Champagne Oysters Baren-Mignonette

Nothing says New Year’s Eve in the food world like enjoying a few briny bivalves, and we have an abundance of the oyster beauties here on the Gulf Coast. From New Orleans to Apalachicola, I have eaten my share of oysters dressed in a variety of fashions. At this time of year, one of my…

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Christmas Strata

For as long as my memory can recall, my family has eaten the same breakfast every Christmas morning: my mother’s savory egg strata, warm homemade cranberry bread, and my father’s sausage balls. The strata, essentially a savory bread pudding with eggs, sausage, and cheddar cheese, is made the day before, and easily baked on Christmas…

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Grayton Beer Battered Onion Rings

I love onion rings. Fresh large cut beer battered onion rings. I have fond memories of Mike Anderson’s opening in Baton Rouge when I was attending college at LSU (telling of my age), and serving the biggest, baddest plate in town. Cooking with beer is also something I do quite a bit of, and when…

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Mac Farms of South Walton, Florida

Mac Farms, established in 2009 by locals Jen and Andy McAlexander, grow and distribute the highest quality, locally grown herbs and vegetables available in South Walton. Located in Point Washington, the McAlexander’s use the hydroponic style of farming that they learned from Stan Meadows, a local vegetable farmer. The actual farming process takes place at the front…

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