Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Miss Janice Loves Taste of Gourmet

Southern Hospitality is alive and well in the South! What is Southern hospitality? Making guests feel comfortable and welcome in your home, showing generous kindness to guests, and sharing the best that you have with others. Hospitality is not something you have but something you give. What are some simple ways to show hospitality to others?

~Welcome a new neighbor with a gift
~Offer a nice beverage to workers in your home
~Taking a gift to your hostess
~Entertaining others in your home

If you've been reading my blog for sometime, you know that I love to entertain. I like to offer a "Friendship Gift" each month to guests who visit my home, and I always take a gift when I visit someone's home. My mama, Miss Pauline always said, "Never show up at someone's home empty-handed!" For this reason, the Taste of Gourmet company offers the most appropriate and best-tasting Southern food product gifts for Miss Janice!

About The Taste of Gourmet
In 1972 Evelyn and Tony Roughton opened the doors of The Antique Mall (out in the middle of a cotton field in the hot Mississippi Delta) and began importing 18th & 19th century country antiques from England. In 1976, to draw more customers out to the country, The Crown Tearoom was opened, serving lunch and afternoon tea. A few years ago The Crown Restaurant was moved into the quaint little downtown area of Indianola, Mississippi. The restaurant began to get quite a reputation for serving great food and their Southern hospitality. They were featured in Southern Living magazine, Cook's magazine, Food and Wine magazine, the New York Times, USA Today, Forbes, CNN, et cetera. They have also been featured on the Food Network's "Food Finds and Food Nation with Bobby Flay."

Years ago, I visited The Crown restaurant in downtown Indianola, Mississippi. The Crown is known by native Mississippians as a fabulous family-owned restaurant with great food...and, you can shop for cute Southern loot while waiting for your table. They offer books about the South, "Hey Y'all" tee shirts, salad dressings, bread mixes, pie mixes, soup mixes, dips, and other foods they prepare in the restaurant.

So...after a fabulous Southern meal and some shopping, I learned that they sell their food products through the family-owned company Taste of Gourmet. Well, this was a perfect match for Miss Janice! I love all the products offered--great Southern foods to prepare for my family and seasonal food gifts for new neighbors and hostesses throughout the year!

I am now happy to share these products and offer them to my friends and followers. Stay tuned for my "Taste of Gourmet" posts. You might want to take a moment now and browse through The Products Page You will certainly find that perfect product to give...making your gift Southern and making it memorable!

If you are in the Mississippi Delta, visit The Crown in downtown Indianola, Mississippi. Lunch is served from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday and they are open for shopping in the retail section from 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Call for details at 662.887.4522.

The Crown restaurant...when you want to eat like a King--or Queen! It's oh-so Southern y'all!!!


Beth Dunn said...

Wished I lived closer for some of your entertaining!

PAT said...

Lovely as usual Miss Janice.

I want to let you know Back Porch Musings is now at Typepad. I started a blog there very early this morning. Long story...

The blog there needs some fluffing. I didn't do much because, for the moment, all I need is an address for my readers. I have a post there, explaining the reasons for the move.

I've strolled around the land of blog, most of the day and I need to really stop for a nap!

I hope to see you at Typepad.

Tammy B said...

I want that piece of pie...NOW! I am going to have to check out their website.

Annemarie said...

New to your blog and just wanted to say hi- it is lovely. This post is just perfect. I love your tips for showing hospitality, especially the one about offering a nice beverage to a worker in your home. Recently we've been doing some work to ours and I think it's important to give those workers something, even if it's just a cold bottle of water. What surprises me most is when some will tell me they've never had someone offer them anything while working in a home. Hospitality is essential- thank you for reminding us of ways to keep it alive! xoxo

Annemarie said...

PS. With all that I forgot to say I'm following your gorgeous blog now :) Sorry the comment was so long! xo

highheeledlife said...

I'm always inspired when popping in for a visit to your wonderful corner of BlogLand.. can't wait for your "Taste of Gourmet" posts..XO HHL