State Dish: Dangerously (Pimento) Cheesy

WHEN IT COMES to pimento cheese—that delicious, creamy, slightly spicy Southern staple—chef Amanda Ivy has what you might call a “complicated” history with the stuff.  Growing up in Southern California, Amanda wasn’t exposed to pimento cheese until she moved to Arkansas in 2010. But when she was a contestant on Guy’s Grocery Games on the…

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First Taste: Big Springs Trading Co.

YOU’D BE FORGIVEN for forgetting exactly where St. Joe is along the Buffalo River. “People always forget about us,” Jennifer Jones tells me as she slices turkey breast. “Everyone knows Ponca and the upper, most people know of the lower, but you tell people you’re from the middle Buffalo, and people just look at you.”…

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