Both Ga. and Va. celebrate Brunswick stew as their own

It’s Brunswick stew season, and where you celebrate says a lot about who you are. Or, at least, where you’re from. Juicy, sweet and bursting with vegetables, Brunswick stew was a fixture of my Georgia childhood. Long road trips to Florida often meant stopping at The Georgia Pig, a roadside barbecue shack in Brunswick, the …

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Pour American-made Marzen at do-it-yourself Oktoberfest

  There’s a slight chill in the air, the leaves are changing colors, the children have returned to school and seasonal fall beers are dominating the taps. For me, that means indulging as many delicious Oktoberfest Marzens as my boot-shaped stein can hold. Today, new beer festivals seem to pop up weekly. Yet, it would …

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Faith and Food: Cooking and worshipping together

Sharing a Shabbat meal On a warm Friday evening, the aromas of onions and meat waft through Barbara Meltz’s home in Stanhope, N.J., as she puts the final touches on her Shabbat dinner. Shabbat, the Jewish Sabbath, is celebrated every week from sundown on Friday to nightfall on Saturday. On Friday evenings in Jewish homes, …

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Chop Talk: Patti Jackson interprets Mid-Atlantic cuisine

At a small restaurant in Williamsburg, chef Patti Jackson is showcasing foods from an often underrepresented area of the country: the Mid-Atlantic. Jackson offers food “from Baltimore to Buffalo” at Delaware and Hudson, and she’s serving more than just crab cakes and pretzels – although she does offer versions of both classics. Since the restaurant opened in …

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