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Katherine was a social media intern for culture and a fan of all things Southern. Born and raised in Texas, Katherine recently moved up north to pursue a graduate degree in the Gastronomy Program at Boston University. When she's not researching for her Master's thesis or dreaming about jalapeno cheese poppers, Katherine writes on her own blog The Young Austinian ( http://www.youngaustinian.com/ ).

Egyptian Breakfast Beans with Feta, Lemon Oil, and Green Chili Relish

Egyptian Breakfast Beans with Feta, Lemon Oil, and Green Chili Relish


Breakfast beans are a Middle Eastern morning classic that pairs beautifully with soft- or hard-boiled eggs and crisp whole wheat toast

Shankleesh Salad with Parsley and Pomegranate

Shankleesh Salad with Parsley and Pomegranate


Peppery purslane, juicy pomegranate pips, refreshing cucumber, and spicy shankleesh come together in this Middle Eastern salad.

Homemade Shankleesh

Homemade Shankleesh


This is the Maloufs’ homemade homage to shankleesh, a spicy, aged Middle Eastern cheese, and it works well if you can’t find the real thing

Pavlova “Flowers” with Apple Jelly, Raspberries, and Vanilla Labneh

Pavlova “Flowers” with Apple Jelly, Raspberries, and Vanilla Labneh


A nod to Greg Malouf’s Australian upbringing, the pavlova is a much- loved dessert from Down Under.

Fresh Corn Soup with Rice, Yogurt, and Sizzling Mint Butter

Fresh Corn Soup with Rice, Yogurt, and Sizzling Mint Butter


This fresh corn soup is a perfect introduction to the hot yogurt soups popular throughout the Middle East

Feta Cheese Straws with Turkish Chili

Feta Cheese Straws with Turkish Chili


A spicy twist on the Southern cheese straw.

Sonya Coté's Spring Onion Soup

Spring Onion Soup


Perfect for early spring when the first shoots are just breaking through the soil, this spring onion soup is the youthful cousin of traditional French onion soup

Sonya Coté's Polenta and Hen Egg Breakfast

Fried Polenta, Asparagus, Hen Egg, and Spicy Goat Cheese


A plain fried egg gets dolled up with bright, spring flavors and is served on top of fried polenta for a satisfying breakfast or snack

Sonya Coté's Broccoli and Cheddar Soup

Spinach and Broccoli Cheddar Soup with Charred Scallion


Broccoli cheddar soup is a classic, but it’s often mishandled resulting in a thick and gloppy mess; this version adds spinach for a vibrant color and combines aged cheddar with charred scallions for depth of flavor