VARDAMAN, Miss. -- Spring rains created two sweet potato crops in Mississippi, and the later-planted crop is shaping up to be better than the first as harvests get underway.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture estimated the state’s sweet potato crop was 42% harvested as...

September 27, 2019

“The culinary world actually chose me, not the other way around,” said Labron Alexander, Executive Chef, Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi.

Chef Labron grew up in the Mississippi Delta where he attended St. Francis of Assisi School in Greenwood. The school was sm...

September 25, 2019

You’ve undoubtedly heard a thing or two about the James Beard awarded steakhouse, Doe’s Eat Place in Greenville’s and the restaurant’s famous steaks, tamales, and desserts. What you may not know is that a family-friendly, island paradise-type resort inspired by the lyr...

Simone Ermanno was spending his honeymoon in the United States when he stopped by to introduce his family’s wines, Ermanno Costa. He wasn’t the first to combine business with pleasure, but most of the time, the 28-year-old is working his family’s organic vineyards in t...

September 23, 2019

ROBINSONVILLE, Miss. -- Fuddruckers and longtime Louisiana-based franchisee Richard Abadisian have just unveiled the Texas heritage brand's newest location in Robinsonville, Miss, just south of Memphis. Ideally situated at 711 Lucky Lane in Fitz Tunica Casino & Hotel,...

September 23, 2019

Eating healthy foods doesn’t mean saying no to all desserts. For me, it means finding recipes that satisfy my sweet tooth but also help me meet my goals for daily fruits and vegetables. This recipe for a frozen treat is low in fat and loaded with fruit and fiber. Plus,...

September 18, 2019

Pizza restaurants have been around for decades, but there’s little doubt about this "first." Sal & Mookie’s New York Pizza and Ice Cream Joint brought authentic New York style pizza to Mississippi in 2007 in a unique way. Boasting a Little-Italy themed menu packed with...

When you think of the Willamette Valley, you probably think first of pinot noir. Maybe you will think of chardonnay, but will you think of pinot gris? Start thinking. This is one of the most underrated wines of the West Coast. 

While California...

September 16, 2019

It’s tailgating season, and there’s nothing like a buffet of snacks to rack up the calories. The Food Factor to the rescue! Here is a healthier take on your favorite spinach dip. Instead of chips, serve with cut-up veggies.

Be sure to follow food safety precautions and...

September 12, 2019

September is National Rice Month, so celebrate all month long with these delicious recipes featuring rice. 

Dirty Rice Stuffed Bell Peppers

Chicken and Pecan Wild Rice Pilaf

No Peek Chicken and Rice

Pork Fried Rice

Orange Wild Rice

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