More Than Just Food Up In Farms Food Hub

BY AMANDA WELLS   |  PHOTOS BY JAMES PATTERSON Grand and good things most often grow from a tiny seed. In the case of Up in Farms Food Hub, that tiny, unassuming seed was planted when David Watkins, Jr. put some of the Jackson community’s most innovative minds together to discuss a project in the city’sContinue Reading

Farm To Fork: Celebrating Starkville’s Culinary Community

BY LAUREL DONAHOO | PHOTOS BY LAURA DANIELS Starkville Community Market, a twice weekly event held each Tuesday and Saturday during the summer months in Downtown Starkville’s Fire Station Park, has become an anticipated opportunity for Starkvillians to shop for local produce, fresh baked goods, live plants and other various artisan products. The ever-increasing popularityContinue Reading

Garden Garnish

Photos by Love Be Photography Recipes and Styling By Sarah Elizabeth Cleveland There’s nothing like a dash of garden-fresh herbs to excite our palate, and Sarah Elizabeth Cleveland of repertoire knows just how to meld them into mouthwatering dishes and drinks that will have you planting and picking herbs in no time. GRILLED BRIE ANDContinue Reading

Dining Around Mississippi

Dining Around Mississippi

BY KRISTIN ALLEN There’s never been a shortage of great places to eat across our state, but it seems the options keep getting better. Chef-driven menus are now the norm and between a shared commitment to sourcing local, urbane dining settings and several James Beard nominations, the Mississippi restaurant scene continues to evolve and elevate.Continue Reading

The Art of the Southern Cocktail

The Art of the Southern Cocktail

By Amanda Wells In our region, where indulgence and entertaining reign supreme, cocktails have long been a staple. Southerners are more often than not, natural storytellers. As a result, we tend to like our libations with a side of a story. Enjoyed among a setting of the South’s laidback and slower pace, an inspired cocktailContinue Reading

Smart & Savory

Photos by Mary Margaret Smith Photography Eating–and drinking–healthy can be challenging. And the thought of preparing our own healthy options can be time consuming and down-right intimidating. Enter Sarah Elizabeth Cleveland, owner and founder of Repertoire in Birmingham, AL, to help us put those fears behind us. Sarah Elizabeth founded Repertoire when she noticed aContinue Reading

Delta Supper Club

By Amanda Wells | Photos by Rory Doyle   Here in the South, one of our strong suits happens to be knowing how to gather ‘round a table. Whether in happy times, sad times or ordinary times, Southerners know the way to the heart is hands down through the belly. And, for those of usContinue Reading

Outstanding in the Field

Outstanding in the Field

A team of eleven chefs led by John Currence assembled to present an unforgettable feast made from ingredients harvested by local producers and grown from the deep roots of Mississippi soil. This is Outstanding in the Field. A restaurant without walls and an unforgettable culinary experience designed to celebrate the community of people who haveContinue Reading

Savoring the Sweet Bounty of the Sea

Savoring the Sweet Bounty of the Sea

Mississippi’s Seafood Trail Story by Amanda Wells | Photos by Tom Beck In the mid 1800s, the coast was home to a bounty of seafood, but there was no way to ship the goods to other markets without the seafood spoiling. Despite that hindrance, nearby New Orleans and its tourist industry gave Mississippi fishermen livelihood.Continue Reading

Sweet Southern Treats: Sweet Magnolia Ice Cream

Sweet Southern Treats: Sweet Magnolia Ice Cream

Story by Amanda Wells Photos by Rory Doyle, rorydoylephoto.com Souther Summers call for sweet treats that beat the heat.  Well, we’ve got one for you, straight out of the Mississippi Delta. Sweet Magnolia Ice Cream company is decidedly Southern – in name, in service and in origin. Sweet potatoes grown in Mississippi soil, sweet tea flavoredContinue Reading