Fried Green Diaspora at Oxford American: Brunch in Brooklyn

I visited Seersucker in Brooklyn for Oxford American back in April. Killer biscuits, but it was definitely more Brooklyn than Dixie: Seersucker in Brooklyn: Almost A Great Southern Restaurant Picture for a moment a typical Brooklyn restaurant. The design is sparse and wood-heavy. If any color graces the walls, it is in either a barely-present muted tone […]

“The Lady’s Mac and Cheese” and other exaggerated portrayals of Southern cuisine

Now that the foodie fervor/outrage surrounding Paula Deen’s diabetes announcement has died down, it seems appropriate to address one reason I believe the food world should be more sensitive to her predicament—namely, the fetishization of southern food. Sure, many may mock Deen’s mayonnaise-driven, multi-fried monstrosities (see “Lady’s Brunch Burger” and “Lady’s Fried Mac and Cheese“) with […]

Here’s the thing

I like to think that I don’t take my job too seriously. When working in the food industry, especially in the food publishing industry, it can be easy to forget that the rest of the world lives in, well, the rest of the world. We operate in a field where decisions about, say, the best […]