American atlanta Southern Wine Selection

Podcast: Cookbook Author + TV Show Host, Lara Lyn Carter Talks About Her South


Author, chef and TV show host, Lara Lyn Carter chats about her cookbook, Southern Thymes Shared. She blends her family recipes with stories of growing up in the south and puts a healthy spin on southern food using seasonal ingredients. In her book she dispels the myth that all southern food is fried and, surprisingly, recipes have suggested wine pairings with them. (image credit: Lara Lyn Carter)

“Most people think that southern food is supposed to be paired with sweet tea. But in this book I’ve got wine pairings too.”

Lara Lyn realizes that not everyone grew up cooking. Recipes are arranged by season / occasion. You don’t have to think about what side dishes to pair with recipes.

What else did we discuss? Lara Lyn has a line of marinades and sauces called Wicker and Whisk. She developed these versatile sauces and marinades over the years and they are often requested by her friends and family when she cooks. There are new recipes added on her site, using these products. Cheddar fondue with port wine sauce? Yep, we talked about that!

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About the author

Malika Bowling

Malika is the author of several books including Culinary Atlanta: Guide to the Best Restaurants, Markets, Breweries and More! and the founder of Roamilicious. She is also a Digital Marketing and Social Media Consultant. Follow us @Roamilicious on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest for the content not shared on the blog. And don't forget to subscribe to our newsletter (subscribe box below) and never miss a contest, giveaway or the latest must visit restaurant!