Ryan Burke Ryan Burke is an Executive Chef who runs a from-scratch Southern kitchen. He enjoys sharing his knowledge on culinary technique, butchery, and food science. He believes that good food and good humor go hand-in-hand, and he loves to see folks connect over a delicious meal. He is a classically trained culinary professional with over 25 years of experience. Find him on Instagram. About Southern Living Southern Living, a Dotdash Meredith Brand, celebrates the food, homes, places, and culture of the South. We reach 7.2 million readers a month. Our content is written by experienced journalists and fact checked for accuracy. Learn more about us and our editorial guidelines.