Winter’s chill may be settling in, but this new January/February issue of Taste of the South is sure to warm things up. Keep your stomachs soothed with bowlfuls of comfort like the soulful Shrimp and Oyster Gumbo and hearty Texas Chili con Carne or cheese-packed delights like must-have Bacon Patty Melts and easy-to-make Cheesy Cajun Pasta Casserole. And if your chocolate cravings kick into overdrive, our fresh takes on Mississippi Mud include everything from cookies and cakes to pie and dip. Plus, get to know New Orleans chef Michael Nelson, discover the story behind the revival of whole hog cooking, and talk Birmingham barbecue with David Maluff, co-owner of Full Moon Bar-B-Que. So settle in with a cup of something cozy, and dig into this delicious new issue.