Talk of the Table

Talk of the Table


Join me to talk entertaining, gardening, Southern recipes and timeless decorating. And meet the makers behind our collection of handcrafted beauty.

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Cabin Fever Supper: Mama's Chicken Pie

Cabin Fever Supper: Mama's Chicken Pie

This delicious chicken pie is a simpler variation on chicken pot pie and much more delicious.
Black Eyed Peas & Cornbread

Black Eyed Peas & Cornbread

Usher in the New Year with black eyed peas for good luck...and this cornbread for the simple fact that it's delicious!
Autumn Sunday Lunch at Brookside

Autumn Sunday Lunch at Brookside

There's no better way to spend an early autumn Sunday than driving the country backroads...
In Praise of the Cheese Board

In Praise of the Cheese Board

In the age of Covid, the popularity of the cheeseboard seems undiminished.
Julia & Keith on Father's Day Gift Giving

Julia & Keith on Father's Day Gift Giving

Father's Day is coming up, and there's still time to shop our uncommon collection of...
Honoring Graduates Without a Graduation Ceremony

Honoring Graduates Without a Graduation Ceremony

The ingenuity of schools and parents and kids in the time of Coronavirus has been...
Julia's Cocktail Concoctions

Julia's Cocktail Concoctions

During these past several weeks, we've had Zoom cocktails, solo cocktails, socially distant cocktails. Below,...
Julia & Keith Share Their Mother's Day Gift Ideas

Julia & Keith Share Their Mother's Day Gift Ideas

In times like these mothers are more important than ever. So many are schooling their...
The Art of Sheltering in Place

The Art of Sheltering in Place

In this time of social distancing, I’ve been thinking a lot about my grandmother, who...
Julia's Seafood Gumbo

Julia's Seafood Gumbo

Mardi Gras has been in intensely high gear since Thursday (the locals have taken to...
Julia's Milk Punch

Julia's Milk Punch

I adore a properly made Bloody Mary and I would not turn down a refreshing...
The Crabmeat Caucus: A Brief History

The Crabmeat Caucus: A Brief History

By Jon Meacham I can see it even now, all these years (and, in those...
Summer Squash Casserole

Summer Squash Casserole

My friend Nancy Peterkin’s squash casserole has made the rounds! Nancy, a justifiably renowned Houston...
Mama's Chilton County Peach Cobbler

Mama's Chilton County Peach Cobbler

There is no better cobbler than the one my mother makes with peaches from Chilton County, Alabama.
Julia's Hostess Tips

Julia's Hostess Tips

I threw my first “grown-up” party when I was nine, for my father’s birthday. It...
Fourth of July Sangria

Fourth of July Sangria

The annual Fourth of July countdown has begun. Folks are cleaning off their grills, making...
Julia Reed's New Orleans

Julia Reed's New Orleans

Louisiana is a state in almost perpetual festival mode—as I type, we are in the...
Julia's Delta Retreat

Julia's Delta Retreat

Since I was twenty-five, by which time I’d been away from home for almost ten...
Tour Keith's Nashville Georgian

Tour Keith's Nashville Georgian

Take a look inside Keith & Jon's Nashville home filled with antiques, Southern art, and lots of spots for dogs and kids to perch.
Tour Julia Reed's New Orleans Apartment

Tour Julia Reed's New Orleans Apartment

A Greenville, MS native who’s written five books and served as editor and writer for...
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