We recently asked Marlana Walters, owner of The Everyday Gourmet in Jackson, about Mississippi dining trends and what products — from pottery to food — seem to be selling well.
From Yazoo City’s Mississippi Cheese Straws and Starkville’s Dix Fried Green Tomato Salsa to Knock-You-Naked Margarita Mix made in Natchez — you’ll find a variety of Mississippi-made items that some people can’t live without.
“Some people can’t travel out of town without a box of cheese straws,” Walters said. “The most important thing to me is that we don’t sell anything that we haven’t tried, tasted and think is really good, because just because you have a recipe doesn’t always mean that everyone is going to like it.
“We’re very interested in beautiful things, whether it’s selling the plate or what you put on it.”