In today's Chefs in Conversation video, Hugh Acheson and Marcus Samuelsson reveal the secrets to perfect fried chicken—from what kind of chicken to buy to the oil temperature. But they left out one thing: What to drink with it. Here, the best things to drink with fried chicken, shrimp and grits, and more classic Southern dishes.
Dish: Fried Chicken
Pairing: There are a ton of options for fried chicken, but the best pairing is something fizzy to cut through the buttery, crispy coating. Try a minerally brut Champagne.
Dish: Fried Green Tomatoes
Pairing: Sauvignon Blanc’s tangy flavors are great with tart green tomatoes.