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Alabama is one of the most agriculturally diverse states in the country, growing everything from soybeans to sweet potatoes and cattle to catfish. These stories and recipes introduce you to the farmers who grow our food and highlight some of Alabama’s best cooks monthly.
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Since the beginning of time, humans have hunted for food, and although most people living in modern America have an ample supply of meat available thanks to hardworking farmers, many still find connecting with nature through hunting a worthwhile, enjoyable pursuit. more
Since the invention of slow cookers in the 1970s, life has been easier for busy cooks across the world. Throw a few ingredients into a pot, and after work, dinner is done. They’re not just good for making soup — slow cooker recipes could fill each section of a cookbook, from soups to main dishes to desserts. What’s not to love? more
No matter how you pronounce the word, pecans are the quintessential Southern nut. Pecans are grown commercially throughout Alabama, but even folks who didn’t grow up on a farm can probably remember picking up pecans year after year from a few trees in their grandma’s yard or buying bags of them from a neighbor and spending long afternoons practicing the perfect shelling method. Or maybe they have memories of stopping at Priester’s Pecans on their way to Mobile for some pecan-centric treats. more