Well I don’t mind if I do! We’re gearing up for a Wine and Cheese Festival here at Southern Season. My job was to pick three cheeses from our cheese department any milk, any rind, any region. Hand over the lucky trio to Liz from Wine. A little thought. A little discussion. And Voila! The perfect pairing had been born.
“Bring the cheese and let’s try this out!” I was told by our wine expert. I was intrigued by this particular… read more
Raleigh fans of the South’s largest gourmet retailer need fear not, Southern Season is returning to town. Chapel Hill, N.C.-based Southern Season is pleased to announce that the A Taste of Southern Season store, which was so successful as a temporary venue over the holidays, will be reopening on a permanent basis. Opening day is planned for Saturday, May 23, with an official ribbon cutting on Thursday, May 28, at… read more
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
It seems spring has finally arrived or just skipped us and we’re straight in to summer here in Richmond.
I always look forward to this time of year. As the vines start budding and waking up, so does our appetite for fresh, bright and sometimes pink wines. Spring is a transitional period for both food and wine, we have plenty of winter vegetables left over while the spring ones slowly make their way on to our plate. This transitional… read more
The story of coffee culture is the story of us – freshly roasted and as close to home as possible. In 1975, Southern Season started as a small coffee roaster in Chapel Hill, NC. It was the first of its kind in the area, which helped us launch into the world of gourmet and specialty food. Our love of exploring the rich tastes produced in the South hasn’t stopped there as we have expanded our selection of high quality… read more
Finally! Spring is starting to peek through! At least here in Virginia, we have had a late winter. Even though I live in a townhouse and just have a small patio space in which to garden, I’m aching to put my hands into some soil and pot up my plants. But it makes me happy to see some tomatoes growing, maybe a few peppers, some mint, basil and sage for herbs and I keep trying my hand at lemon cucumbers, but just not having a lot… read more
La Pasquetta, or “Little Easter,” is the traditional Italian celebration of Easter Monday, a favorite holiday among Italian people. There is a saying in Italy, “Natale con i tuoi, Pasqua con chi vuoi,” which means that Christmas is to be spent with family, while Easter can be spent with whomever you like! In practice, this usually means that Easter Sunday is spent with family, while Pasquetta is spent with friends,… read more
The Spring Solstice has passed and we are in the time of year that sees the cherry trees blossom and gardens readied for planting. In the vineyard, this is the time of year we look for budbreak – a vulnerable time in the life cycle of the grapevine as spring frosts can happen and wreak havoc. It is also the time of year we look for the release of rosé wine, and in the retail and restaurant business it’s the time we start seeing… read more
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Spring is finally here! Flowers are blooming, birds are singing and it’s time to get outside and enjoy. Join us as we celebrate the season and the Easter holiday with cooking classes, special menus, cookie decorating and more. And mentioning flowers, don’t forget to call our Floral Department for your Easter arrangements!
Fridays Uncorked: Easter and Rosé Friday, April 3, 2015 • 5 p.m. Come taste… read more