Deep South Dining
Deep South Dining | Big River Bagels
Big River Bagels was born in the heart of the Mississippi delta and wants everyone to see the bagel as the new biscuit. Co-owners Kate Gluckman and Marisol Doyle know they have a steep hill to climb with such a claim but are making strides because they have been named the best bagels in Mississippi by EatThis.com. Joining Malcolm and Carol to talk about their bagel journey and the way the creative economy is rejuvenating the Mississippi delta Kate and Marisol carry their bagel flag high. Also, Malcolm and Carol stir the pot once again asking about which condiment (mayonnaise) deserves top billing.
Deep South Dining | Adrian Miller Talks Black Smoke
Friend of the show, Adrian Miller is back with another look at the African American culinary experience. Black Smoke: African Americans and the United States of Barbeque is part history book, part recipe book, and part roadmap to more inclusive barbeque pits everywhere. As always Malcolm and Carol start the show by letting you know what is happening in their kitchens then quickly turns the conversation to barbeque by highlighting some of their favorite barbeque joints in and out of Mississippi. Then Carol, Malcolm, and Adrian begin a journey through barbeque that starts with techniques used by Native Americans.Show Links:Mississippi BBQ Trail
Deep South Dining | Vegan Days
It seems that vegan and vegetarian options are more available than ever. Also, the preparation of these meatless dishes packs them with flavor and may be able to fool even your most carnivorous friend. A welcome road to travel on Deep South Dining, Malcolm and Carol talk about some of their favorite meatless dishes and learn about a vegan food truck that is providing animal product-free delights around the capital city.Show LinksOops All Vegan Food TruckMississippi VeganMiso Maple Mustard Glazed Carrots Recipe(courtesy of Timothy Pakron)INGREDIENTS1 pound carrots, sliced in half lengthwise2 cloves garlic, minced2 tablespoons good olive oil2 tablespoons nutritional yeast2 tablespoons good whole grain mustard2 tablespoons maple syrup2 tablespoons mellow white miso2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar2 teaspoons gluten-free tamariCrushed red pepper, to taste (optional)Fresh black pepper, to taste (optional)INSTRUCTIONSPreheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Next, make the glaze by whisking together all of the ingredients, except the carrots, in a cast-iron skillet or baking dish. Add the carrots and toss them in the glaze until they are evenly coated. Roast for about 35 minutes, removing them halfway through to toss the mixture around to ensure the glaze is well incorporated into the carrots. Remove the dish from the oven once the desired texture is achieved. (Recipe Link)
Deep South Dining | Magnolia Sunset Markets
Foot Print Farms is an almost 70 acre, fully functional farm in the city of Jackson. This farm provides fresh produce to all comers. From citizens that may live in a described food desert or swamp to those that really seeking to live a farm to table lifestyle. Now with a focus on building an eco-system of local and statewide businesses Foot Print Farms host Magnolia Sunset Markets. Joining the show is one of the markets founders and friend of the show, Chef Enrika Williams. She talks with Malcolm and Carol about her latest food adventures and what the market is poised to offer its patrons.Show LinksMagnolia Sunset MarketsFoot Print FarmsUltra Silk Playlist
Deep South Dining | Mississippi Lebanese
The country of Lebanon is bordered by Syria to the north and east, and Israel to the south, with the Mediterranean Sea to the west.Yet a great community of Lebanese call Mississippi home because their ancestors migrated here at the turn of the 20th century and brought traditions and foods that melded perfectly with the southern flavors of Mississippi.Today we talk about these lasting traditions with guest-host Joe Sherman. Whose family grandfather immigrated here during those early days. Then we add Chef Alex Eaton (Manship, Aplos) and professor Jimmy Thomas (University of Mississippi) to the conversation about kibbeh, Chamoun's Resthaven, and more.Show LinksBaked Kibbeh Recipe from Epicurious.comThe Lebanese in Mississippi: An Oral History
Deep South Dining | Taylor Bowen Ricketts
In this edition of Deep South Dining, Malcolm and Carol are wrap up Women's History Month by shinning the spotlight on Chef Taylor Bowen Ricketts. Named one of Southern Living magazines, Top 50 Female chefs and a 2011 James Beard Award, Best Chef of the South Semi-finalist, Taylor is pushing Mississippi forward with her culinary foodscapes. Her restaurant Fan & Johnny’s is one of Greenwood's best and allows her to push her creativity to new heights.Basil Chimichurri (courtesy of Taylor Bowen Ricketts)Ingredients 2 cups fresh basil4 TB garlic purée3/4 cup Vinegar3/4 cup olive oil2 tsp sriracha1/2 poblano pepper2 tsp salt1 tsp sugarThis is a variation on the classic Argentine staple. It’s a strong acidic marinade and sauce. I use fresh basil as the base for a herb vinaigrette with lots of garlic and instead of chili pepper, I use sriracha and fresh poblano. It’s perfect for grilled steak, chicken, and veggies but especially wild game.
Deep South Dining | Southern Foodways
Southern foodways mean different things to different people. Yet the common thread about southern foodways is the people who pass these traditions thru the generations. Edna Lewis will forever be a lasting figure in the world of southern cooking and helped keep these southern foodways alive with cookbooks like The Taste Of Country Cooking. Scott Peacock is one of the young chefs she influenced to believe in the power of southern cooking and joins Deep South Dining to share insights on his time with Edna. In this edition of Deep South Dining Malcolm and Carol talk with Scott about cooking with her and even caring for her during her later years. Also, they hear from Scott Barretta about his recent food adventure with a Grammy Award nominee in Bentionia.
Deep South Dining | Community Is Key
With the current water situation happening in the capital of Mississippi, Jackson has welcomed all types of organizations willing to lend a helping hand. The World Central Kitchen is one of those organizations that are on the ground in Jackson and Josh Phelps joins Deep South Dining to talk about their work. Later, Malcolm and Carol talk to one of the true friends of the show Chef David Raines. Known as the Flora Butcher, he talks about the food renaissance that is happening in small-town Mississippi.
Deep South Dining | Feta Feta
#FetaPasta has tracked millions of views on Tik Tok and has made feta hard to find. Malcolm and Carol talk about the feta phenomenon and welcome back to the show the official silent partner of Deep South Dining, LeAnne Doss Gault. A delightful home cook she almost makes a stir with her post on the Cooking & Coping Facebook page. Also, Deep South Dining opens women's history month by remembering the remarkable Julia Reed. TikTok-Inspired Baked Feta Pasta(recipe courtesy of Food Network)Yield: 4 to 6 servingsActive Time: 20 minutesTotal Time: 45 minutesLevel: EasyINGREDIENTS2 pints (20 ounces) cherry tomatoes1/2 cup extra virgin olive oilKosher salt and freshly ground black pepperOne 8-ounce block feta cheese, drained10 ounces mezze rigatoni1 garlic clove, finely grated1/4 cup fresh basil leaves, thinly slicedFlaky sea salt, for servingDIRECTIONSPreheat the oven to 400 degrees F.Toss the cherry tomatoes and olive oil with 1/4 teaspoon of salt and several grinds of black pepper in a medium bowl until combined. Pour into a 2 1/2 to 3-quart baking dish. Place the feta in the center of the tomatoes, then season with a pinch of black pepper. Bake until the tomatoes have burst and the feta has softened, about 30 minutes. Increase the heat to 450 degrees F, then continue to cook until the tomatoes and feta are golden brown, 10 to 15 minutes more.Meanwhile, bring a large pot of generously salted water to a boil over high heat. Add the pasta and cook until al dente, about 13 minutes. Reserve 1/2 cup of cooking water, then drain well.Right as the tomatoes and feta come out of the oven, stir in the garlic. Use the back of a spoon to smash the tomatoes and feta into a smooth and creamy sauce (it’s OK if some of the oil isn’t fully integrated and combined). Toss in the pasta and half of the basil until evenly coated. Add some pasta water, a couple tablespoons at a time, if the sauce becomes too thick. Taste and adjust the seasoning with salt and pepper. Top with the remaining basil and a pinch of flaky sea salt for serving.(Recipe Link: How to Make Your TikTok Baked Feta Pasta Just Right, According to a Recipe Developer)