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With a name like “The Hungry Southerner,” well, there was simply no doubt I wouldn’t love everything about this project.
Yes, I do love grits, biscuits, farm-fresh vegetables and the occasional *ahem* piece of fried chicken. It’s hard to keep a girly figure in the South, isn’t it? Oh, but so worth every yummy moment.
I had the pleasure of meeting Sean from The Hungry Southerner team, at one of my favorite Atlanta spots (Bakeshop), to chat about this wonder of a project. Their mission is to share the rich stories that make being hungry a way of life, to discover the southern foods that inspires new creations and to pass on our passion for Southern culture and its timeless traditions.
Truly, a match made in heaven, which I often refer to as – the South.
I am so honored to be a part of their podcast series, which is currently the top foodie podcast series on iTunes, no less! They are currently making their way across the South, talking to people about traditions and the stories that inspired their products. The passion & genuine interest they have for their project is undeniable. For me, it doesn’t get any better.
I hope you’ll take a moment to take a listen to The Hungry Southerner podcast with IceMilk Aprons and read the delightful blog post & gorgeous photos they took!
A very special thank you again to The Hungry Southerner – helping to preserve these Southern stories for generations to come, and allowing me to tell a bit more of mine.
Part of our Heirloom Recipes Series, featuring foodies, artisans & fabulous folks willing to share their stories, recipes and photos in an effort to help preserve and share these family recipes for generations to come.
Amy Deaver is the owner & jam maker at Lemon Bird Handmade Jams. I found her delightfully packaged and beautifully designed jams online and instantly fell in love. I adore their simple design, beautiful photography and their dedication to using seasonal and local fruits. Here is what Amy had to say:
What recipe are you sharing with us?
I found this recipe in my Grandmother’s file, and I also scanned in the front of the recipe book.
What makes this recipe meaningful to you?
I was really surprised when I found this card in my Grandma’s collection of recipes. The recipe is for a barbecued brisket and this has been our family meal on Christmas Day for as long as I can remember. My Dad gets up early and gets the brisket ready to roast in the oven all day long. While it cooks, we spend the entire day together as a family opening gifts and enjoying our time together. In the late afternoon, we all sit down at the formal dining table for a meal of the brisket and cheese grits. This is the one day out of the year when we eat this meal and everyone in the family loves it. It’s a really special day and time for all of us to be together since we all live far apart. On Christmas day we all cook together, eat together, and celebrate together.
What photos are you sharing with us?
To save my family (and self) the shots of us in our PJ’s all day on Christmas Day – I’ll instead include a photo of the Great Snow Storm of 2008. We live in the mountains of Southern California and last year we received about 3 feet of snow in one week. We were actually snowed away from home for a few days. Here’s a photo of some of our beautiful snow coming down.
Special thanks to Amy. We hope you’ll check out their delightful line of handmade jams at lemonbirddesign.com!