A response to Cynthia Bertelsen's “Edna Lewis and the Mythology Behind Modern Southern Food.”
Used sparingly (or not, you do you), this simple spice blend will take your meal from "meh" to "FUCK YES."
The secret ingredient to take this simple side to the next level? Michael Twitty's kitchen pepper blend.
Salting and marinating cucumber adds loads of flavor while retaining some of their crunch.
If it’s Southern and it predates Civil War, it means we’re talking about slavery. The fact is that enslaved people’s hands crafted the most popular American stuffing out of old cornbread.
The precursor to modern cornbread stuffing was developed by enslaved African people out of leftovers and transformed over the years into the Thanksgiving staple we know today.