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At the Table

Quick, Last-Minute Thanksgiving Tips

From turkey stock to sides to biscuits, here are the last-minute Thanksgiving tips and recipes you need to prepare a Southern holiday feast.

Server opening the door to Justine in New Orleans
Get this Look

Get This Look: Justine

The husband-wife team, Justin and Mia Devillier, curated a crossroads of New Orleans meets Paris in their French Quarter space, Justine.

Banner of Fall/Winter 2022 Cookbooks
Bookshelf

The Editor-in-Chief’s Winter Cookbook Picks

The fall and winter cookbooks we're gifting to everyone from Southern food enthusiasts to dedicated bakers to armchair travelers.

Front porch displaying large, framed artwork during the Old Mandeville Shop Local Saturday art market event on Girod Street
Partnered

Holiday Happenings on the Louisiana Northshore

Celebrate the season on the Louisiana Northshore with Shop Local events, pictures with Santa, lighted holiday displays, and holiday concerts.

The Local Palate Holiday Guide
At the Table

Your Food Gift Guide from The Local Palate Team

TLP's team shares the food gifts they’re giving loved ones this season. And, of course, the ones they hope to receive themselves.

Lawrence Weeks, the chef of North of Bourbon
Roots

By Exploring His Family Tree, Lawrence Weeks Goes Back to His Roots

Lawrence Weeks, Louisville chef at North of Bourbon, discusses the exploration of his family tree where inspiration hangs on every branch.

Chef Claudia Martinez's holiday baking project Brazo Gitano
At the Table

Holiday Baking Like A Cook

Pastry Chef Claudia Martinez delves into the perfect holiday recipes that connect her to her Venezuelan roots.

A skillet of cornbread from one of our best cornbread recipes recipes
At the Table

TLP’s Top Cornbread Recipes

Break out the cast iron and whip up some honey butter—these buttery, crackling cornbread recipes showcase Southern baking at its best.

The Local Palate Winter 2022/2023 Cover: Making Spirits Bright
From the Magazine

Letter from the Editor: Our Winter 2022/2023 Issue is Here

TLP's editor in chief shares her favorite pieces of the Winter 2022 issue and her inspiration for a relaxed approach to her holiday baking.

Chef Ashleigh Shanti talks about Duke's Mayonnaise
Partnered

Ashleigh Shanti’s Appalachian-Soul Thanksgiving

Ashleigh Shanti shares how her culinary background is inspired by generations of women in her family, one key tradition being the use of Duke's Mayonnaise.