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It’s Barbecue Time!

by Chris Holaday in News & Events

Ever since man discovered fire, and realized that cooked meat was highly preferential to raw, grilling over a flame has been one of everyone’s favorite ways to prepare food. Over the eons, the techniques have been perfected and in this country, our grilling traditions carry the influence of Native Americans and early colonists. In fact the word barbecue comes from the Spanish, who used the word barbacoa to refer to… read more

Women in Food and Wine

by Elizabeth Cooper - Wine Buyer in News & Events, Wine & Beer

This past couple of months there have been so many distinctive mentions via articles, awards, recognition of women in the food and beverage industry – it truly warms my heart.  It has been a professional career, and dare I say, practiced art (no home economics here) that has been consistently dominated by men. Women are rising to the occasion and occasionally getting well deserved recognition. 
Over the last month… read more

Let Them Eat Cake with Gesine Bullock-Prado

by Gesine Bullock-Prado in News & Events, Wine & Beer, News & Events, Recipes

I’m Gesine (rhymes with subpoena). I’m a pastry chef. I’ve been baking since I was a single digit cub. I’ve been sugar obsessed even longer. I baked my way through the University of Virginia and then through law school. I baked croissant and kouign amann instead of studying for my bar exam in California (I passed, by the way, through the magic of baking) and I perfected my meringues and buttercreams (French, Swiss… read more

Chocolate Extravaganza

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

We love chocolate as much as anyone and it has always a big part of our store, but during this week we take it up a level! Come learn more about the world’s most celebrated sweet treat, sample, taste and enjoy special offers in the store and restaurant.
Watch Chris Grass, our Chapel Hill, NC, Pastry Chef, demonstrate just how easy it is to make chocolate truffles. Full recipe here.

 
Chapel Hill, NC
 

Everyday… read more

How to Make Maryland Crab Cakes

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

 
Traditional Maryland Crab Cakes
Makes 6
Ingredients:

1 lb. jumbo lump or back fin lump crabmeat
1 large egg
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1-1/2 tsp. Dijon mustard
1-1/2 tsp. Old Bay seasoning (more to taste)
1 tsp. fresh lemon juice
1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
1/2 tsp Kosher salt (more to taste)
1 cups fresh breadcrumbs (from soft white sandwich bread
1 Tbs. chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
2 Tbs. unsalted butter
1 Tbs. olive… read more

Mother’s Day Events at Southern Season

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

Chapel Hill, NC:
 
Mother’s Day Wines
Friday, May 8 • 5 p.m. Bubbles, beers and graduation celebration! Commemorate the commencement and celebrate Mom with a wealth of wines/beers and treats for Mother’s Day and Graduation.$15
 
 
 
 
 
Chocolate Dipping at the Tasting Station
Saturday, May 9 • 11 a.m. Just in time for Mother’s Day and to kick off our Annual Chocolate Extravaganza,… read more

Mother’s Day Candy

by Megan Scanlon - Candy Buyer in News & Events, Wine & Beer, News & Events, Recipes, Candy, News & Events, Recipes, News & Events, Candy

Well, hello there! Looks like you survived Valentine’s Day and came back for Mother’s Day. Yay, you! Mother’s Day is swiftly coming up on the horizon and what to do what to do! Kids are really what Mother’s Day is all about in so many different ways, especially when it comes to making them feel included in the choices made for Mom.
In our stores we’re getting so many different kinds of boxed chocolates in for Mom!… read more

Mother’s Day Gifts – Ideas and Inspiration

by Caitlin Doyle - House and Home Buyer in News & Events, Wine & Beer, News & Events, Recipes, Candy, News & Events, Recipes, News & Events, Candy, 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

A Little Wine and Cheese?

by Rhonda Barnhart - Cheesemonger, Chapel Hill, NC in News & Events, Wine & Beer, News & Events, Recipes, Candy, News & Events, Recipes, News & Events, Candy, Learn, Cheese, Wine & Beer

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

Southern Season announces the launch of new store in Raleigh

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

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 Friday, May 29, with an official ribbon cutting at 10 a.m.
Located in the… read more