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Regina’s Butter Biscuits

People travel long distances to eat Regina Charboneau’s biscuits. She built a blues club in San Francisco, called Biscuits and Blues, on their reputation. And in her hometown, Natchez, Miss., her biscuits are considered the best. She mixes traditional French culinary training with tricks passed on through generations of Southern bakers to create a layered,…

Chilled Pea-Mint Soup

Buttermilk-simmered peas, plenty of mint, a touch of salt: That’s it. The chef Daniel Patterson brought the recipe to The Times in 2007. It benefits mightily not just from the use of fresh peas, but from real, homemade buttermilk as well, “nothing like the cultured, processed stuff that goes by the same name,” he wrote….