Consumers can find Mississippi-grown watermelons for their summer celebrations at stores and markets across the state, including these at the Byram Farmers Market in Byram, Mississippi, on June 27, 2017. (Photo by MSU Extension Service/Susan Collins-Smith)

RAYMOND, Miss...

June 29, 2017

JACKSON, Miss. - Mississippi Food Network recently received a $125,000 grant from the Walmart Foundation’s State Giving Program to assist with its Feed Our Neighbors Program.  The grant will be used to provide 320,000 pounds of food to the organization’s 430 member age...

June 29, 2017

The calendar says summer and its accompanying heat wave is officially here. But, there’s just something about the Fourth of July that demands an outdoor cookout. At some point during this weekend and next week’s official holiday, millions of Americans will pull out the...

June 29, 2017

INDIAN LAND, S.C. – Family-entertainment network INSP recently announced that the 2nd season of their popular and critically-acclaimed original series, State Plate will premiere on Friday, August 11th at 7:00PM ET, as part of the “Destination Fridays” programming block...

June 28, 2017

(StatePoint) With family and friends gathering to celebrate all summer long, try a new and healthy twist on some backyard barbecue essentials.

Dishing on Sides

Meats may be the star of the show, but no backyard barbecue is complete without side dishes. From slaws and sal...

June 28, 2017

Jeanette Phillips was presented the centennial award during the 100th anniversary celebration of the Department of Nutrition and Hospitality Management, in Oxford, Miss. on Thursday, October 24, 2013. Photo courtesy of The Oxford Eagle.

OXFORD, Miss. – Fearless. Graciou...

June 27, 2017

There’s nothing like a major holiday with its accompanying menu suggestions to revive one’s interest in food that’s been on the back burner. Take steaks, for instance. A couple of weeks ago in advance of Father’s Day, hundreds of suggestions on how to prepare and grill...

Zinfandel has taken a strange and often twisted course in its evolution. Even more so than pinot noir, zinfandel's route has enough ups and downs to make a sober person tipsy.  Once the pride of Italian immigrants who found California's hot regions had ideal growing co...

June 26, 2017

This carnival-themed cake, designed by State Fountain Bakery Lead Decorator Angel Jennings, recently won Aramark’s Employee Appreciation Day cake competition. (Submitted photo)

STARKVILLE, Miss. — A cake designed and created by MSU Dining staff has won an international...

June 26, 2017

The Food Factor presents the best, research-based information related to food, nutrition, diet, and healthy lifestyles. Our host, Natasha Haynes, is an experienced educator with the Mississippi State University Extension Service who has spent over 15 years sharing tips...

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