A new year and a new look for the Six-Pack thanks to our friend Emily Wallace. Emily wrote a masters thesis about pimento cheese, bakes a mean biscuit, and paints a little on the side. We're very grateful to have her at the SFA table!
1. The New York Times celebrated the holidays by showing lots of love for Southern food and drink. Farmers, bourbon, and sorghum all got their due.
2. The Girl Scouts begin their annual effort to destroy your healthful resolutions. There's a new cookie in the box, Savannah Smiles (to honor Savannah, Georgia's own Juliette Gordon Lowe, Girl Scout's founder) plus, most Girl Scout cookies are baked in Richmond, Virginia or Louisville, Kentucky making this yearly treat a very Southern experience! Don't know a Girl Scout? There's an app for that. Download the Cookie Finder to locate the closest seller.
3. Monday night's match-up between the Alabama Crimson Tide and the LSU Tigers marks the end of the 2011 college football season. Toast its passing with the Les is More or the Houndstooth created by Lu Brow of the Swizzle Stick in New Orleans, LA and LeNelle Smothers of Little Donkey in Homewood, AL to honor the home team. Those of you with a more ecumenical bent might want to go ahead and try both.
4. Joe York has a new movie, Eggers. After you watch it, you'll be glad that Marcelle Bienvenu reminded you about how to cook with caviar.
5. Nathalie Jordi compiled her annual Top 10 List. Check it out. You'll see it's way closer to a Top 100 list. It's full of places to visit, dishes to savor, and folks to meet in 2012.
6. The Charleston City Paper waited until December 28 to publish their 2011 How-To Guide. Too much here for to cram into the last four days of the year. Think of it as your 2012 bucket list.
Then there's this.