Browsing: Food & Dining

Explore the foodie paradise found in Mississippi. Tasty recipes, where to dine, and more.

What a blessing that we live on the Gulf Coast and have such a wonderful abundance of seafood to choose from. I love boiled and fried shrimp, fish of all makes and models, raw oysters, fried and grilled, but my all-time favorite is crab cakes. 

French pot au feu and cassslutte come to mind as well, but perhaps the best example is French onion soup. When there is no stew meat to be had, nor a tough old chicken, a few onions, a left over bone to make stock from, can be turned into a wonderful, hearty soup, French onion soup. This soup dates from medieval times, but the modern version seems to have first been made in the mid-19th century.

Pumpkin, pumpkin, pumpkin. From pies, to spiced lattes, to fun fragrances, pumpkin has been the theme for fall festivities. But when did it start? When did pumpkin become so popular for fall? And why on earth is pumpkin spice so popular? Keep reading to find out.

Over the years I have written countless stories about gumbo, perhaps the most emblematic dish to come from this part of the world.  It is composed of ingredients that represent many of the peoples who traveled through the Gulf South, some staying and some moving on.

October means football, festivals, and fall-like weather are finally in full swing in Mississippi! The leaves and our wardrobes aren’t the only thing changing with the season. Transitioning to shorter (but still busy) fall days can be challenging. Less daylight often moves people indoors more, making spreading cold and flu viruses easier. Use these simple tips to keep your mental and physical health in check.