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Why does Erika Council of Southern Soufflé love a Sunday supper? It’s the perfect opportunity to serve biscuits twice in one meal.
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The blog: At Southern Soufflé, Erika Council writes about Southern comfort food, and occasionally, her love of Sunday supper. “Growing up, Sunday dinner was when everyone gathered to celebrate the week, to relish the company of loved ones and friends or sometimes complete strangers,” she says. “The dinner table was a place where you could bring everything from your joys, to your burdens and find comfort in food and good company.” Here, her favorite Sunday supper recipes.
1. Cocktails. Bourbon speaks to my Southern heart, so Cane Syrup Mint Juleps would be my choice, but sometimes a good mojito goes a long way. Especially when you use Southern grapes and make Muscadine Mojitos. Or just keep it simple with Gin and Ginger.
3. Main course. I look for comfort foods that can cater to any size crowd. I generally like to serve things family-style with everyone around the same table. These Fried Oyster and Shrimp Po’boys, this Ginger Gulf Shrimp Carbonara and my Grandma Dip’s famous fried chicken all make for amazing main courses. In fact, a big platter of fried chicken in sitting in the middle of the table is always preferable.
4. Desserts. For dessert you can never go wrong with Duck Fat Beignets, Molasses Bread Pudding with Whiskey Cream Sauce or of course, biscuits. Honey-Roasted Peach Biscuits could totally transition from breakfast to dinner. (And yes, it’s fine to have biscuits twice in one meal.)
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Take a Megabite and Hungry Girl Por Vida are two of my all-time favorites. I love their style and all of their recipes. From Megan’s killer ice creams and pancakes to Cindy’s amazing cookies and sweets. They’re my soul sistas in food.
Dolly and Oatmeal, Vegetarian Ventures and London Bakes all have me thinking outside my traditional Southern-fried ways (or at least trying to). I’ve tried several of their recipes from vegan to gluten free and they totally blew me away.
The Bitter Southerner is hands down my favorite blog. The word blog doesn’t really do it justice. You can read stories about everything from BBQ in Memphis to beautifully worded essays about missing Kentucky. It captures everything I hold dear about my beloved South.
There is a list on the side of my blog of all the sites that I read daily, so many talented folks out there.
Kristin Donnelly is a former Food & Wine editor and author of the forthcoming The Modern Potluck (Clarkson Potter, 2016). She is also the cofounder of Stewart & Claire, an all-natural line of lip balms made in Brooklyn.