Southern food is a celebration of the people within the community, using the agrarian bounty that is constantly around them. It pays homage to the past but is a constantly evolving, ebbing with the seasons and flowing with the constant progression of the South. It is a foodways that really has had a much stronger emphasis on vegetables and sides than huge portions of proteins, and one that is healthy if we show off the diversity of our crops and cooking styles.
Match The Chef to Their Hand Picked Entrance Music
Tom Colicchio is his own Smoke Machine
Boxers aren’t the only ones who enter the ring to music… at the Food & Wine Classic in Aspen a few weeks back Chefs entered demos to their own hand picked music. Can you guess which chef picked which song to take the stage to? (If you listened to our podcast w/ Marcus Samulsson, that one should be super easy.)
Top Chef Kristen Kish
a. Beastie Boys - Intergalactic b. Macklemore - Thrift Shop c. Prince - When Doves Cry d. White Stripes - Seven Nation Army e. Drive by Truckers - The Righteous Path f. Led Zeppelin - Moby Dick g. The Black Keys - Gold on the Ceiling h. Bob Marley - Lively Up Yourself
Brunch Uprgrade: A local favorite of superstar chef Hugh Acheson, One Eared Stag in Atlanta offers a high-end take on Southern-style brunch. The Chef’s Breakfast (above) features a rotating sampler of four brunch dishes served on a silver platter, with a can of Schlitz beer. Head over to F&W for more of America’s best brunch spots.
Introducing Food & Wine Chefs-in-Residence. In honor of our 2014 redesign, we enlisted star chefs Grant Achatz (above), Mario Batali, Eric Ripert, David Chang, Andrew Zimmern and Hugh Acheson to consult on monthly features, recipes and travel tips. They have brilliant ideas, but don’t always make great office mates. For full videos visit Youtube.com/foodandwine.
We were sad to see Chef Hugh Acheson get eliminated from the first challenge of the Cabin Pressure Cook-Off. If you didn’t get enough of him either, be sure to visit him at his acclaimed restaurant, Empire State South, located in Midtown Atlanta
This October, the quest to find the newest member of the Delta culinary team begins. We’ve teamed up with FOOD & WINE magazine to mix up an original culinary competition called Cabin Pressure Cook-Off.