Here’s what vendors will be in Southern Market’s food hall | Local News

The long-awaited completely revitalized Southern Market opens to the public this Thursday. The first-floor food hall encompasses 3,000 square feet, with seating for 250. On opening day, you will have nine food and drink options, from coffee and wine on tap to cuisine from five parts of the world. 

Here’s what vendors will be cooking up fare in Southern Market’s food hall. 

— 4 E’s Latin Cuisine: Flavors of the Dominican Republic.

Flavors of Morocco: Moroccan and Indian fusion.

— Layali el Sham: Middle Eastern classics including hummus, tabbouleh, falafel, kibbeh and shawarma.

— Made by Lolo: Tapas-style small bites, with gluten-free options.

— Pho Life: Vietnamese pho, banh mi sandwiches and salads.

— Savoy Truffle Cakes: Creatively decorated cupcakes and whole cakes, also available by the slice, plus pie and macarons.

— “X” Marks the Spot: A modern take on soul food classics that includes collard

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Are You Salting Your Food Correctly? Here’s What Chefs Say.

If you’ve wondered how the chefs at your favorite restaurant always seem to make food taste so much better than your home-cooked versions, there’s at least one ingredient that can take some of the credit — salt.

Of course, you use salt exactly the way the recipe says, except for when it says “salt to taste,” and then you possibly just close your eyes and toss.

But chefs use salt frequently throughout every stage of the cooking process. They use different types of salt for different purposes, and they often use it much more liberally than you probably do. The result? Food that tastes — not salty — but just more like itself.

“The amount of salt — and butter — used in the restaurant world is much higher than the average home cook is used to,” Keith Sarasin, chef and owner of The Farmers Dinner and Aatma,

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Here’s The Real Difference Between Soul Food And Southern Food

Photo credit: rez-art - Getty Images

Photo credit: rez-art – Getty Images

Trying to differentiate soul food from Southern food shouldn’t be complicated. While not all Southern food is considered soul food, all soul food is definitely Southern.

Soul food is an ethnic cuisine traditionally prepared and eaten by African-Americans in the Southern United States. In the late 19th century, the Black Church became a gathering place for the Black community and impacted the development of what’s now considered soul food. Particularly in rural areas, foods like fried chicken, fried fish, sweet potato pie, red drinks, black-eyed peas and more were served during Emancipation celebrations and church gatherings. In the 20th century, more than six million of Southern Black people decided to leave due to poor economic conditions and intense racial oppression. From 1916 to 1970, waves of people moved from their homes, a massive relocation now called “The Great Migration.” They brought their culinary traditions

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here’s what to add to your festive checklist

Telegraph Food columnist Xanthe Clay argues we shouldn’t skimp. “Make lots and plan leftovers. Things like braised red cabbage, freeze in two portion bags so you can pull out what you need. Don’t forget you can freeze cooked meat too.”  

Kenny Tutt, who won MasterChef in 2018 and runs the PITCH restaurant and cookery school, says getting ahead is ideal when entertaining large groups for Christmas. Sauces – bread, cranberry, gravy – freeze well.

Tutt also thinks broadening your christmas leftovers repertoire will help prevent any waste. Last year, Tutt made sprout samosas, which he says were “amazing”.

If you wish to downsize the meat, or can’t find what you’re looking for, swap the turkey for beef, lamb, pheasant – or why not try a cockerel? Bigger than a chicken, smaller than a turkey, and tastier than both.

Christmas food shopping checklist

To ensure the big day goes without a

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