Deep South Dining


Deep South Dining | A Pinch of This, A Dash of That

A touch of this and a splash of that is all it took for this episode of Deep South Dining to get cooking. First Malcolm and Carol chat about some current food headlines from Mississippi and around the country. Then they send condolences to a pair of local restaurant scene favorites that left a great impact in the industry. Next they ponder on the distinction of jelly covered lamb chops and take a call from Chef Tom Ramsey about the not so easy New Orleans restaurant scene. Let's eat y'all!

Base Brine Recipe for Peppers (as stated in this episode by Chef Tom Ramsey)


  • 1 Cup very hot water
  • 6 Tsp sugar
  • 1 Tsp salt
  • 1 Cup cider vinegar


  1. Dissolve sugar and salt inside cup of hot water.
  2. Add cider vinegar to new mixture.
  3. Add choice of herbs: dill, garlic, fennel, coriander, etc.

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Deep South Dining | Cooking with Nick Wallace

Chef Nick Wallace is one of our favorite guest here on Deep South Dining. Not only does his Mississippi roots shine in the food he prepares but his genuine caring for people can be summed up as true southern hospitality. Today Malcolm and Carol catch up with Nick about his latest partnerships with Dole and Nova Nordik that keep uplifting his mission of access to healthy meals for children and families. Also they talk about his latest restaurant endeavours in Natchez and how the pandemic really took a toll on his mental health. But before the conversation with Nick Wallace, Carol brings you into her kitchen where she and Malcolm prepared a special lunch for the Mississippi Arts Commission virtual conference.Show LinksArts Now - State Arts Conference- Lunch with Carol Puckett and Malcolm WhiteNIck Wallace Culinary PECORINO CHEESE ENCRUSTED CATFISH (from 4-pound catfish fillets 1 cup Panko bread crumbs 2 tablespoons grated pecorino cheese 1 1/2 teaspoons dried oregano and basil 1/4 teaspoon paprika 1 tablespoon chopped cilantro 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt 1/4 teaspoon coarse or ground black pepper 2 large eggs beaten 1/4 cup whole milk Nonstick Spray INSTRUCTIONS Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Grab a shallow pan, sheet pan Coat the inside of the baking pan with nonstick pan spray. In a pie pan or shallow dish, mix the breadcrumbs, cheese, spices, salt and pepper; set it aside. In another pan or dish, combine the egg and the milk. Dip each fish fillet in the milk mixture. Coat each fish in the crumb mixture on both sides. Arrange the fillets in one layer in the baking pan. Bake them for 15 to 20 minutes, or until the fish flakes easily with a fork, or the internal temperature reaches a minimum of 145°F with a food thermometer.