Deep South Dining
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)
Deep South Dining | Icey Potatoes
As Mississippi unthaws from a historic ice storm, Malcolm and Carol are back to talk about their experience of the past couple of weeks and what they have been eating during these crazy days. For one of our host's popcorn has been on the top of that list. Also as we move through Black History Month, Martina Barksdale rejoins the show to give an update about the Culinary Clash competition. Lastly, we celebrate National Cook a Sweet Potato Day with our sweet potato queen, April McGreger.Sweet Potato Scones(Recipe courtesy of April McGreger) For the scones:¼ cup cold heavy cream¾ cup cold buttermilk1½ cups cold mashed sweet potatoes5 cups pastry or all-purpose flour1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon baking powder1 teaspoon kosher salt⅔ cup sugar½ teaspoon ground cardamom⅛ teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg3 sticks very cold unsalted butter, cut into 1-inch pieces2 teaspoons finely grated lemon zest½ cup chopped crystallized gingerFor the topping:¼ cup cream¼ cup turbinado sugar⅛ teaspoon ground cardamomDirections (makes 1 dozen):Preheat the oven to 400°. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.In a small bowl, whisk the cream and buttermilk into the mashed sweet potatoes.In a large bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, salt, sugar, cardamom, and nutmeg. Cut the butter into the flour mixture with a pastry blender or a fork until it is the size of corn kernels. Stir in the lemon zest and crystallized ginger.Make a well in the center of the flour mixture and, working quickly, stir in the sweet potato mixture until the dough just comes together.Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and sprinkle it liberally with flour. Scrape the sticky dough onto the parchment paper. With floured hands, press the dough out into a rectangle about 1 1/2-inches thick. Using a floured 3 to 4-inch biscuit cutter, press out rounds and transfer them to the baking sheet, leaving a fingertips space between them. Brush each with heavy cream. Mix the turbinado sugar and ground cardamom in a small bowl and sprinkle evenly over the dough. Don’t worry about any excess flour on your parchment paper.Bake for about 30 minutes or until golden brown and cooked through. Serve warm or at room temperature.Tip: Scones can be made in advance and frozen on a sheet tray. Once they are frozen completely, transfer the scones to a freezer bag for longer storage. Bake directly from frozen. You may need to add a couple of minutes to the baking time.(Recipe Link)
Deep South Dining | Coastal Clash
In this edition of Deep South Dining Malcolm and Carol open the show by sharing their upcoming Valentine's Day dinner plans. One has a lovely meal for two at home planned, while the other already have reservations at a local restaurant. Next, they speak with Martina Barksdale, host of the Gray Media lifestyle show Weekend Mississippi. For the month of February, Mississippi Weekend is continuing their Culinary Clash competition and highlighting black owned businesses. Lastly, Malcolm and Carol welcome back food writer and photographer Julian Brunt, to talk about the coastal food scene and his fondness of the Cooking and Coping Facebook page. Show Links Mississippi Weekend - Culinary Clash 2021Cooking and Coping
Deep South Dining | Hello February w/ Chef Godfrey Morgan
February is here, so that means the month-long free trial of 2021 is officially over. Either those new year resolutions are still holding steady or you have moved on to the next trending topic. No worries. No judgment. On this Deep South Dining episode, Malcolm and Carol update you on the status of their resolutions and open Black History Month with timely culinary black history facts. Then they dive into some impressive stats about the amount of food consumed during the Super Bowl. Lastly, Chef Godfrey Morgan joins the show to talk about how his Jamaican roots laid a great culinary foundation to build upon here in Mississippi.Show Links"What Mrs. Fisher Knows About Old Southern Cooking" (1881)
Deep South Dining | One-Pot Magic
The one-pot meal is a cooking trend that is set to explode in 2021, so get your dutch ovens ready! After an unplanned hiatus, Malcolm and Carol are back with plenty of delicious adventures to share. On this episode of Deep South Dining they both share plenty of tips for preparing your next one-pot meal and talk more about the reasons a well-stocked pantry is both economical and necessary for today's cooking style. Also, more plant-based options are discussed. Who is ready to trade their hot dogs in for carrots?Carrot Hot Dogs(Recipe Courtesy of Food Network & Katie Lee Biegel) Ingredients 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil1 tablespoon maple syrup1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar1/2 teaspoon kosher salt1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper1/4 teaspoon garlic powder1/4 teaspoon onion powder6 medium carrots, thinner ends trimmed off so that the carrots are the same length as a hot dog bun6 hot dog bunsMustard, coleslaw and crispy fried onions, for servingDirectionsWhisk together the oil, maple syrup, Worcestershire, vinegar, salt, pepper, garlic powder, and onion powder in a shallow baking dish. Add the carrots and toss to coat. Cover with aluminum foil and refrigerate, turning occasionally, for at least 4 hours and up to overnight.Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and preheat a grill to medium-high.Transfer the foil-covered baking dish to the oven and bake until the carrots are fork-tender, 20 to 25 minutes. Grill the carrots until grill marks appear, a few minutes per side. Serve on the buns with mustard, coleslaw, and crispy fried onions.(Recipe Link)
Deep South Dining | 2021 Habits
The new year is always a great opportunity to start fresh and create new chapters in your life in and out of the kitchen. As Malcolm and Carol open up 2021 with plates full of blackeyed peas, leafy greens, and cornbread they are also looking to create some better habits while cooking in the kitchen. With tips from a few of our regular listeners and advice from some past guests, the new year should be more delicious than ever. Also, will Carol be able to keep her food resolution of making her own pasta? Only time will tell...but the journey should be fun.
Deep South Dining | New Year Type of Feeling
They say when the spirit moves you, it is best to act on it. So, Malcolm and Carol let the spirit lead them to one more show for 2020. Just a few days removed from Christmas, they quickly discuss all the non-traditional holiday meals that were posted on the Cooking and Coping Facebook page and served on their Christmas tables. After a very enlightening fried pie exchange, former president of Viking Culinary, Joe Sherman joins the show to talk about making kitchen memories with the ones you love.
Deep South Dining | Vivian Howard - Cooking Simple
To close out 2020 Deep South Dining brings back one of our favorite guests from the year, Chef Vivian Howard. Back in April, she joined Malcolm and Carol to talk dumplings and her new show "Somewhere South". Now she returns with a new cookbook, "This Will Make It Taste Good: A New Path to Simple Cooking". Aimed for the kitchen novice, Vivian talks about flavor heroes and her motivation for writing such an accessible cookbook. Also, Malcolm and Carol share about their upcoming holiday festivities and meals.
Deep South Dining | Hanukkah Delights
Hanukkah is a Jewish holiday that should not be compared to Christmas unless you want to analyze the food dishes that seem to only come around this time of year. In this episode of Deep South Dining, Malcolm and Carol speak with the author of the books Matzah Ball Gumbo and The Edible South Dr. Marcie Cohen Ferris. She talks about the intersection of southern and Jewish traditions through Hanukkah foods and how her youth in Arkansas shaped her southern Jewish palate. Also, we hear from the one and only Stafford Shurden about his highway foodie adventures. Show Links:Stafford ShurdenDr. Marcie Cohen FerrisNorth Carolina Sweet Potato and Apple Latkes