Southern Cooking

To paraphrase an old saying, “Give a man Mississippi cooking and you feed him for a day; teach a man Mississippi cooking, and you feed him for a lifetime.”

Cooking in our state is an art unto itself, and our practitioners are always happy to share their techniques with visitors. You may find yourself bellied-up to the stacks of oral histories, documentary photographs and films produced by the Oxford-based Southern Foodways Alliance, or seated before a master roux maker in the Mary C. O’Keefe Culinary Center in Ocean Springs. Or, you may discover your culinary genius after a day at the Viking Cooking School in Greenwood, where French-trained chefs share tips and secrets ranging from how to make the most complex sauces to simple ways to keep pasta from sticking to the pot. Feed the mind. Feed the body. Better yet, do both at once when you visit Mississippi.

  • 21st Annual Art in the Pass

    April 7 @ 8:00 am - April 8 @ 5:00 pm

    This juried arts festival features more than 100 artists offering unique pieces in a variety of mediums.

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  • Juke Joint Festival

    April 12 @ 8:00 am - April 15 @ 5:00 pm

    Half blues festival, half small-town festival, and all about the Delta. This festival features 100 blues arts in Clarksdale.

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  • PEPSI POPS: Picnic in the Park

    May 11 @ 7:30 pm - May 11 @ 10:00 pm

    Mississippi Symphony Orchestra Pops Series Friday, May 11, 2018, 7:30pm-10:00pm Old Trace Park, Ridgeland Tickets $12&up ($5 student) at www.msorchestra.com or 601.960.1565 Details:  http://www.msorchestra.com/index.php/concerts-and-tickets/concert-info/PEPSI-POPS-Picnic-in-the-Park/ The Rez, picnics and pop tunes make this concert an annual family magnet to be enjoyed by blanket, lawn chair or boat. Our 37th annual Pepsi Pops promises a unique outdoor …

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  • Dave Matthews Band in Concert

    May 29 @ 6:30 pm - May 29 @ 10:00 pm

    DAVE MATTHEWS BAND Doors: 6:30 PM | Show: 8:00 PM

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  • Elvis Festival

    June 6 @ 8:00 am - June 10 @ 5:00 pm

    A musical celebration to honor Elvis Presley, Tupelo’s native son, and the impact of this music on the world.

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