’Tis the season to surprise your loved ones with a gift that is both thoughtful and local. There are plenty of opportunities to find something truly special for Alabama food lovers of all types — from barbecue pit masters to cupcake connoisseurs. We’ve rounded up our favorite picks for gift-giving this holiday season. And there’s no harm in treating yourself, too! Read More >
One way we express ourselves here in Alabama is through our food. Family recipes, especially around the holidays, tell stories in between the measurements and methods, preserving the memories of special times in our lives.
As you gather with loved ones to celebrate Thanksgiving, we want to see your family recipes and festive tables. Share a photo of your favorite family dish. We can’t wait to see how you celebrate! Read More >
Since 1923, fresh hickory-smoked turkeys from Bates Turkey Farm have been part of Thanksgiving dinners throughout Alabama and beyond. This family-owned institution has been in the business for more than 80 years, raising birds the all-natural way. The final product always meets Bates’ high standards: tender, juicy turkeys raised with care and smoked to perfection by seasoned professionals. Read More >
Alabama’s food scene just keeps getting better and better. From barbecue joints to James Beard winners, Alabama has become a major player in the national food landscape. The Alabama Tourism Department has been hard at work putting together the new edition of its popular “100 Dishes To Eat In Alabama Before You Die” brochure, which features 30 new dishes from restaurants all over the state. Read More >
Of all the dishes found on the Thanksgiving table, dressing is one that remains highly cherished and debated. Whether you prefer cornbread dressing full of oysters or sausage, or a vegetarian version made with regular loaf bread, most people will agree that the holiday table isn’t complete without this classic side dish.
If you’re looking for a great dressing recipe this Thanksgiving, Irondale Cafe has you covered. While the restaurant’s fried green tomatoes usually take center stage, this popular cornbread dressing has gained its fair share of fans. Read More >
We’ve been sharing about Alabama Food for quite some time now, and we can’t think of any better way to wrap up the year than with a photo contest featuring your favorite Alabama dishes! Using the “100 Dishes To Eat in Alabama Before You Die” brochure as your guide, snap a photo (before you dig in) of one or more of the famous dishes listed. Entries will be accepted until Dec. 15, and you could win Alabama Food hats, shirts and more!
Dothan hosts the National Peanut Festival each November, celebrating local farmers and the season’s harvest at the epicenter of our nation’s peanut production. This year’s festival will run November 1-10 and marks the 70th anniversary of this wildly popular event. Read More >