There are few things that can brighten up a dreary winter’s day better than pickled blackberries. They are an addictive combination of tart and sweet, and are traditionally served over ice cream or pound cake. This recipe is based on several from the late 1800s and early 1900s.

A classic New Orleans cocktail made with gin, cream and lemon juice.

Salt and Pepper Catfish

Recipe for Southern fried catfish, a popular Soul Food recipe from the North Carolina Piedmont

Shrimp Remoulade

Shrimp Remoulade is one of the classic dishes of New Orleans; boiled shrimp served cold over salad greens with a spicy mayonnaise dressing.

Strawberry Lemonade

1 cup water 1 cup sugar Juice of 4 to 6 lemons 1 cup fresh strawberries In a 1-quart saucepan over medium heat, add sugar to the water and cook, stirring occasionally, until sugar dissolves and mixture thickens slightly. Using a juicer, extract one cup of juice from the lemons. Place the strawberries in a […]

Fresh Peach Shortcake

Peach shortcake made with fresh peaches and a sweet biscuit shortcake. A delicious summer dessert from the Old South.

Real Southern Sweet Tea

Brewing good iced tea is not rocket science, although it is beyond the grasp of some folks. But by following these simple instructions, I guarantee at the end you’ll have a glass of genuine Southern iced tea.

In the eastern part of North Carolina, barbecue sauce is a spicy blend of apple cider vinegar and red pepper flakes. Yield: 2 1/4 cups 2 cup apple cider vinegar 2 teaspoons granulated sugar 1 tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons red pepper flakes 1 1/2 teaspoons tabasco sauce 1 tablespoon freshly ground black pepper 2 teaspoons […]

Hummingbird Cake

Recipe for hummingbird cake, a Southern white layer cake made with mashed bananas, crushed pineapple, pecans and spices. The story goes it’s so good you’ll hum while you eat it.

Carolian Pulled Pork Barbecue

A recipe for North Carolina-style pulled pork barbecue with a Lexington, NC style dry tub and basting sauce.