The Inaugural Natchez Biscuit Festival

Photo courtesy of Regina Charboneau.

All Southern chefs have their own idea of what makes the perfect biscuit. Light and fluffy or flaky and buttery, in the South, there are as many different recipes as there are chefs.

On September 24, 2016, the “Biscuit Capital of the World” will celebrate the diversity of the famous quick bread with the inaugural Natchez Biscuit Festival.

Chef, Author, and Southern food enthusiast Regina Charboneau is a Natchez, Mississippi, native who is the founder and brainchild behind the festival.

Natchez Biscuit Festival
Photo Courtesy of Regina Charboneau.

Regina has, appropriately, earned the nickname “The Biscuit Queen.”  People travel long distances to experience her biscuits, whether for breakfast at her historic guest house Twin Oaks, or topping a pot pie at her newest venture, King’s Tavern.

At the festival, she’ll be joined by other Southern chefs and personalities, as they host biscuit making demos, cook-offs, book signings, and of course, plenty of biscuit eating.

Spicy Pimiento Cheese Biscuits from the Carriage House, Chicken Pot Pie with Bacon Thyme Biscuit Crust from King’s Tavern, and Caramelized Pears on Cinnamon Biscuits from Biscuits and Blues are just a few of the tasty offerings.

At 2 p.m., the audience will crown a Biscuit Queen, and all ages are welcome to compete. Regina also encourages chefs and home cooks alike to enter the biscuit cook-off.

The event will take place on Main Street, between Pearl and Wall Street (in front of Biscuits and Blues Restaurant) from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Bring your appetite and prepare to experience a delicious taste of Mississippi.


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