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On Cooking Southern: Let’s Celebrate! The Dog Days Are Here

On Cooking Southern: Let’s Celebrate! The Dog Days Are Here

SOUTHERNISM OF THE WEEK Going to the dogs: An expression that dates back to Medieval times, when leftovers were given to the dogs, implying that they were no longer good enough for people… Modern reference to someone or something that is deteriorating or in decline… Different from Ain’t nothing but a hound dog, a sexual […]

July 2, 2015 with 0 Comments
On Cooking Southern: Angel Food, Potatoes and Pound Cake Perfect Platforms for Summertime Feasts

On Cooking Southern: Angel Food, Potatoes and Pound Cake Perfect Platforms for Summertime Feasts

SOUTHERNISM OF THE WEEK So hot the devil’s looking for shade and so dry the dust bunnies want a drink: July and August in Mississippi… that time to hit the beach or the mountains, or make up another pitcher of sweet tea, throw a block of ice in the pool, water the flowers, draw the […]

June 26, 2015 with 0 Comments
Visit Mississippi: Blues, Blueberries and Blue Jeans

Visit Mississippi: Blues, Blueberries and Blue Jeans

Mississippi is known around the world as the birthplace of the blues. Now its creative economy is adding two other shades of blue to its palette:  blue jeans made in Oxford, and blueberries grown locally and exported internationally 1. Blueberries Recently, members of the Miss-Lou Blueberry Co-op, which includes farms from Poplarville,…

June 25, 2015 with 0 Comments
My Michelle’s Serves Mouth-Watering Dishes in Summer Dinner Series

My Michelle’s Serves Mouth-Watering Dishes in Summer Dinner Series

Tonight from 5:00 p.m. to 10 p.m. is the second part of My Michelle’s four dinner series featuring locally-sourced ingredients in Mississippi. These three-course meals are $30 per person, and libations are available upon request. Michelle Rousaville-Love recommends reservations due to “very limited seating.” The first…

June 24, 2015 with 0 Comments
‘Visit Mississippi’ Lists Top 5 Mississippi Restaurants for Farm-to-Table Eating

‘Visit Mississippi’ Lists Top 5 Mississippi Restaurants for Farm-to-Table Eating

The farm-to-table and local food movements have become national trends, and Mississippi restaurants are ahead of the game. Producing, delivering and serving local products in a way that showcases the food’s natural beauty has become common in almost every corner of the state. Here are some of our best suggestions for eating…

June 24, 2015 with 0 Comments
Boneheads in Oxford Serves Up Fresh Coastal Flavor

Boneheads in Oxford Serves Up Fresh Coastal Flavor

Boneheads is one of the many restaurants giving it a go in the gastronomic conscious town of Oxford. Located at the new Jackson Avenue shopping center, the new-to-Oxford restaurant had a soft opening May 18 and will hold a grand opening later this summer. Based in Atlanta, there are several Boneheads restaurants across the South.…

June 23, 2015 with 2 Comments
On Cooking Southern: Breaking the Fast during Ramadan (or Any Ol’ Time)

On Cooking Southern: Breaking the Fast during Ramadan (or Any Ol’ Time)

SOUTHERNISM OF THE WEEK Not from around here: A sympathetic observation about a person’s origins in a context wherein the person does or says something inappropriate to the situation. Implies that person doesn’t know any better because he or she is from the next county over, from north of the Mason-Dixon Line, or from a […]

June 18, 2015 with 0 Comments
My Michelle’s Serves Up Goodness for Summertime Dinner Series

My Michelle’s Serves Up Goodness for Summertime Dinner Series

Starting tomorrow, My Michelle’s will have four dinner series featuring some of the customers’ favorites with locally-sourced ingredients. These dinners are three-course meals for $30 per person. Michelle Rounsaville-Love says libations will be available upon request. Reservations are recommended for these dinners, which are…

June 15, 2015 with 1 Comment
Lenoir Dining Serving Summer Lunch through June 19

Lenoir Dining Serving Summer Lunch through June 19

Lenoir Dining, an on-campus restaurant operated by students in the Nutrition and Hospitality Management department, is open through June 19th for reservations Monday through Friday at 11:30 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. Each week the restaurant provides a new theme for the customers’ dining experience, and the week of June 15 will be a barbecue…

June 12, 2015 with 0 Comments
Southern Foodways Alliance: a Municipal Building and Lots of Barbecue in Gravy Podcast

Southern Foodways Alliance: a Municipal Building and Lots of Barbecue in Gravy Podcast

A growing number of people are worried about barbecue. Just ask John Shelton Reed, who, with his wife Dale Volberg Reed, co-authored “Holy Smoke: The Big Book of North Carolina Barbecue.” He’s also one of the forces behind TrueCue.org, a watchdog website dedicated to tracking real barbecue. Because this is what’s behind Reed’s…

June 12, 2015 with 0 Comments
On Cooking Southern: the Sporting Life Never Ends in Oxford

On Cooking Southern: the Sporting Life Never Ends in Oxford

SOUTHERNISM OF THE WEEK If wishes were horses, then beggars would ride: Just thinking about wanting something won’t get you there. If you want to accomplish something, do what it takes. adopted by Southerners most notably from the Collection of Proverbs in Scots by James Carmichael, who died in 1628. Life is slowly returning to…

June 10, 2015 with 3 Comments
From The Kitchen of The Sweets Lady Marcia Via

From The Kitchen of The Sweets Lady Marcia Via

Marcia Via hasn’t forgotten what it was like to dine at Weidmann’s restaurant back in the day. “We would sit in the long room with the long lunch counter,” she says, easing into a chair in Mississippi’s oldest restaurant and motioning to the areas no longer there since its renovation. “The back room had a…

June 9, 2015 with 1 Comment