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Classic Summer Southern Food All Your Wedding Guests Will Enjoy

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May is the last official month of spring – and together with it, we’re all opening the gates to summer.  

If you are a summer bride, you definitely want to take advantage of everything this season has to offer: the light, the colors, the flowers, and, of course, the foods that make summer feel truly amazing for everyone.  

What are some classic summer foods from the South you could serve at your wedding?  

We have some tips for you – so read on and find out more.  

 

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  • Squash casserole. This is more of an end of summer recipe, but it really tastes like the season and it’s an all-time favorite with everyone. Plus, depending on the variations you use, you could easily pull this off as a delicious vegetarian or even vegan dish for all of your friends who don’t eat meat and/or dairy products. They’ll love it!  
  • Fried tomatoes. Yes, we know we’ve written about them before – but they are such a Southern summer staple that we couldn’t help include them in the list. Simple, fresh, and with a taste of summer that cannot be beaten by anything else.  
  • Succotash. Paired with crab cakes (another Southern staple you cannot help to love), succotash is the ultimate Southern side dish for summer. The corn, the tomatoes, the flavors, the colors – they all come together in a celebration for the taste buds and for the eyes alike. Your guests will definitely appreciate this a lot! 
  • Pineapple upside down cake. If you’re looking for a light dessert that tastes like summer in a spoonful of sugary treat, this is it. Of course, the classic banana pudding will always be a favorite (during summer and winter as well!), but if you want something that’s deeply summer-infused, this cake will delight everyone. It’s simple, it looks great, and it tastes like your childhood summer vacations when stress and anxiety were just random words you heard from the adults around you every now and again.  

 

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These Southern Summer Desserts Will Be Amazing At Your Wedding!

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Here at Food Art Inc., we’re really passionate about Southern food – we think it’s just the best food in the world because it’s delicious, it represents hospitality, and it brings together so many amazing influences.  It’s really hard not to fall in love with Southern food, and Southern desserts are no exception. 

While the wedding cake will of course take center stage, you can also offer other dessert options as part of your wedding reception.  So what are some of the very best Southern desserts for a summer wedding?  

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  • Strawberry pie. Nothing is more summery and fresher than this! A strawberry pie feels like a taste of childhood, a taste of full June warmth, a taste of pure sweetness and amazing flavor. There’s just no way your guests won’t love this pie – in fact, we’re pretty sure they’re going to line up for second servings as soon as the first ones are done.  
  • Sweet tea popsicles. Sweet tea is a true Southern staple – but have you ever considered making it even more delicious? If you plan on having a wedding in the middle of summer, this kind of dessert is absolutely perfect for some well-deserved cooling off. Guests will love the sweetness and the freshness of this sweet treat! 
  • Banana pudding. Slightly heavier in taste and consistency than the strawberry pie, banana pudding is the perfect introduction into Southern desserts – so if you have guests coming from different areas of the US, give them a good helping of banana pudding, and theyll fall in love — it’s a guarantee! 
  • Tres Leches cake. “Tres leches” means literally “three milks” – and although the name might not be that tightly connected to the actual contents of this cake, it’s definitely connected to the idea of creamy delights that taste like a bite of heaven. That description is not an exaggeration because this cake is light, creamy, and well-balanced in terms of taste – it’s the kind of cake that doesn’t feel too heavy on a hot summer day, but can still lift your spirits. Which, in the end, is precisely what you need for your guests to keep on filling that dance floor. 

Looking for a brilliant wedding catering service in New Orleans? If you are still searching for the one, be sure to come and check out Food Art Inc. Contact us today and ask us any questions you may have – we guarantee you will LOVE our food and service!  

You’ll Love These Sweet Details about Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas’s Upcoming Wedding

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We all love celebrity weddings – and when one of the most popular actresses of the moment is getting married to one of the most popular singers, we all know we’re in for a marvelous treat.  

As you may know, Sophie Turner (Sansa Stark in Game of Thrones) and Joe Jonas are getting married.  

What are some of the things we (already) know about their relationship and wedding?  

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  • Sophie and Joe dated for one year before they got engaged. Although they were quite private about their relationship, they did post a lot of photos together on their Instagram accounts. And of course, they both posted their engagement news on Instagram . They each published the same photo of their hands and the ring, but her caption said, “I said yes”, while his said “She said yes”. Fans on both sides got so excited!  
  • It’s been more than a year since the couple got engaged, but now it seems that we finally have a date for the wedding. The two will tie the knot this summer – so we are finally going to see Sophie, who is 23, walk down the aisle and give her “I Do” to Joe Jonas, who is 29.  
  • A lot of the details about the upcoming wedding are still unknown– what we do know, however, is that it will take place in France. According to the couple, they will organize athletic events that will involve the bridal party – and they will make sure to have enough beer as on hand.  
  • Judging by the fact that Nick Jonas and Priyanka’s wedding was one of the most spectacular we’ve seen in years; we can only assume that Sophie’s and Joe’s wedding will be truly amazing as well. We’ll have to wait until this coming summer to get more details, though. To be honest, we are extremely curious about the dress and the décor – because there’s truly nothing more inspirational than a VIP wedding of this grandeur!  

 

Planning your own Big Day in New Orleans? Contact Food Art Inc. and allow us to be the ones who delight you and your guests with the very best and most delicious foods ever. Contact us and we guarantee you will not regret it! 

These Roast Chicken Ideas Are a Sure-fire Way to Satisfy Wedding Guests

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Your wedding is a very special event – both for you, as the bride and groom, and for your guests. Obviously, you want them to have a great time attending your wedding – and food plays a huge role in this.  

As always, chicken is a fool proof food choice. It’s the kind of food that everyone enjoys regardless of how young or old they may be, regardless of their general taste in food, regardless of where they come from. 

What are some of the very best roast chicken ideas you could serve at your wedding? We have some recommendations for you 

  • Garlic roast chicken. Simple and delicious, this chicken tastes like home. There’s something irresistible about the garlic on the chicken – something that makes the meat taste better and feel better as well. And if you want your chicken to be even tastier, a few wedges of lemon tossed in the pan (or even stuffed inside the chicken) can do wonders! Pair this with brussel sprouts and carrots cooked in the same pan – all the flavors will meld and create something rich and delicious! 
  • Molasses roast chicken. If you are looking for a roast chicken dish that’s surprising and unique, this is a great option! The chicken itself will have an incredible depth of flavor and that incomparably soft and juicy meat you crave. This is because the molasses brine you add to it helps tenderize the meat. The molasses will not only add sweetness to this mix, but its specific flavour will give your guests something unexpected 
  • Roast chicken salad. Who doesn’t love a well-made Caesar’s salad? Chances are that all of your guests will recognize and love it. For a smoky effect, toss roasted chicken into this salad – it’s an excellent source of protein (great for guests who get hungry waiting for you and your new hubby to be done taking photos) and it gives the salad some substance beyond lettuce and croutons 
  • Roast chicken with herbs. This is a timeless classic. You can also make your roast chicken taste more exotic by adding Mediterranean flavors to it, like rosemary, fennel, and sage. A bunch of herbs inspired by the sunny beaches of Italy and Greece will instantly upgrade you whole chicken-based dish!  

 

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These Stars Are Getting Married in 2019!

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Every now and again, the stars align and celebrities marry – and for the rest of us watching them from afar, it is a true spectacle of beauty, grace, and glamor.

We love celebrity weddings because they feel truly fantastic. Because we love the celebrities themselves. Because we want to be like them and we want to steal inspiration from them.

And thankfully, it seems that in 2019, we’ll have plenty of opportunities to do just that!

Who are the celebs getting married in 2019? Read on and find out more.

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  • Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin. It seems that the rebel of the pop scene has been finally tamed and that he’s ready to settle down. The couple is absolutely adorable – and although they are technically married already, sources have admitted that we’re about to witness an actual traditional ceremony as well. Who would have thought Biebs would finally dress up in a tuxedo and say I Do?
  • Lady Gaga and Christian Carino. Apparently, the couple has been engaged for quite some time now, but they only made it public towards the end of 2018. Although a wedding date isn’t set yet, there is a fair chance Gaga will plan her “intricate wedding” (this being her own description). We can’t wait to see, really!
  • Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom. Yes, they actually did it this Valentine’s Day – they got engaged! And the ring was absolutely stunning: a blooming flower made out of white and pink diamonds, valued at no less than $5 million. If that’s not staggering, we don’t know what is! A wedding date hasn’t been made available to the public, but some say the Big Day will happen in 2019. We’re really excited and can’t wait to see more!
  • Jordan Connor and Jinjara Mitchell. If you love Riverdale, you will love this couple – and you will definitely want a sneak peek into their wedding. We don’t know when it will happen, but given that the engagement happened in September 2018, there’s a pretty big chance the Big Day will be in 2019. Keeping our eyes and our ears open for you on this!

 

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Everyone Will Love These Classic Cocktails from the South

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When we say that the South has SO MUCH to offer from a culinary point of view, we mean it. From East to West and from the barely-Southern to the deeply Southern locations of the USA, there are a lot of foods and drinks more than worth giving a try.

And if you come from any of the Southern states, you definitely want to help your guests (re)discover the deliciousness of the places you call home.

What are some of the very best classic Southern cocktails you could include in your wedding?

We have some tips for you – keep reading and find out more.

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  • Brandy Milk Punch. This is the kind of drink that has the power to instantly warm you up and put a smile on your face. It does, after all, bring together brandy, milk, and vanilla – a combination that’s just right for a cool day of early spring when the hotness of summer hasn’t kicked in just yet, but you still want to drink something delicious and comforting.
  • Old Fashioned. Not many are familiar with the fact that Old Fashioned is actually one of the oldest cocktails out there (if not the oldest). As more and more cocktails started to pop on bar menus towards the end of the 19th century, people continued to order “old-fashioned cocktails” – which is what we now know as a combination of sugar, bitters, rye, and some sort of peel. A delicious option everyone appreciates and loves, regardless of where they come from!
  • Vieux Carre. This New Orleans classic is a real delight for pretty much everyone. Made with rye, vermouth, Bénédictine and Cognac, Vieux Carre is a cocktail that enchants with its richness – a cocktail full of history that could never go out of fashion.
  • Mint Julep. The ultimate summer cocktail in the Southern states, the classic mint Julep is known under many recipes. However, the absolute basic is founded on bourbon, mint, and sugar – a combination that’s bound to cool you down and put a smile on your face on a warm summer day.

 

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Did You Know These Healthy Alternatives to Southern Desserts?

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Let’s face it: Southern food is the best food in the world (and whoever says the contrary doesn’t know the complexities of Southern cuisine and just how comforting, delicious, and eye-catchy it can all be).

So, if you are planning a Southern wedding, you definitely want to include some of your all-time favorites in the wedding menu.

What if you want to serve healthy alternatives? Is that possible with Southern food? Even more, is it possible with Southern desserts?

We have some tips for you – so read on and find out more.

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  • Settle for the vegan option. “Vegan” isn’t absolutely synonymous with “healthy”, but when it comes to sweets, it can actually mean a better alternative for your body (and your guests’ bodies, obviously). By replacing animal products in some of the most famous Southern desserts and cookies, you can actually lower the amount of saturated fats in these treats (without losing their amazing taste). Some examples? Vegan chocolate chip cookies and vegan brownies are great examples here.
  • Go for gluten-free. Again, “gluten-free” doesn’t automatically mean that your food is healthier (a good example here are many supermarket products that are gluten-free, but contain a lot of additives). Banana bread is, again, a great example of how a Southern food can be “switched” to a healthier alternative.
  • Use the best ingredients. Cake made with whole wheat flour might not feel like “actual cake”, but there are plenty of other Southern desserts where you can simply swap the ingredients for better alternatives – like the aforementioned wheat flour, or using coconut or almond milk instead of normal milk. The more you do this, the more likely it is that the end result will be healthier. Also, try to work with locally sourced, bio and organic products – they taste better, they help local economy, and they are more in tune with what “healthy” really means.
  • Portion control. OK, you don’t want to lecture your guests on the dangers of taking yet another cookie. But make it easy for them to grab just one normal serving of sweets by slicing and portioning everything correctly. It can make all the difference in the world!

 

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