Meredith Sims

Meredith Sims

Meredith first learned to grow her food in her family's large garden on the farm she grew up on. She has since spent much of her life seeking out adventure and culinary experiences all over the world from Southeast Asia to Europe to West Africa, but her heart and soul remain in the food scene of the American South. She learned to cook and appreciate food in her grandmother's kitchen, and that influence seeps into every dish she makes, whether it's beef bourguignon or banana bread. She is most well-known for her ability to whip up a gourmet meal on her one-burner camp stove.

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Best Chili Recipe

The complex flavors of a really good beef chili make it the quintessential comfort food. As with everything though, there are some mediocre classic chili recipes and there are some knock-your-socks-off amazing chili recipes.

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Irish Stew Recipe

Whether you’re celebrating St. Patrick’s Day or your Irish heritage, learning to make Irish Stew is a rewarding endeavor. One of the ultimate comfort foods, this delicious and hearty traditional Irish stew is considered a national dish of Ireland. 

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Best Carving Knives 2022

Though it may not be a knife you use every day, a carving knife is an important one to add to your knife set if you cook and eat a lot of large roasts and meats. Even if you only cook them on special occasions and holidays, a good,...

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Best Chef's Knife

The chef’s knife is the most versatile and useful knife in your knife set. It is the one you will grab most often, the one you use for chopping, slicing, dicing and everything in between, and it’s the one you may even want to have two of. 

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Best Meatloaf Recipe

Meatloaf has had a bit of a foodie resurgence in recent years. Professional chefs all over have taken the classic meatloaf recipe and put their own creative spins on it to make truly amazing meals.

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Banana Bread Recipe

I’d go so far as to say that the first bite of warm slice of freshly baked banana bread is like a good hug. Am I right?! If you don’t yet have this relationship with banana bread, do yourself a favor, because can’t we all use a little more...

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Best Japanese Knives

Japanese knives are desirable for so many reasons, but mainly for their hard steel and light, thin, super sharp edge. This makes them the ideal choice for slicing, dicing and more precise cutting jobs.

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