Dean Dirks

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Fat, Ugly, and Delicious: A Guide to the Pacific Razor Clam

When you hear a Pacific Northwesterner casually drop the term "clamming," they're probably not talking about the bivalves most of us enjoy tossed into spaghetti or served on the half-shell. They’re boasting about razor clams—the big, oblong ones you unearth from sandy shores with a shovel or gun, …

Aquaculture

The Food Lab: Four Secrets to Improving Any Fried Chicken Recipe

Really great Southern fried chicken needs two things: juicy, flavorful meat and an ultra-crisp and crunchy crust. Here are four quick and easy ways to achieve both. The best part? These tricks will work for <i>any</i> Southern fried chicken recipe you've got, whether it's the old family standard, a fried …

Alma's Lane Cake

<i>When a sugar rush is not enough...</i><p>One of Alabama's more famous culinary specialties, the Lane Cake was created by Emma Rylander Lane of Clayton AL. …

Grilled Tennessee Whiskey Chicken Recipe

1/4 cup Tennessee Whiskey your favorite brand<br>1/4 cup Soy Sauce<br>2 tablespoons lemon juice or lime juice<br>2 cloves minced garlic<br>1/2 cup ketchup<br>1/2 cup …

Chicken Fricassee Recipe

by<p>From Nola Cuisine<p>Well, Carnival is in full swing in New Orleans and I am in Detroit. Instead of beads, doubloons, or other trinkets, the Krewe of …

Crawfish Étouffée Recipe

Crawfish Étouffée Recipe<p>Mar 5, 2014 | 6:08 pm<p>Staff Writer<p>Russ Crandall<p>Etouffée is a Cajun dish in which a main ingredient (usually shellfish) is …

Spices

80 Southern Cooking Recipes - Down Home Cooking—Delish.com

1 of 80<p>Ethan Calabrese<p>Beignets<p>No such thing as too much powdered sugar.<br>Get the recipe from Delish.<p>Advertisement - Continue Reading Below<p>2 of 80<p>Ethan …

Cooking

Sweet Potato Cornbread

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.<p>In a large bowl, whisk together the cornmeal, flour, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt and pumpkin pie …

Cornbread

The Great Fried Chicken Marinade Debate: Buttermilk or Brine

What is the real key to finger-lickin’ chicken?<p>So let’s talk fried chicken. I recently chatted with a chef friend and he revealed that he likes to …

Cooking

Cajun Dirty Rice with Chicken Livers and Ground Pork

• In a large saucepan over high heat, bring the chicken or beef broth to a boil. Add the chicken gizzards to the broth and reduce heat to low; simmer …

Cooking

Creamed Corn Bread Pudding

Recipe courtesy of<p>Show:<p>Episode:<p>Total:1 hrActive:20 min<p>Yield:6 to 8 servings<p>Level:Easy<p>Recipe courtesy of The Neelys<p>Recipe courtesy of Ree …

Chicken and Waffles Was Invented in the South, Despite What You Have Heard

Give credit where it's due<p>“Chicken and waffles is a Harlem thing. The South didn’t have anything to do with this invention.” That’s been my go-to …

Waffles

Peggy Brown: Queen of Memphis Soul Food

Peggy Brown was 7 when a pot of coffee fell off a table and severely burned her foot."My grandma was so upset," Brown says. "She made me stay out of …

Memphis

Shortcut Fried Chicken and Dumplings

Leftover fried chicken thankfully finds its way into this creamy skillet dinner, and the biscuit-like dumplings bake up into a flaky, golden crust. …

Get Corny: 15 Ways to Enjoy Soft and Sweet Cornbread

My earliest memory of eating cornbread is on a first grade field trip. A woman wearing a bonnet poked her head out of a covered wagon and offered me a crumbled yellow square straight from a cast iron pan. I took it and ate it. It was pretty good.<p>To be clear, the woman was wearing a bonnet and …

Kansas City Soul Food

Niecies Restaurant is soul food tradition in Kansas City. With 30 years of business, our motto is "Good Food, Served Right"!

Food

Natchitoches Meat Pies

Hearty handheld bites that have become a Louisiana tradition<p>The savory hand pies from Natchitoches (That’s “NACK-<br>A-TUSH”), Louisiana—perhaps best known as the setting for the movie Steel Magnolias—are not unlike the empanadas of Spain and Latin America. Filled with ground beef sautéed with the holy …

Baking

Creole Shrimp Sauté

Ingredients<p>1 tablespoon fresh Italian parsley, finely chopped<br>1 lemon, for juice<br>4 slices thick-cut bacon<br>8 oz angel hair pasta<br>12 oz peeled/deveined …

Seafood

Foodily Blog

A History of Soul Food and Atlanta's Most Renowned Spots

Other than Southern hospitality, Atlanta conjures up thoughts of good ‘ol soul food. It is cuisine with a culture in the African-American community …

12 of Chicago’s Most Iconic Steakhouses

It’s no secret Chicago is a steak and potatoes kind of town. In fact, I think you’d be hard-pressed to find another city in America where steak is …

15 Easy Homemade Breakfast Casseroles

If you ask us, a healthy breakfast is probably the most important part of anyone’s day. We’re <i>huge</i> advocates for having a balanced meal to kick off …

Baked Blueberry French Toast Casserole

French toast is one of my favorite special breakfasts. I love frying up slices on the stovetop for my little family of three on a lazy weekend. But …

Breakfast

Manicotti Italian Casserole Recipe

"Some members of my family call it manicotti, some call it Italian casserole. So I call it Manicotti Italian Casserole. This is one of my all time …

Italian Food

Cheesy Funeral Potatoes From Scratch

Ever had Funeral Potatoes before? This is a cheesy, creamy, spoonable potato casserole — an ideal side dish for a potluck supper or other large …

Cooking

Twice Baked Potato Casserole With Bacon Recipe

"A slight twist to an old favorite, this cheesy recipe will surely set their mouths to watering. For a creamier casserole, use a potato masher and …

Casseroles

Best Green Bean Casserole Recipe

"This great variation of the traditional green bean casserole is topped with French fried onions and Cheddar cheese."<p>Ingredients<p>2 (14.5 ounce) cans …

Onions

Biscuits and Gravy Casserole Recipe

"I got this recipe at a church potluck. All the flavors blend really well. I've made it for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. So far every time I've …

Breakfast

Cheesy Amish Breakfast Casserole Recipe

"This hearty casserole has bacon, eggs, hash browns, and three different cheeses all baked into a comforting breakfast dish, perfect for feeding a …

Breakfast

A Frozen, No-Bake Lemon Pie to Satisfy Any Sugary Craving

In her recently published recipe book <i>The Kefir Cookbook</i> <i>($22, Amazon)</i>, Julie Smolyansky, president and CEO of nutritious-foods company Lifeway, …

Baking