I grew up in a house where there was always a copy of Southern Living on the coffee table. The coffee table may have changed over the years (campaign style, glass with concrete rabbit feet, tufted French style) but the magazine remained. 2014 marks my 11th year in Brooklyn but inside, I’m still a southerner. So I was excited to hear that Southern Living was doing a very special June issue that serves as a ‘State of the Union’, addressing all things related to food culture in the American South.
In addition to a 32-page ‘A to Z’ guide to hot button Southern issues like people, places, provisions, trend and even some DIY ideas, the magazine is included a mini 11-page cookbook of great contemporary Southern recipes that require five or fewer ingredients. This time of year is always when I start to miss the south the most (fresh corn, tomato salads, watermelon) and long for the things that remind me of home. So if you happen to be a southerner living in a different part of the country (or world now), this issue might be for you. I really hope that ‘C’ is for corn, because we have a big cast-iron skillet that needs to have some fresh cornbread and corn fritters in it this summer. xo, grace