In the South, at least once a week and just about every weekend, there is a good reason to get together, to have a good time, for the sole purpose of celebrating just about every thing imaginable. And if there's not one, we'll make one up. Celebrations are what bring Southerners together in a happy place.
Foods that are so rewarding, the ones that feed our soul, are ones we tend to go to in times of need. It does not matter the reason, a good bowl or plate of comforting food will bring us back to life. These are the recipes in our house that are noteworthy in fulfilling our needs.
In the South, taking a Holiday means more than traveling on vacation. It's a time for family and friends to gather, to rekindle and share the company and love of all things Southern. Food plays a very large role in our time together.
Mardi Gras in Mobile, AL is the oldest annual Carnival celebration in the United States, having begun in 1703, 15 years before New Orleans was founded in 1718. To many, Mardi Gras is a celebration on Fat Tuesday, the day before Ash Wednesday. For many in the South, it is weeks filled with celebrations and parades and for most in Mobile, the season actually begins back in late November. Get to know the history and recipes, and all about our Mardi Gras Museum, Mardi Gras Gumbo, parades, floats, barn parties, street foods, king cakes, Joe Cain Day and Lundi Gras.
Gathering around the table on Sunday gives special meaning to us. It is a time to come together and spend, unhurriedly, quality time with our loved ones. Only our best dishes and recipes make it to the Sunday table. Enjoy our collection.
Another institution around our parts is Football. No matter how long you've lived in the South, ya gotta have a favorite team. If you don't, we'll assign you one quickly. Learn the traditions and recipes that keep our hunger for the game.