Daily Shot

Guide to the Southeastern Wildlife Expo

By Elizabeth HutchisonThe Sporting SouthJanuary 30, 2015

Each February, we watch from our office windows in Charleston as the big white tents go up across the street in Marion Square. For three days (February 13-15), the annual Southeastern Wildlife Exposition is as close to an outdoorsman’s paradise as you’ll find this side of a duck blind. There are birds-of-prey demos, fly-casting classes, decoy carvers, duck call makers, wild game cooking lessons, art shows, guides, gear, book signings, lectures, fine gun shops, shopping, dining, and drinking. And dogs—lots and lots of good dogs. Working your way through that kind of lineup is a pretty daunting task, so we went ahead and did it for you.

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Gravy Podcast: The Jemima Code

By Jed PortmanGood EatsJanuary 29, 2015

After Toni Tipton-Martin took a job writing about food and cookbooks at the Los Angeles Times, she realized that none of the books in her office were written by black cooks. Then, a chance encounter with a decades-old volume introduced her to a whole genre of little-known recipe books that bring to life generations of women dismissed in later histories as the help. “In the late eighteenth century, you’re able to see that they possessed a technical and organizational, managerial-type skill set that no one attributes to slaves,” she says.

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Field Report: New Shotguns at SHOT Show

By Irwin GreensteinThe Sporting SouthJanuary 29, 2015

The SHOT Show, held January 20-23 in Las Vegas, is like candyland for hunters and firearms aficionados, with 12½ miles of aisles hosting some 1,600 exhibitors for industry folks and a few lucky journalists, it’s the place to see and test new guns, including a number of new shotguns for field and clays. These were a few of my favorites:

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Southern Pantry: Lindera Farms Vinegars

By Jed PortmanGood EatsJanuary 28, 2015

Dine at Per Se, one of the best-known restaurants in New York City, and you could taste a splash of the Old Dominion on your plate. That same Lindera Farms vinegar might grace dishes at any number of restaurants below the Mason-Dixon line: Minibar in Washington, D.C., Husk in Charleston, or Rhubarb in Asheville, to list just a few prominent examples.

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Social Media, Southern Style: The Peak of Chic

By Haskell HarrisBelle DecorJanuary 27, 2015

“Southern style has always been relevant,” says Atlanta-based blogger Jennifer Boles, of The Peak of Chic. “It melds the best of the past with what’s new and modern today. It is rooted in history, yet updated for our modern way of living. I think that sense of nostalgia is always appealing.”

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