The Southern Locavore

Jill Dutton | Travel Journalist

While the term “eating local” is a buzz term these days, I’ve found in my travels that it has different expressions in various areas of the U.S. So during my trip south, in each city I’ll take readers step-by-step through a journey of eating local. From a visit to the farmers’ market, a farm-to-table restaurant and interviews with farmers and chefs (plus info on CSAs, farm-to-table restaurants and farmers’ markets in the area), the articles will explore all the flavors unique to each city–and what it means to eat locally in the south.

Please join me on this journey by following my Wanderlust blog, commenting below, or by tweeting or sharing this post. Then follow along as we explore four southern states by rail–and discover the southern locavore.


July 29-30

New Orleans, LA

Eating my way through New Orleans, I’ll stay at The Maison de Ville, which offers guests the chance to enjoy New…

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Stress-Free Side Dishes for Your Next Pizza Night — Menus from The Kitchn

Round Two

While in many ways pizza is the perfect social food, I’ve learned that it’s a good idea to have a strong plan in place when making it for a large group — a plan for not only the pizzas themselves (which always seem to take longer than I think!), but also a few appetizers to keep hunger at bay while pizzas cook and a few sides round out the meal.

Here is one of my favorite pizza-night menus. It takes pizzeria classics, like marinated olives and tiramisu, and gives them a bit of an update. There’s plenty to nibble before, during, and after the pizza is served — no one goes hungry on pizza night!


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9 Pizza Dough Recipes for Any Schedule — Recipes from The Kitchn

Round Two

Confession: I just recently started making homemade pizza dough. Like, for the first time ever in my life. For some reason I used to be intimidated by it, so I went straight for store-bought dough (which, by the way, there’s nothing wrong with — but homemade is surprisingly simple and fun to make).

Whether you’re ready to make a pizza pronto, or have some extra time on your hands, there’s a pizza dough recipe that’s just right for your schedule.


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