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Autumn Brews

by Elizabeth Cooper in Wine & Beer

Written by Rosiland Schwartz Southern Season Beer Geek
Fall is finally upon us, gentle readers, and with the changing seasons comes a tidal wave of new and exciting fall beers. If you like to drink seasonally, like I do, you’ll already have downed a few Märzens and a few Pumpkin beers, but you may still be wondering about the origins of those styles and what makes them so popular today. Well, wonder no more! What follows… read more

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Susan Hearn

Get to know the Chef
 
What are your top 5 kitchen tools?
Knife
Wooden Spoon
Micro Plane
Vita Mix
All Clad Pots
 
What is your favorite culinary destination?
 Greece – I know it is really a country not a city but the whole country is smaller than any state in the US.  I love the island cuisine.  How fresh and natural all the food is there.
  
What smell evokes a wonderful memory?
The smell of cinnamon,… read more

RUSH IN FOR RUSH CREEK!

by Alexander Kast in Wine & Beer, Cheese

It’s that time of the year! Uplands farm, makers of Pleasant Ridge, an amazing pasture fed cow’s milk cheese is releasing their third year of Rush Creek. It’s definitely the “hot” cheese with write ups in New York Times  and Bon Appetite, but the hype is matched by a superior cheese, so no need to eat your words, unless you really, really want to!
WHAT IS IT?
Rush Creek is produced only in the autumn, when the cows… read more

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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

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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, Cheese, 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