White lily flour is widely used throughout the South. Made with only soft winter wheat, it is finer, lighter, and whiter than other types of flour and can be used to make everything from these biscuits to flaky piecrusts.
Succotash inspired this dish, which takes a delicious departure from the original. Shelled fresh cranberry beans have a meaty texture and a nutty flavor; corn cut from the cob adds sweetness. Okra gets a cornmeal coating that makes it almost croutonlike. Everything is tossed with lamb's quarter (an edible weed), baby spinach, basil leaves, and a mustard vinaigrette.
Our new take on a Southern comfort food has a surprise: It's not too good to be truly healthy. While the biscuits bake, the creamy chicken stew comes together in only 15 minutes. If the stew is too thick, thin it out with a little water.