New Year, New Recipes – lucky cabbage two ways

If you are like most people, you have some sort of New Year food tradition. For some, it is grapes, for others it’s collard greens, and for some folks it is black eyed peas. For us, it includes cabbage, black eyed peas and pork!

Cabbage is one of those love it or hate it foods for a lot of people. BUT it doesn’t have to be with one of these recipes: Southern-style cabbage with bacon and Italian-style sweet cabbage.

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Let’s kick this off – Soulful Bacon Marmalade

To kick off the start of the Southern Gay Gourmet, we wanted to share one of our favorite recipes: bacon marmalade. This is something that can be served at any occasion – from a backyard BBQ to a sophisticated cocktail party.

 We first had bacon marmalade at a wonderful restaurant in Midtown Atlanta called Empire State South.  We DEFINITELY recommend this marmalade paired with a homemade pimiento cheese, on toasted baguette pieces! If you haven’t eaten there, you’re missing out. After searching online for copycat recipes, we finally just took the best parts of all the recipes we found and developed our own recipe.

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