Pickles and Preserves – Andrea Weigl

by Emily McGuire in Learn

Award winning food writer at the Raleigh, NC News and Observer and author of a new cookbook Pickles and Preserves, Andrea Weigl is an expert on putting delicious things in jars. She uses the best of each season’s harvest to preserve produce for year round enjoyment with extensively tested recipes. 
In November, we are extremely pleased to host Andrea in two pickling events. We caught up with her to give you a… read more

Vivian Howard’s Picks: Hometown Hero

in Learn, Learn, News & Events

“Every town, big or small, has this guy. He’s a fixture at every fundraiser, a little league coach, and the guy who invites all the new folks in town over to his house for a barbecue. Unofficial mayors lack pretense, understand quality and love a salty peanut. So say thank you to the “guy who knows everybody’s name” with a few things he’ll enjoy.” – Vivian Howard
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Charleston Winning Birthday Cake Recipe

by Emily McGuire

As part of our one year birthday celebration in Charleston, we held a birthday cake recipe contest on Saturday, October 11. We wanted to find the best birthday cake to help us celebrate, and we were not disappointed.
Congratulations to Elin Philpot who won Saturday’s Birthday Cake Recipe Contest!
It was a tough competition, but our expert judges picked this delicious recipe.
Eight Layer Honey Cake with Dulce de… read more

Wine Harvest

by Elizabeth Cooper in Learn, Learn, News & Events, Wine & Beer

As the 2014 harvest draws to a close – the winemaker can reflect on the nail biting anticipation that goes along with the lead-up to this flurry of activity. Like almost no other business, the year’s toil is wrapped up into this small, highly anticipated window: a culmination of a year in the vineyard, at the hands of Mother Nature. Each vintage brings with it its own personality. In the words of a good friend and winemaker… read more

Southern Season Partners with Celebrity Chef Vivian Howard

by Chris Holaday in Learn, Learn, News & Events, Wine & Beer, News & Events

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Southern Season is thrilled to announce an exclusive partnership with Chef Vivian Howard of the PBS series A Chef’s Life, a Peabody Award winner and James Beard Award finalist in 2014. The collaboration, a first for both the North Carolina-born chef and the North Carolina-based gourmet marketplace, will launch just in time for the holidays.
Born in the small Lenoir County, N.C.… read more

You Think You Know Grits?

in Learn, Learn, News & Events, Wine & Beer, News & Events, Learn, Recipes

Southerners have been on to something special for ages: grits. This beloved staple is served in many forms, from the classic way with just butter, salt and pepper to dressed up with cheese, jalapeños, shrimp or any number of other ingredients. Depending on the type of corn used, grits can be either yellow of white, but Southerners… read more