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4 Tips for the Tastiest Turkey Burgers

Utter the phrase “juicy turkey burgers” to a crowd of hungry meat-eaters and you’ll likely be met with sneers and exaggerated eye-rolling. Turkey burgers get a bad rap in comparison to their hearty beef brethren, but why? With the right preparation, turkey burgers embody steamy patties of drool-worthy deliciousness; enough to convert any beef devotee into a turkey burger fan. Follow these 4 handy tips to turn your plain ground turkey into mouth-watering poultry perfection!

The Vivacious Vidalia: 5 Ways

Vidalia Onions are known as a point of pride for our neighboring farmer friends. This vegetable, tag-lined by the phrase “If it’s not from Georgia, it’s not a Vidalia” was developed in Vidalia, Georgia, and only grows in - you guessed it - Georgia soil. Here are 5 summery recipes where the revered allium shines.

10 Diabetes-Friendly Recipes Perfect for Summer

Whether you're one of the 29 million people diagnosed with diabetes in the United States or simply looking to limit your carbohydrate intake, finding recipes that are both delicious and nutritious - without a lot of starch or sugars - can be difficult. Summer brings grilling, picnics, neighborhood potlucks and fun-filled vacations... and a veritable rainbow of seasonal fruits and veggies that somehow seem to capture sunshine as a flavor year after year!

Southern-Fried, with a Pinch of Soul: Chef Todd Richards

He may be known for his fried chicken, but this week Chef Todd shares his Lamb Meatballs with Yogurt Sauce & Sweet-n-Spicy Zucchini Slaw - a recipe of a different sort, but all the same soul. In fact, all parts of the recipe are adapted from his beautiful book, Soul, which was released just last year and has already earned several accolades, including the IACP award for Best Cookbook in America of 2019!

Your Seasonal Produce Guide: Summer!

Summer is the season for raw, cooling foods, refreshing salads, salsa and slaw. It’s also the grilling and barbecue season, where cooking is taken outside of the kitchen and served to a crowd, sometimes theatrically (yes, even before the fireworks!). Break out the pitcher of iced tea (we’ll take ours sweet, thank you), relax on the front porch, and enjoy the night air, whether it’s placid and calm or stricken with a wicked summer storm.

Sisterhood of the Trellising Plants: Corn, Beans & Squash

If you planted your summer garden early enough, it should be bursting to life right about now. You'll have rows of towering tomato plants, leafy basil perfuming the yard, and long green tendrils of cucumber plants reaching to latch on to just about anything. You may also have the trio of corn, beans and squash - which your nifty gardening how-to guide instructed you to plant together - but did you ever wonder why they grow so well together?

Dive into the Kitchen with US Swimmer Olivia Smoliga

Olivia is one of the top ranked athletes in the world, inspiring future generations of young women and as a leader on the US National Team and ambassador for the sport of swimming. When we discovered that her favorite meal was breakfast, and that one of her signature dishes is a fluffy Dutch baby pancake - we had to make it a PeachDish! Olivia stopped in the Test Kitchen to whip up a version with chèvre and (our favorite!) fresh peaches while we chatted about what inspires her culinary style.

From Cali & Crepes to Southern Top Chef: Meet Whitney Otawka

As a Georgia chef by way of California, Whitney Otawka got her start at a French creperie in Oakland, California and quickly found her passion in the rigorous kitchen environment. We met up with Whitney at the Test Kitchen, where she gave us the low-down on her Low Country Boil with Smoked Paprika Butter, as well as the challenges and rewards of running a restaurant kitchen and how she finds inspiration through food.

6 Steaks Perfect for Dad

Whether your dad the grill-master of the family or you're simply looking to treat your father to a homemade dinner this Father's Day, a tender, flavorful steak is a wonderful way to show your love and appreciation! There are dozens of cuts of beef, and quite a few of them are steaks... so which do you choose? Try all of these and you'll have an excellent grasp of the variety of taste & texture experiences that different muscle and fat structures create.

5 Tips for a Better Burrito Bowl

Filling and flavorful, “burrito bowls” give us what we love about hearty burritos while leaving out all the extra calories, salt and fat that come with flour tortillas. However, layering on the more calorie-heavy ingredients, like sour cream and shredded cheese, can rack up those numbers, and while your tastebuds may crave another ladleful of warm queso, your body craves a whole lot more in the way of essential vitamins and beneficial phytonutrients.

Steven Satterfield, From "Root to Leaf"

In addition to winning the James Beard Award for Best Chef: Southeast in 2017, Steven Satterfield's restaurant Miller Union was nominated for Most Outstanding Wine Program this past year! Although the restaurant, a fan-favorite in Atlanta, was beat out by the also wonderful Benu in San Francisco, we are still so very proud to have Steven representing the best of the best when it comes to food and wine in the South.

Meet the Chief Cheese: Guest Chef Tasia Malakasis

Tasia is the CEO of the highly acclaimed Belle Chevre fromagerie, and her path to making it big in the artisan cheese world began after 15 successful years in the high-tech industry. Last week, she stopped by the PeachDish test kitchen to whip up a lemon-mint catfish (a recipe from her cookbook!) and answered some of our questions along the way.

From Turnip Greens to Tortillas: Meet Chef Eddie Hernandez

As the executive chef of the wildly popular Taqueria del Sol and co-author of the best-selling new cookbook, Turnip Greens & Tortillas: A Mexican Chef Spices Up the Southern Kitchen, Eddie Hernandez knows his way around the taco. This week, he visited our Test Kitchen and whipped up our new favorite dish - Fried Chicken Tacos with Jalopeno-Lime Mayo & Green Peach Salad - while we picked his brain to see where he draws inspiration for such yummy food.

Your Guide to Risotto Done Right

Risotto has a reputation for being a complicated dish reserved for those blessed with talent and patience in the kitchen. That reputation, however, is exaggerated, to say the least. Risotto is actually a very simple rice dish that's delicious when prepared simply with a bit of butter and white wine, but also an excellent blank canvas for herbs, veggies and more to lend their flavors. Still mystified by this creamy comfort food? No worries - with this handy guide, you'll be ready to risotto in no time!

8 Diabetes-Friendly Recipes for Springtime

Whether you're one of the 29 million people diagnosed with diabetes in the United States or simply looking to limit your carbohydrate intake, finding recipes that are both delicious and nutritious - without a lot of starch or sugars - can be difficult. With the onset of Spring comes a new variety of fresh produce to choose from, such as asparagus, sweet peas, and baby carrots. We get excited to break out of the winter "blahs" with new recipes at this time every year!

Meet the Chef: Asha Gomez & Her Two Souths

As an executive chef, cookbook author, culinary teacher and a devoted mother, Asha Gomez is well-practiced at straddling worlds in more ways than one. This Kerala, India-born chef has lived in the U.S. since she was a teenager. In that time, she's become one of the South's most noted chefs, introducing many to the complexities and elevated flavors of Kerala's cuisine through her cookbooks, restaurants and online video series.

4 ways to Spice Up Your Salsa Routine

With the world’s vast spectrum of fruits and vegetables and splendid array of spices and herbs, the flavor possibilities are endless and life’s too short to eat the same old salsa every time the craving for a zesty dip hits. Not that there’s anything wrong with the classic bowl of pico de gallo, but if that standard mix of tomatoes, onion, lime juice and cilantro leaves you and your tortilla chips wanting more, it’s time to shake it up!

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