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Warm Up Your Winter With Chili

by Chris Holaday in Learn, Recipes

Macaroni and cheese, meatloaf, fried chicken–we love our comfort food but on a cold winter day, nothing warms quite like a bowl full of steaming chili. Formally called “chili con carne,” the stew-like dish that originated as a blend of dried chile peppers and beef is one of the country’s most popular comforting meals (in one form or another) from coast to coast.
No one knows for sure when and how chili originated… read more

Meet Our Chefs

by Chris Holaday in Learn, Recipes, Learn

At Southern Season, our chefs are led by Spencer Carter.  As Executive Corporate Chef, he is in charge of all food and kitchen operations at Weathervane in Chapel Hill and Southerly in both Richmond and Mount Pleasant. The kitchen staffs are structured differently at each location but below are the main teams at our award-winning restaurants. We are very proud of our staffs and their accomplishments. Just visit our… read more

Kitchen Hierarchy

by Chris Holaday in Learn, Recipes, Learn, Learn

Legendary chef and restaurateur Auguste Escoffier (1846-1935) gets much of the credit for popularizing French cooking. In his classic book Le Guide Culinaire, first published in 1903, Escoffier established one of the great foundations for all cooking when he refined and adapted the recipes for the five “mother sauces.” Another of his great culinary contributions was the introduction of the brigade system… read more

Mother’s Day Gifts – Ideas and Inspiration

by Caitlin Doyle - House and Home Buyer in Learn, Recipes, Learn, Learn, Learn

Hi everyone!
My name is Caitlin Doyle, and I am Southern Season’s House & Home Buyer.  I joined the Southern Season team back in September and am very excited to write my first blog post, especially because it is for Mother’s Day.  We have tons of great products for your amazing moms!  Jewelry, handbags, and candles are ALWAYS perfect gifts for your mommy! I have listed some of my favorites below! 
JEWELRY:… read more

Sandra Gutierrez, Empanadas and Southern Season

by Sandra A. Gutierrez in Learn, Recipes, Learn, Learn, Learn, Learn, News & Events

I’m so excited to share the launch of my newest cookbook, Empanadas: The Hand-Held Pies of Latin America, with all of my friends at Southern Season! 
Empanadas are small pies that are filled with myriad kinds of succulent fillings. The stuff inside the dough can be sweet, savory, or a combination of both. In the book, I explain the great story of these little pies and how they arrived in Latin America. I also describe… read more

Classic Comforts for Winter Warmth

in Learn, Recipes, Learn, Learn, Learn, Learn, News & Events, Learn, Learn

 
 
Wind & Willow TortillaCon Queso Soup Mix
Taste the authentic flavors of Tex-Mex cuisine with this easy and delicious Wind & Willow Tortilla Con Queso Soup Mix. It makes a great dinner for any day of the week, or can be whipped up for special events and parties. 6 servings. $6.49 DETAILS >>
 
 
 

 
 
Wind & Willow Baked Potato Soup Mix Get rich and creamy baked potato… read more

Kitchen Queries – Quick and Healthy

by Emily McGuire in Learn, Recipes, Learn, Learn, Learn, Learn, News & Events, Learn, Learn, Learn, Recipes

We’re proud of the many experts we have at Southern Season, and they’re here to help you with any conundrums you’re facing in the kitchen. Our video series picks a question from posts tagged #SSKitchenQueries on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Post your queries and you may see an answer here!
Recently, we received the following questions:
 

 and

 
Our Chapel Hill Cooking School Manager, Ellen… read more

Charleston Chili Throwdown Winners

in Learn, Recipes, Learn, Learn, Learn, Learn, News & Events, Learn, Learn, Learn, Recipes, Learn, News & Events, Recipes

After a fierce competition between staff members at our Charleston, SC store on January 24 in our Chili Throwdown, we have winners! 

 
Charleston, SC:
 We had a tie in our store near Charleston, SC between the Grocery department and the Perishables Department!
Cousin Chris & Aunt Sarah’s Top Shelf Chili 
Ingredients:
2 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil1 Tbsp White Truffle Oil1  medium red onion1 1/2 lb beef… read more

Kitchen Queries – Immersion Blenders

by Emily McGuire in Learn, Recipes, Learn, Learn, Learn, Learn, News & Events, Learn, Learn, Learn, Recipes, Learn, News & Events, Recipes, Learn, Recipes

We’re proud of the many experts we have at Southern Season, and they’re here to help you with any conundrums you’re facing in the kitchen. Our video series picks a question every other week from posts tagged #SSKitchenQueries on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Post your queries and you may see an answer here!
 This week, we received the following question:

 
Our Chapel Hill Cooking School… read more