ONE OF THE hottest new trends in craft beer is actually rooted in a very old tradition. Before you could buy bottles or cans of your favorite beer to enjoy at home, your only option was to fill a vessel fresh from the tap at the local pub and take it with you.
A "Sound off" caller recently challenged me to address the decline of Southern hospitality. Challenge accepted.
Frequently, I get spam emails telling me about miracle foods that heal everything from the common cold to common ugliness. I file them with the messages I get from that nice old lady who wants to give me $850,000.
Golden Corral Buffet and Grill opened its newest restaurant Wednesday morning at 741 E. Oglethorpe Highway in Hinesville.
What's the difference between a bistro and a brasserie?
As I've indicated in other food columns, sometimes you can learn a lot about American history through the history behind dishes that Americans enjoy. Okra is one of those foods.
My first paying job was picking pumpkin squash in a farmer's field for 2 1/2 hot summer days. I probably was about 10 years old. Daddy and Papa both had given me various non-paid tasks since I was 4, but I made $1 a day working for this farmer!
The road from island kid to restaurateur has been a winding one for Donavon Smith.
Summer is known as the cookout season, but my family's gas grill gets some serious year-round use. We grill steaks, chops, burgers or vegetables at least once a week. It's convenient to fire up the grill during the hottest months of the year, eliminating the need to use the oven or stove, which can unnecessarily heat up a home.
SYLVANIA - Savannah River Farms, a vendor at the Hinesville and Richmond Hill farmers Markets, recently received approval by the USDA as an on-farm slaughter and processing facility.
An expression like "Being in a real pickle " suggests a place you don't want to be, but I don't understand why.
No July 4 celebration is complete without a cold, fresh slice of watermelon to wash down those hot dogs, hamburgers and tater chips. I'd like to think it's the way the Founding Fathers would have wanted it.
Those who regularly visit Hinesville's Farmers Market are wise to enjoy the locally grown fruits and vegetables. They're tastier and healthier than store-bought stuff, and they're locally produced.
After a day (or if you're super lucky, days) of sitting in the sand while the Atlantic laps your toes, the last thing you need are difficult decisions.
A simple sound, smell, action or flavor - a hug from a grandbaby, my wife's smile on our wedding day or a "drank and pack of nabs" - can activate memories of long ago.
The large billboard could be seen half-mile away when traveling north on I-95, near the town of Dunn, N.C. The colorful ad depicted a large dinner plate with two eggs over-easy, several slices of bacon and a generous portion of good ol' Southern grits.
It's hard to imagine that 240 years ago, American colonists drank tea - not sweet tea, but English tea.
This column, "Around the Table," has celebrated a number of foods the so-called experts tell us are bad. I quietly but forcefully tell these control freaks to leave me alone. I'll eat what Georgia boys have been eating since 1733. I have a wife and a mama; I don't need a nanny.
It's hard to imagine what mealtime would be like without the invention of simple kitchen gadgets.
I like eggs - boiled, poached or fried.
My wife, kids, mama and a mess of doctors have strongly suggested that I try to eat healthy. But eating healthy is harder than most folks think.
The only time I'm not reading, writing or thinking deeply about something is when I'm fishing or sitting on the back porch at the end of a long work day.
Urban farmer K. Rashid Nuri told Liberty County Chamber of Commerce members that quality food can and should be grown anywhere, including the concrete jungles of inner cities. Nuri said the United States is the richest country in the world, yet many Americans are food-insecure.
That wise Southern philosopher, Jeff Foxworthy, suggested one's origins affect how one talks, works, plays and thinks.
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