Grub Americana

PB&J: Every American Kid’s Favorite Sandwich

The peanut is thought to have originated in Brazil and Central America, making its way to Africa by means of Spanish explorers and traders. When African slaves were brought to United States, the peanut arrived with them. In fact, the name "goober," as they are called in the southern states, comes directly from the African […]

Shoofly Pie

This recipe is a twist on the authentic American Shoofly pie that comes to us from the Pennsylvania Amish, Mennonites, and Pennsylvania Dutch; we shall be grateful to them forever.

Pineapple Sorghum Cake

This delicious cake recipe comes from Mark and Sherry Guenther of the Muddy Pond Sorghum Mill.

Best Sorghum Cookies

This cookie recipe comes from the back of a Kentucky sorghum can. They are soft, chewy, and freeze very well.

Sorghum Molasses Pie

This is an adaptation of an old Appalachian recipe. While similar to Shoo Fly Pie, is does have a slightly different flavor profile.

The Elvis

This was “The King” Elvis Presley’s favorite sandwich.

The Grilled Cheese: America’s Favorite Sandwich

We’ve all heard the popular story of how in 1762 a hungry John Montague, Earl of Sandwich, ordered some meat stuffed between two pieces of bread in order to continue playing a game of cards. The idea caught on and the sandwich was born. But it would be some 160 years later, with the advent […]

The Francesca Grilled Cheese

With fresh mozzarella, pepperroni and grilled shiitake mushrooms, this sandwich is like the Mona Lisa of grilled cheese.

A Tip of the Glass to American Whiskey

The distillation of whiskey in this country dates back to the arrival of European farmers, especially those from Ireland and Scotland, who brought with them the skills and knowledge necessary for producing spirits from whatever grains were available. However, beverages produced by these homemade distilleries were for self consumption only and perhaps a few friends […]

Jim Beam Fruit Punch

This whiskey fruit punch has a bit of a sophisticated touch due to the usage of champagne as the sparkling ingredient.

Tennessee Whiskey Pork Chops

The sauce in this recipe, enlivened with cider vinegar, cayenne, brown sugar, and vanilla, adds a delicious smoky, yet mellow flavor to the chops.

Bourbon Pecan Pie

This recipe combines two of the South’s favorite ingredients– pecans and bourbon.

Bourbon Peach Cobbler

This Peach Cobbler has a bourbon spiked fresh peach filling topped with buttery and flaky dough.

Vieux Carré

An almost forgotten classic cocktail that was invented in 1938 by Walter Bergeron, the head bartender at the Monteleone Hotel in New Orleans.