April 28th, 2011
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It's no secret that we love Southern food 'round these parts, and what's more, we love the people who've made it their life's work.

In light of last night's devastating storms across the South, we want to know how you're doing and what we can to to help. Please use the comments thread below to connect, and we'll do our best to get the word out and update this post throughout the day.

Follow us @eatocracy for even more updates. You're in our thoughts.

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Some potentially helpful links (we'll keep adding as they come in):
CNN Impact Your World | Feeding America | Animals Lost & Found | Hands on Birmingham | Southern Foodways Alliance | American Red Cross | Alabama Food Banks | Toomers for Tuscaloosa on Facebook | Register as Safe and Well via the Red Cross

– Birmingham's @MagicCityPost has a list of local resources and ways to help: Tornadoes kill dozens across Alabama; now is the time to help

– From our friend, chef and pitmaster Drew Robinson, who is based in Birmingham, Alabama, via Twitter: "RT @jimdunaway: Everyone asking how to help. Tuscaloosa Mayor Walt Maddox tells me # for volunteers. 205-561-4169. Text REDCROSS to 90999 for $10 donation"

– Brittany Turner of Legislative Barbie is compiling a list of Tuscaloosa Tornado Relief Efforts

– The good people of Blackberry Farm are offering relief and shelter to those who very much need it right now.

A few of our favorite Alabama chefs on Twitter: Christopher Hastings of Hot and Hot Fish Club | Drew Robinson of Jim 'N Nick's Bar-B-Q | Dreamland BBQ

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  1. Rihana

    Chandra Posted on Love it! Glad I had a chance to run with you the other day! Helped me to get back on track while I was up there! Know that you keep me isrpined!

    December 23, 2012 at 5:26 pm |
  2. Ashley Howe


    April 28, 2011 at 4:27 pm |
    • Kat Kinsman

      If you have any local links, please send them and we'll happily share.

      April 28, 2011 at 5:05 pm |
  3. Wade Kwon

    Thank you for linking to Magic City Post and to all the ways your readers can help us in our greatest time of need.

    April 28, 2011 at 2:19 pm |
    • Kat Kinsman

      Let us know what we can do. We may not be on the ground, but we do have a mighty big megaphone.

      April 28, 2011 at 6:58 pm |
  4. Brittany Turner

    I'm compiling information on relief efforts at http://legislativebarbie.blogspot.com/2011/04/tuscaloosa-tornado-relief-efforts.html

    Being updated constantly.

    April 28, 2011 at 1:37 pm |
    • Kat Kinsman

      Thank you! I added it to the list.

      April 28, 2011 at 1:43 pm |
      • Brittany Turner

        Thank YOU! I know it's hard when people don't have a centralized place to get information.

        April 28, 2011 at 1:57 pm |
  5. RichardHead@InfenitelyAwsomeGeorgiaPeach

    Just checking on YOU and hope all is well. And NO,I didn't find the recipe. Grrrrr!

    April 28, 2011 at 8:54 am |
    • Queen of Everything@GP

      FYI: Richard never had the recipe to begin with, it's just a line he uses to pick up chicks. Ha! Ha! On a more serious note, hope you and yours made it through okay.

      April 28, 2011 at 9:02 am |
      • Georgia Peach@QoE

        Thanks!! We're all ok :)

        April 28, 2011 at 11:50 am |
        • Sameer

          Gotta love the freedom to own guns!!! This isn't toaltly the Land of the Free but it's got its advantages. It's just a shame too many people screw up advantages like by blowing people away with guns. If anyone's anti-gun they also ought to be anti-baseball bat 'cause those kill people, too. So do cars. And box cutters... if anyone's anti-gun they sure as heck ought to be anti-car 'cause that can be used as a weapon and ought to also be anti-box cutter 'cause even worse than using a car to murder someone a box cutter can be used to help turn a jetliner into a missile.yes, yes, we surely ought to ban cars and baseball bats and box cutters in this America, just as guns ought to be banned. they can all be used as a weapon to kill from one person to almost 3,000. Let's take away our freedom to own shoes with shoelaces which can be used to strangle a person. I am hereby calling on all Senators to see this through. In fact, why don't we all lock ourselves up in our own personal jails with no physical interaction at all because afterall, one's hands can be used as a deadly weapon, too.

          December 23, 2012 at 12:17 am |
    • Georgia Peach@Super Awesome RH

      Thanks for checking on me! :) Everything is fine...we had a lot of rain and some tornado watches, but nothing touched down close to me. How are you?

      Still no recipe?! I think Queen is right that it's just a line you use to pick up chicks ;)

      April 28, 2011 at 11:49 am |
      • RichardHead@InfenitelyAwsomeGeorgiaPeach

        Glad all is well. I only pick up chicks during Easter time.

        April 28, 2011 at 11:53 am |
      • Georgia Peach@Super Duper Awesome RH

        The ones covered in chocolate??

        April 28, 2011 at 12:17 pm |
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