Sean Brock’s Perfect Cheeseburger

Sean Brock’s Perfect Cheeseburger

Oct 30, 2014 | View Article

Sean Brock of Husk Restaurant, a gourmet food destination in Charleston, creates amazing cuisine, and like me is a lover of Allan Benton and his Smoky Mountain Country hams and bacon, procured in Madisonville, Tennessee. When he opened Husk he says, ” I knew we had to have a cheeseburger on the menu!” I met Sean […]

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Gulf Coast Clam Chowder & Lodge Cast Iron Nation: Great American Cooking From Coast To Coast

Gulf Coast Clam Chowder & Lodge Cast Iron Nation: Great American Cooking From Coast To Coast

Oct 8, 2014 | View Article

Cornbread is King in the South (as long as you don’t put sugar in it) and so is Lodge Cast Iron, nestled alongside the Cumberland Plateau of the Appalachian Mountains in the town of South Pittsburg, Tennessee (population 3,300). It was here that Joseph Lodge and his wife settled and, in 1896 opened his first […]

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Pensacola Celebrity Chefs Take On NYC Today, Oct.1 , 2014

Pensacola Celebrity Chefs Take On NYC Today, Oct.1 , 2014

Oct 1, 2014 | View Article

 Five  Pensacola celebrity chefs headed back to the acclaimed James Beard House in NYC today,  Oct. 1 , 2014 for their fourth consecutive invitation to showcase the distinctive flavors of Florida’s Gulf Coast. Each of the past appearances has been a sell-out, so they are excited to be back with VIE People + Places in tow, […]

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The Hangout’s 7th Annual Oyster Cook-off Nov.7-9 Expands To 3 Day Festival

The Hangout’s 7th Annual Oyster Cook-off Nov.7-9 Expands To 3 Day Festival

Sep 26, 2014 | View Article

It is going to be a bigger and better affair for the Hangout Oyster Cook-off this year, a 3-day event to be exact! In the past the annual Oyster Cook-off at The Hangout has been a one-day affair where some of the nation’s most renowned chefs compete in a fun but spirited oyster-cooking contest. While […]

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Farmer Profile: GreenMans Garden Is Sowing The Seeds Of Life

Farmer Profile: GreenMans Garden Is Sowing The Seeds Of Life

Aug 16, 2014 | View Article

Interactions and the connectivity between life and death fascinate me, especially since my near fatal head on automobile accident that occurred on this very day in 1998. Interestingly enough, Mikael L’Andre had a similar experience when he fell 34 feet from an aerial lift shattering his body in 2011, and like me, found his priorities […]

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Quick & Easy BBQ Shrimp #ALBeachBlogger

Quick & Easy BBQ Shrimp #ALBeachBlogger

Jul 26, 2014 | View Article

On my return home last night from the Alabama Gulf Coast, a gift of fresh local caught shrimp from Billy’s Seafood was waiting in my fridge. It had been overnighted from my friends at the tourism department along with a few perks like an entire Hope’s Cheesecake, Box of Zatarain’s Seafood Boil, a Beach Bag full of […]

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Alabama Gulf Coast #Travel

Alabama Gulf Coast #Travel

Jul 24, 2014 | View Article

I love living on the Gulf Coast and if you follow my blog you know that already, but sometimes I like to go on a quick get away. Back in 2006 we began doing just that: to the Alabama Gulf Coast. Raising my now college kids on 30A in the Florida Panhandle was wonderful and […]

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30AEATS.com to judge the 5th Annual Mississippi Seafood Cook-Off May 30th

30AEATS.com to judge the 5th Annual Mississippi Seafood Cook-Off May 30th

May 21, 2014 | View Article

The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources’ Seafood Marketing Program will hold the Fifth Annual Mississippi Seafood Cook-Off on Friday, May 30th. This state-wide cooking competition will take place from 4 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. at the Slavonian Lodge in Biloxi. The cooking competition, emceed by chef, writer and restaurateur Robert St. John of Hattiesburg, will […]

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Chef Carl Schaubhut on Carl’s Quarters-Kicking Cancer In The Gut

Apr 10, 2014 | View Article

Many locals and visitors alike may remember restaurant FIRE at Gulf Place (now Messina’s) and its original Executive Chef Carl Schaubhut. Carl and his restaurant family moved to South Walton to open FIRE after being displaced by Katrina in New Orleans. Later, Carl was called back to New Orleans to work under the tutelage of […]

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Fisherman Profile: Capt. Curt Gwin & the Only Way

Apr 6, 2014 | View Article

  One can’t think of the Gulf Coast without thinking about seafood, and the thousands of full time and seasonal workers that keep the seafood industry wheels turning in order to bring the freshest catch to our plates. With Gulf Coast seafood a tradition that stretches back farther than our own country, it is no […]

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John Besh Interview: Cooking from the Heart & Book Signing Sunday in Pensacola

John Besh Interview: Cooking from the Heart & Book Signing Sunday in Pensacola

Nov 13, 2013 | View Article

Today I enjoyed an open and inviting conversation with Chef John Besh about his third and newest cookbook, Cooking from the Heart: My Favorite Lessons Learned Along the Way (Andrews McMeel Publishing). Recently sent to me for a review, the book is an engaging read and an ode to his mentors, and his experiences as […]

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Blue Cheese-Sour Mashers & Slow Cooker and Cookbook Giveaway

Blue Cheese-Sour Mashers & Slow Cooker and Cookbook Giveaway

Oct 22, 2013 | View Article

In trying to find  ease in weeknight cooking, I can tell you that I have become attached to my slow cooker. Hamilton Beach sent 8 from our Virtual Potluck team the 6-quart programmable Set ‘n Forget cookers , and each of us also received a different copy of Beth Hensperger and Julie Kaufmann’s Not Your Mother’s Slow Cooker for […]

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