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John Ash

Upcoming Classes:
In Honor of Chicken — October 9, 2012 6:00 PM
On The Grill! — October 10, 2012 6:00 PM
Get to know the Chef
What are your top 5 kitchen tools?
My Henkles knife tops the list along with a couple of microplanes, Vita Mix, Potato Ricer and Fish Spatula!
What is your favorite culinary destination?
Since its close by, my favorite city to eat is San Francisco without a doubt. I’m also enjoying… read more

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Sheri Castle

Upcoming Class:
Cooking with Cast Iron — September 20, 2012 6:00 PM 

Get to know the Chef
What are your top 5 kitchen tools?
Good knives, a cast-iron skillet, tongs, fine-mesh sieve, food mill
What is your favorite culinary destination?
Atlanta, closely followed by Charleston.
What smell evokes a wonderful memory?
Hot cornbread. It was the daily bread of my childhood.
What do you have that is interesting in your… read more

Gutierrez

Sandra Gutierrez

Upcoming Class
The New Southern-Latino Table — September 13, 2012 6:00 PM
Get to know the Chef
What are your top 5 kitchen tools?
Blender, serrated vegetable peeler, grater, citrus juicer, food processor
What is your favorite culinary destination?
New York City because you can find food from all over the world
What smell evokes a wonderful memory?
Caramel. It reminds me of the spun sugar candies of my childhood.… read more

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Brian Adornetto

Upcoming Classes:
Yankee Meets Dixie, August 11, 2012 4:00 PM
Grilling for Beginners – Barbecue Basics — September 9, 2012 2:00 PM 
Get to know the Chef
What are your top 5 kitchen tools?
Chef’s knife, tongs, fish spatula, wooden spoon, and a 14 inch saute pan
What is your favorite culinary destination?
Florence, Italy
What smell evokes a wonderful memory?
Actually, I guess it’s more of a combination… read more

North Carolina Sturgeon Caviar: No Longer a Rumor!

by Jason Piekarski

This just in!
One of the reasons I love working at Southern Season is the arrival of something rare and unusual. It’s exciting to see faces light up like they’ve just seen an old friend and bewilderment blooming on the new faces in the crowd. It’s a time when we get plenty of stories, some of which may induce blushing, and misty eyes as we instill our excitement into our colleagues; training them by anecdote.… read more

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Masa Tsujimura

Upcoming Class:
Taste of the Triangle: Waraji — August 26, 2012 2:00 PM 
Get to know the Chef
What are your top 5 kitchen tools?
A knife, my sharpening stone, a makisu (bamboo rolling mat), a good cutting board, and one more knife
What is your favorite culinary destination?
My hometown of Shimonoseki, Japan is where I would go. I would eat kamameshi, a rice stew prepared in an iron pot, and then some kawarasoba, tea… read more

Ch-ch-ch-changes…

by Elizabeth Cooper in Wine & Beer

If you been through Southern Season’s Wine Department in the last week, you will surely have noticed the ongoing changes.  I thought this week would be a good time to give you a preview of our vision for the new Southern Season Wine Department.
I find that I and the rest of the sales staff are often asked if we sell beer…what?  Of course we do…it’s just well hidden.  Alas, no more! The “Beer Nook”… read more

A tribute to Daphne Zepos, a leader and visionary in the American Cheese Community

by Alexander Kast in Wine & Beer, Cheese

Years ago, when I first began working with cheese, I met a wonderful woman named Daphne Zepos.  At the time, she was just beginning her importing business, selling only one type of cheese, a Comte from Marcel Petite Fort Saint Antoine.  She worked alongside Jason Hinds of Neals Yard Dairy , where he would visit the Fort and hand select each wheel of Comte based on a certain tasteprofile.  They even set up a small… read more

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Marilyn Markel

Get to know the Chef
What are your top 5 kitchen tools?
Chef knife; fish spatula; huge cutting board; bench scraper; stainless steel pots and pans; wooden spoons; tongs. I can count I just consider them all equally important.
What is your favorite culinary destination?
New York City – not the fancy places, but all the pockets of great ethnic food
What smell evokes a wonderful memory?
Sausage Cooking – It reminds me… read more

In my life prior to Southern Season…

by Elizabeth Cooper in Wine & Beer, Cheese, Wine & Beer

In my life prior to Southern Season, I had the distinct pleasure of working with some spectacular winemakers. One of my favorites has always been Jim Clendenen of Au Bon Climat and Clendenen Family Vineyards. Jim is truly a giant among men and it is always a pleasure to have the chance to converse with an artist about their craft, especially one so soulful and passionate. Au Bon Climat (loosely translates to a well… read more