About Chris Hastings

Chris Hastings is chef of the nationally celebrated Hot and Hot Fish Club in Birmingham, Alabama, which he owns with his wife, Idie. In 2012, the James Beard Foundation named Chris the Best Chef in the South.
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Roll Tide

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Chris Hastings shares why tailgating is powerful. He believes it connects us to our children, ...Read More

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Hot and Hot Southern Fan Fare

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James Beard Award winning and football loving Chef Chris Hastings of the Hot and Hot ...Read More

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Creamy Shrimp & Crimson Grits with Country Ham

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Chris Hastings serves shrimp and grits every night at his restaurant, and this recipe is ...Read More

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Pork Shoulder Sandwiches with BBQ Sauce and Coleslaw

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Warm pieces of pork, combined with the crunch of the fresh cole slaw, and the ...Read More

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Apple, Almond, and Endive Salad

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The ingredients may sound a little complicated, but put them in a salad together and ...Read More

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Game-Day Punch

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We drink this when we tailgate -- which is how we came up with the ...Read More

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Sweet Potato Fried Pie with Fixin’s

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A seasonal treat that is topped with Spiced Pecan Anglaise, Cinnamon Ice Cream, and Pecan ...Read More

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Turning the Tide

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Chris and Tim shared their experience of those days after the oil spill like they ...Read More

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Chef Chris Hastings’ Blue Crab Dashi with Pig Skin Noodles

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Chef Chris Hastings of the Hot and Hot Fish Club in Birmingham, Alabama, makes another ...Read More

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Chris Hastings’ Blue Crab Gazpacho

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Chef Chris Hastings makes a blue crab gazpacho with local vegetables and basil, accented with ...Read More

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Chef Chris Hastings’ Blue Crab Salad and Warm Avocado Sandwich

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As part of our "Road to the Recipe" series, Chef Chris Hastings of Hot and ...Read More