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Cook the Book: Tea-Brined Batter Fried Picnic Chicken

Sweet tea and fried chicken might just be the most Southern of all pairings. This recipe for Tea-Brined Batter Fried Picnic Chicken from One Big Table by Molly O'Neill comes from Blackberry Farm, an absolutely gorgeous resort in Tennessee. Blackberry Farm has two major draws—breathtaking grounds and an incredible kitchen. This chicken is meant to be cooled and packed for a picnic lunch the following day, preferably to be enjoyed while out exploring the resort's acres. More

Cook the Book: Grandma Stevens's Coconut Cake

Desserts don't get more Southern than a towering coconut cake. Fluffy and white, dusted with shaved coconut and gobs of seven-minute icing, it's a gorgeous way to end a meal. This particular version from Molly O'Neill's One Big Table incorporates an extra layer of coconut flavor in the form of a sour cream-coconut filling. Mixed up a few days before baking, it's a dead ringer for chocolate Easter egg filling, i.e., super delicious and plenty coconutty. More

Tacos de Acelgas

Molly O'Neill's One Big Table is filled with all sorts of unexpected recipes, like these Tacos de Acelgas, Swiss chard tacos from a cattle ranch country in Texas. When thinking about dinner on a cattle ranch so close to the... More

Cook the Book: Somali Sambusas

This recipe for fried pockets stuffed with spiced beef comes from Ilahn Omar, who makes over 100 sambusas each year for Ramadan so that her Muslim friends and relatives have something portable to snack on after sundown. Her trick to being able to put out so many at once? Chinese egg roll wrappers. According to Ms. Omar they taste even better than her homemade dough. More

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