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“PlantPure Nation” coming to Taste of the New South

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Kim Campbell, center, will share some of the recipes from “The PlantPure Nation Cookbook” during her Taste of the New South session Sunday, Sept. 6.

 

If you’ve ever considered changing up your diet, you’ll want to make time for Nelson and Kim Campbell’s session during our upcoming Taste of the New South festival.

Nelson will screen his feature documentary film “PlantPure Nation,” which presents a powerful, science-based approach to nutrition, promoting the health benefits of a whole food, plant-based diet.

WATCH a preview by clicking here.

Kim will share mouth-watering recipes from the accompanying cookbook that helped kick-start the revolution, but you don’t have to wait to try one of her tasty creations.

Here’s a look at two popular recipes:

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The first is a Caribbean Quinoa Bowl that can be served at any meal.

“Black beans, salsa and pineapple give it a sweet Mexican flavor,” Kim said.

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LPGA pioneer Louise Suggs passes away

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Louise Suggs hits a tee shot while Estelle Lawson Page watches during the 1942 North & South Women’s Amateur at Pinehurst. Suggs won the 1942, 1946 and 1948 North & South tournaments.

We’re deeply saddened to hear about the passing of Louise Suggs, a pioneer in women’s golf and a Pinehurst legend.

Suggs, the winner of the 1942, 1946 and 1948 North & South Women’s Amateur, was 91 years old.

Following three wins at Pinehurst and a victory in the 1947 U.S. Women’s Amateur, she went on to become a founding member of the LPGA in 1950. Throughout her career, she won 61 professional tournaments, including 11 major championships.

She was inducted into both the LPGA and World Golf Halls of Fame.

In 2007, Suggs received the Bob Jones Award, the USGA’s highest honor. The award is given in recognition of distinguished sportsmanship.

“Golf is very much like a love affair,” Suggs once said. “If you don’t take it seriously, it’s no fun, but if you do, it breaks your heart. Don’t break your heart, but flirt with the possibility.”

Click here to read more about Suggs’ illustrious career.

 

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Learn how to shuck oysters during Taste of the New South

It’s National Oyster Day, so we thought we’d introduce you to Dan Lewis.

Dan is a chef, oyster educator and owner of Coastal Provisions, a oyster bar and wine cafe located at the Outer Banks. He’ll be joining us Labor Day weekend for Taste of the New South. During Friday’s Carolina Oyster Roast & Pig Pickin’, Dan will provide shucking and cooking tips. Learn more about the event here.

Sommelier Sara Guterbock will team up with Dan on Saturday to teach participates how to select, prepare and pair oysters with wine. Find out more about “Wine & Brine,” Oysters and Wine 101 here. 

Celebrate National Oyster Day by getting a jump start on learning how to shuck oysters. Dan provides a quick tutorial in the video below.

 

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Tupelo Honey’s chief mixologist explores the growing micro-distillery movement

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Tyler Alford, Tupleo Honey Cafe’s chief mixologist, will bring his in-depth knowledge of spirits to Taste of the New South.

During his session, Tyler will explore the South’s growing micro-distillery movement and explain why the restaurant is moving toward exclusively using these products in their craft cocktail program. Click here to learn more.

We recently caught up with Tyler. Check out our interview below to find out where he finds inspiration for new cocktails and what items he always stocks in his bar

Q: During your session, you plan to focus on the South’s growing micro-distillery movement. What drew you to that topic?

A: “According to a (recent) Fortune.com’s article and the American Craft Spirits Association, in 10 years craft distilleries in the United States have skyrocketed from 50 to 769 today. North Carolina currently has 16 craft distilleries according to BottleSociety.com.

“This growing trend is interesting and massively complex. Just this year, the Distillery Innovation and Excise Tax Reform Act of 2015 was introduced to Congress to make it easier and more profitable for distillers in the United States producing under 100,000 gallons.

“Craft Distilleries in the South not only create jobs and income, but they are also closely rooted to the heritage and quality of the places where they are located. Many call this growth in craft distilleries the ‘Farm to Flask’ movement. There are many great Southern craft distilleries that are using local, quality ingredients, and further boosting their own economy and community as a result.”

Q:  What do you hope people take away from your session?

A: “An appreciation for the fact that not all distilled spirits are the same.

“Just like beer or wine, ingredients used in the production of spirits have their own terroir …

“I hope the next time they walk into their local liquor store, they ask where the locally produced spirits are.”

Q: Where do you find inspiration for new drinks?

A: “Honestly, I take a lot of inspiration from food trends, and there is always a new product being introduced with wild flavors to play with. Sometimes you just get lucky, too. If you are passionate about something, inspiration is usually the easy part; making it interesting for other people, that’s the challenge.”

Q: Which ingredients (besides the standard drink bases) do you always stock in the Tupelo bars?

A: “St. Germain liqueur (“Bartender’s Ketchup”), triple sec, good vermouths (dry and sweet), freshly-made sweet & sour and mint simple syrup.”

Q: What’s your favorite drink to make?

A: “Ramos Gin Fizz; you have to have a true enthusiast or captive audience, though.”

Q: If you could only drink one more cocktail, what would it be?

A: “Barrel-aged Negroni.”

Get ready for the festival by learning how to make Tyler’s Blonde Apple Brandy Old Fashioned. He provides a step-by-step demonstration in the video below.

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Trick shots with Rory McIlroy and the Bryan Brothers

Everyone knows our affinity for the Bryan Brothers and their trick shots. After all, we just saw them last year at Pinehurst with a very special guest.

But to see them work their trick shot magic with the best player in the world, Rory McIlroy?

Yes, please.

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