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Recipes from the Heart: Brisket With Real Grits

Liz Lapidus, Atlanta’s public relations legend, provided this recipe. A Florida native, the Lapidus name is synonymous with the architectural wonders of Miami Beach. Her grandfather, Morris Lapidus, was the driving force of Miami Beach’s touted architecture, particularly The Fountainbleu Hotel. “Brisket is my signature dish,” she said. “It’s taken me years to master and …

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RECIPES FROM THE HEART: GEORGIA BRUNSWICK STEW-A DEEP SOUTH ORIGINAL

There is a mystique about Brunswick Stew: Did it originate in Georgia or Virginia? Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings in her classic book, Cross Creek Cookery concluded that it’s German in origin. We’ll settle everything by proclaiming it to be very American with a Southern accent. The most authentic recipe I have came from Atlanta’s Jim Sanders, …

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Recipes from the Heart: LANE CAKE-An Alabama Original

Linda Rogers Weiss, chef and author, is a native of Alabama, now residing in Charleston, SC. She regularly shares recipes-all from the Deep South-with me and many others. I was introduced to Lane Cake during childhood days in Atlanta. My mother, an Alabama native, was one of those legendary cooks who performed culinary magic in …

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The Gourmet Highway: Spirits of the South-A Whiskey River Adventure

Distilled spirits came to early America much like the arrival of wine. Europeans were deeply steeped in alcoholic beverages from producing them to personal enjoyment. Wines arrived in Florida with the early Spanish Conquistadors and the monks who brought in wines to St. Augustine. The Scots, Irish, Welsh, English and Dutch had mastered the art …

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Are the last of the Great Steakhouses going into the Culinary warehouse for the elder restaurants?

While it is true, I love a high temperature seared steak, I have always been bothered by paying $45-$60.00 for a steak on a plate. Sizzling as the plate may be, the old classic style of “Prime” meats has changed over to some serving choice, just no name change, leading guests to wonder- is it …

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How to Start the New Year on Trend in Your Kitchen and Dining Area

By Patricia Davis – The holidays are over, which means taking down all your holiday decorations because before you know it, the next holiday will be here, and you don’t want your Christmas lights still hanging in Spring. After the New Year, it’s an exciting time for me because I can reassess my style in …

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Vegan Reset – The 28-day Plan to Kickstart Your Healthy Lifestyle

Book written by Kim-Julie Hansen January is the month of new beginnings. It is also the time of year that many of us search for new ways to improve our health, lose weight, change behaviors, etc. As we are bombarded by promotions for exercise programs and diets, imagine what it would be like to adopt …

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