Style Icon: Gena Knox

People November 12th, 2013

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As we approach the holidays, food is on the brain. So who better than to be this week’s Style Icon than the lovely Gena Knox? Gena’s Fire & Flavor is a family of brands based in Athens, GA that is committed to healthy and flavorful products for everyday cooking & grilling. Founded by husband-and-wife team Davis and Gena Knox, Fire & Flavor helps make gourmet cooking, simple and healthy. We love their all natural seasonings and brines (turkey anyone?) and wooden grilling planks. Enjoy Gena’s picks for the holidays!

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Grilling Plank & Belle Chevre Gift Box – Tasia makes fabulous goat cheese and I love pairing this one with the smokiness of the grilling plank.  I always impress dinner guests with this!

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Sweet Grass Dairy Green Hill cheese – I pair this with Sallie’s Greatest Fig Spread on my cheese platters.  Everyone loves this cheese!

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Sallie’s Greatest Fig ,Vidalia, and a Rosemary Jam – see above.

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Callie’s Biscuits Holiday Sampler – I often times send Callie’s Biscuits as thank you gifts for folks that don’t often get homemade southern biscuits.  I have never had any complaints – they always want more.

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William Yeoward Country Carafes – I love William Yeoward’s crystal and these carafe’s are gorgeous – the prefect size and aren’t too fancy so we can use them any night of the week.

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Turkish T linen Hand Towels – Love Turkish T… I am a sucker for nice linens.

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Julia B. Coral and White Cocktail Napkins – These napkins add a beautiful pop of color to any table.  The vintage looking monogram is classic.

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My Drap Cocktail Napkins on a roll – I always buy these by the roll.  They are perfect for tailgates or picnic lunches.  I have never been a fan of paper napkins and no one ever knows these are paper – they look and feel like fine linens.

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Fire & Flavor Gourmet Turkey Brine Kit – Brining is hands down the best way to add flavor and amazing moisture to turkey.  I created this recipe and maple brown sugar rub – the kit includes everything you need to brine a turkey (including a leak proof brining bag).  It truly makes roasting a turkey foolproof.

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Petite Trousseau Ava Dress in Pink Plaid –  I love sweet, old school clothes for my kids.  This little dress is a must have for my Genevieve.

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Busy Bees Jack Classic Shortall  –  Sweet, classic short all for my boy, Neely.  I love the red piping.

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John Wayne Spice Rub Gift Set – The ultimate gift/stocking stuffer for the man in your life.  I use the chicken rub at least 4 nights a week on anything from a roasted chicken to salmon or trout.  Who does not like John Wayne?

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Schermer Pecans –  I am a sucker for Georgia Pecans.  They make every dish spectacular!

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Southern My Way:  Food & Family Cookbook – My new cookbook should be on everyone’s Christmas list this year.  The photos are over the top, recipes are a healthier approach to Southern Food (except the desserts of course!), and best of all – the recipes are simple, go-to recipes to use any day of the week.  It is a beautiful book that will make any food lover smile.

About Julia Reed

Julia Reed is a columnist at Garden & Gun magazine and a contributing editor at Elle Décor. She also contributes to The Wall Street Journal, Architectural Digest, and The New York Times, and makes frequent appearances on MSNBC. She is the author of five books, including But Mama Always Put Vodka in the Sangria, Adventures in Eating, Drinking and Making Merry and One Man’s Folly, The Exceptional Houses of Furlow Gatewood.

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