Family Meal: A Foggy Mountain Getaway, ca. 1880 or, A Hillbilly Homecoming

If you read this blog or visit Big Jones regularly, you’ve likely noticed that the focus of our cooking is gravitating ever-so-slightly to the mountains. There are many reasons for this, chief among them that I repeatedly felt I was selling Southern cooking short by leaving out one of its great regional cuisines, that being […]

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Our next Family Meal: Savannah’s Cookin’

Since long before Big Jones even opened, I’ve been looking for a reason and means to serve Savannah red rice, one of the iconic (and most historic) dishes of the Lowcountry. If you’re into cool stories, how’s this one – it’s now believed that the dish red rice arrived in Savannah with Sephardic Jews fleeing […]

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