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
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
Traditional Maryland Crab Cakes
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
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
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
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
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 Friday, May 29, with an official ribbon cutting at 10 a.m.
Located in the… 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