Gulf Coast Cooking

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Truly grits: Regionally grown rice takes on different form

When you think of rice production in the South, you probably think first of Louisiana or Arkansas. Louisiana plants about 449,999 acres in rice every year, but Arkansas plants even more. Poor old Mississippi lags behind with just 185,543 acres in rice, but sometimes it's not how much you plant, but the quality of the harvest.

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Sausage dishes hit the spot on a fall day

Nothing warms the heart of a carnivore like a sizzling sausage sputtering and spattering in the frying pan. It fills the kitchen with a wonderful aroma, and few people can withstand the anticipation of the meal to come. Think of the countless ways this little bundle of goodness can be served.

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Many gather on Bradenton Riverwalk for Memorial Day service 03:13

Many gather on Bradenton Riverwalk for Memorial Day service

Lakewood Ranch honors local veterans during annual Memorial Day parade 01:03

Lakewood Ranch honors local veterans during annual Memorial Day parade

Inspiration Academy graduates given personal charge 02:13

Inspiration Academy graduates given personal charge

Local fallen soldiers Honored at Manasota Memorial Park 01:55

Local fallen soldiers Honored at Manasota Memorial Park

Lakewood Ranch QB Justin Curtis reflects on a spring victory after a tough fall season 00:19

Lakewood Ranch QB Justin Curtis reflects on a spring victory after a tough fall season

Palmetto beats St. Petersburg with defense, run game 00:56

Palmetto beats St. Petersburg with defense, run game

Bradenton dog Jake relaxes at home after New Jersey reunion with owners 00:33

Bradenton dog Jake relaxes at home after New Jersey reunion with owners

Bradenton Christian School celebrates graduation 01:56

Bradenton Christian School celebrates graduation

Lee Middle School students create paper chain for Memorial Day project 00:35

Lee Middle School students create paper chain for Memorial Day project

Moody Branch Preserve spans about 1,000 acres in East Manatee 01:59

Moody Branch Preserve spans about 1,000 acres in East Manatee

Westminster Manor residents, Ballard Elementary School students share lunch after months of letter writing 01:19

Westminster Manor residents, Ballard Elementary School students share lunch after months of letter writing

Les Paul's longtime guitar tech Tom Doyle performs 01:17

Les Paul's longtime guitar tech Tom Doyle performs

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Man leads police on chase while handcuffed

A man led police on a chase to a cheering crowd along Ocean Boulevard in Myrtle Beach, S.C., on Sunday, all while in handcuffs. The officers had the suspect, whose name and charges were not available, in handcuffs and were about to put him on a gurney when he bolted.
Jessica Koscielniak McClatchy
Man leads police on chase while handcuffed 01:05

Man leads police on chase while handcuffed

Many gather on Bradenton Riverwalk for Memorial Day service 03:13

Many gather on Bradenton Riverwalk for Memorial Day service

Lakewood Ranch honors local veterans during annual Memorial Day parade 01:03

Lakewood Ranch honors local veterans during annual Memorial Day parade

Inspiration Academy graduates given personal charge 02:13

Inspiration Academy graduates given personal charge