added to our traditional cornbread dressing and we will let you in our house if you are bringing a sweet potato casserole that has roasted bananas mixed in. But we will get up slap-dab in yo’ face if you start talking about a tomato sandwich on ciabatta bread with pesto.

                      I broke out in a cold sweat just typing that.""""

                      see? fun!

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                        1. re: buttertart

                          She's got a great sense of humor and easy-to-read writing style. Plus…I love biscuits and syrup. ;-)

                            1. re: buttertart

                              Cane syrup. She mentions it several times. That caught my attention because I was raised on cane syrup. A lot of people have never heard of it.

                              1. re: gritsandgreens

                                I had heard about it but only came across it recently, in a grocery in Brooklyn. It's not at all common up North.

                                1. re: buttertart

                                  cane syrup is what my mom liked, and what i grew up on, but i don't like it at all. it is very strong.

                                  1. re: alkapal

                                    Got some by mistake (husbandly shopping) to make a pecan pie but didn't care for it in that application at least.

                                    1. re: buttertart

                                      Was so excited to find Steen's cane syrup in San Diego recently. I'm from The Land of Biscuits and Gravy (or Biscuits and Syrup)!

                                      1. re: pine time

                                        Pine time,
                                        I think Steen's is the best. I order it online.

                                    2. re: alkapal

                                      It has a distinctive taste, no doubt about that. Hardcore cane syrup lovers think that maple syrup, even good grade maple syrup, is "wimpy".

                                    3. re: buttertart

                                      It's not even found everywhere in the deep South. I order it online.

                              1. re: alkapal

                                Not at all :) I just didn't read down to the bottom of the comments before I commented. It's nice to see more Syrup and Biscuits fans. I wish her much success. She seems like the real deal.

                                1. re: gritsandgreens

                                  yes, thank you! she has really nice posts to read, and then to look at the recipes.

                                  1. re: alkapal

                                    Thank you, alkapal and gritsandgreens, for this blog suggestion. I just went on and really enjoyed it especially the sentimental spuds post as I understand those types of memories. I've already sent the link to my mom.

                                    1. re: mdfifi

                                      That is a lovely post. Spuds mean a lot to us, don't they.

                                      1. re: buttertart

                                        I liked that one, too. There's some earlier ones that made me cry because they brought back such fond memories. I liked the one about her grandfather and the lemon pie. Also, the one about tea cakes which is a story of her grandmother.

                                        1. re: gritsandgreens

                                          I'm going to delve deeper into this blog when I can. Very good writing.

                            1. bestfoodblogever.com/. A well deserved shout out to South Carolina~ www.charlestontreasures.net/2011/03/f... -