We asked 10 of the South’s most celebrated chefs to share their inspired takes on down-home classics from meatloaf to mac and cheese. Who really brought home the bacon? Who showed the most grit? Try these recipes and decide for yourself.
Poole's Diner; Raleigh, NC "This dish is packed with familiar notes that give you that warm-in-your-belly feeling. The loaded mashed potatoes are definitely a harbinger of comfort, and the tangy tomato gravy balances out the recipe." —Ashley Christensen