We're giving you a detailed look into what's inside our Nashville Hot Chicken gift set and the dish that inspired it.
Nashville-style Hot Chicken is the Music City’s claim to fame and it's hotter than ever. Chances are, you’ve heard of Hot Chicken on a television commercial for new additions to chain restaurant menus like O'Charley's and KFC. Hot Chicken specialty restaurants have even opened in cities around the country such as New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, and Birmingham.
But the birthplace and the true home of Hot Chicken is Nashville, Tennessee. Thought to be the original Hot Chicken restaurant, Prince's Hot Chicken Shack has been serving up the hot stuff since the 1930’s. In fact, the James Beard Foundation recently gave Prince’s Chicken Shack an American Classic Award for inventing the dish.
The classic Hot Chicken dish is served on white bread with pickles. We've adapted to a new twist on the Classic Hot Chicken dish by pairing another Southern favorite, buttermilk biscuits, with a Nashville-made Hot Chicken seasoning and Sweet & Spicy pickles.
You’ll find everything you need in this Nashville Hot Chicken gift set complete with the recipe and history of the dish inside a cookbook from local Nashville resident, chef, and writer Timothy Davis. Each set includes:
Hot Chicken Cookbook
Food is great; food with a story is better. Food with a story you haven’t heard before is best of all. Entrenched in the city’s history , Nashville Hot Chicken is an addiction of sweet, spicy salvation to those we’ve had it. In The Hot Chicken Cookbook, Timothy Charles Davis, a Nashville resident and Hot Chicken devotee, traces the dish’s origins back to the 1930’s and follows the trail to its white-hot buzz of today. Featuring over two dozen recipes from the finest Hot Chicken restaurants in Nashville and beyond, The Hot Chicken Cookbook tells the tale of Music City’s fiery bird going global to influence a world of chefs and eaters.
J.M. Thomason Hot Chicken Seasoning Blend
Many of Nashville's own restaurants use this locally blended spice for their Hot Chicken recipe and packaged in a uniquely designed gift tin, it makes for the ideal way to perfect your own recipe at home. (Apply generously at your own risk!)
Sea Salt & Buttermilk Biscuit Mix from Nashville's Forge South
This locally made biscuit mix lets you make full-sized, soft, delicious Southern biscuits at home with ease.
Sweet & Spicy Pickles from Southern Delights
No Hot Chicken dish is complete without pickles. We’ve included our favorite locally made sweet and spicy pickles with a crisp crunch from Southern Delights here in Nashville. Add one or two to your dish to top off your perfect dish.
The ultimate gift for foodies, Hot Chicken fans, or your own at-home cook in the kitchen, we hope they’ll learn to love this iconic Nashville dish as much as we do!
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