This weekend kicks off the 140th Kentucky Derby! Watching the horse race is a great excuse to host a party and an even better excuse to enjoy some delicious Southern cuisine. Doesn't drinking a mint julep and nibbling on pimento-cheese-topped biscuits sound like an ideal way to spend a Spring afternoon? If you're ready to take a culinary trip (without the airline ticket), browse the best of our Southern recipes now.
Photos: Nicole Perry and Anna Monette Roberts