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Fried Goat Cheese with Pistachio Dust, Pepper, and Vanilla Honey


These goat cheese balls have been on the menu for 15 years at Beau Owen's restaurant the Lazy Goat. Why are these little balls of goodness so appealing? “Their flavor profiles match so well together—the honey, the pistachios, and the goat cheese,” Owens says. “And let’s just be honest: anything that’s deep-fried is gonna be […]

Chef’s Dish: Southern Classics Meet Mediterranean Flavors at The Lazy Goat


Photographed by Paul Mehaffey Tucked up against the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Greenville, South Carolina, garners its fair share of accolades these days for its food scene, which is bubbling over with good places to eat—notto mention three James Beard Award nominees. But that wasn’t the case in 2007 when restaurateur Carl Sobocinski […]

One Cheese, Five Ways: Pimento Pride


Shredded cheddar, tangy pimento peppers, and plenty of mayonnaise make this cheesy spread irresistible

Pimento Cheese Straws


Southern-style cheese straws are savory shortbread, made of butter, flour, and cheese. This recipe gets pimento cheese added to the mix.

Hot Baked Pimento Cheese Dip


This is decadence—pure, unadulterated, middle-American decadence. Add cream cheese for an extra layer of indulgence.

Pimento Cheese Tomato-Herb Pie


Pimento cheese and vine-ripened tomato is one of summer’s best culinary combinations, like buttery lobster rolls and flame-licked burgers on the grill.

Pimento Cheese Deviled Eggs


You can’t get much more Southern than deviled eggs. The secret to these deviled eggs is butter, a culinary school tip that takes this Southern staple from delicious to sublime.

Chef’s Dish: Southern Comfort


Athens, Georgia has become a food haven for chefs like Peter Dale, who’s opened not one, but four restaurants in the Classic City, including Maepole.