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.

  • RAMCAT RHYTHM & BREWS

    August 5, 2017 - August 5, 2017

    The Delta’s craft beer event, featuring a selection of craft beers, a homebrew competition and live music in downtown’s most historic alley. 662.453.7625

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  • Jackson Rhythm and Blues Festival

    August 18, 2017 - August 19, 2017

    On August 18-19 the Fifth Annual Jackson Rhythm and Blues Festival, takes place in Downtown Jackson inside the Jackson Convention Complex.  This Boomin’ festival presents a great mix of Rhythm and Blues artists to celebrate Jackson’s rich contribution to the fabric of music. Festivalgoers will experience 30 performances on 5 stages satisfying your senses with a Boomin’ …

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  • PRAIRIE ARTS FESTIVAL

    September 2, 2017 - September 2, 2017

    Held Labor Day Saturday every year in downtown West Point, this family-friendly event has more than 300 vendors of the best handmade crafts and juried fine arts in the South.

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  • 25TH ANNUAL MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST BLUES & HERITAGE FESTIVAL

    September 9, 2017 - September 9, 2017

    Blues festival featuring top blues entertainers. Enjoy music and food.

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  • 33RD ANNUAL DIAMONDHEAD ARTS & CRAFTS FAIR

    September 16, 2017 - September 17, 2017

    Check out one of the best fairs of its kind on the coast! More than 150 art, crafts, and unique gifts vendors and food stands under the trees at the Diamondhead Country Club. Prize raffle. Come inside for lunch specials in the club. Free shuttle from the Diamondhead Shopping Center both days.

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