A Southern Focus

A Louisiana Tobacco Tradition

By Jed PortmanA Southern FocusDecember 13, 2012

These days, a person can buy barrel-aged condiments, cocktails, and beer. Harder to come by, though, is barrel-aged tobacco. Louisiana’s perique tobacco is not just barrel-aged. It is stemmed, barreled, and then pressurized, which squeezes juice from the tobacco. Over the course of a year or so, the juice and leaves ferment into a dark and spicy product

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Bonus Photos from our Dec/Jan Issue

By The EditorsA Southern FocusDecember 12, 2012

Often when we send an issue of Garden & Gun off to print there are several photos we wish we could have included. As usual, that was the case with our most recent December/January issue. So we've picked ten of our favorites that couldn't make it to print to share with you online. Enjoy!

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And We Have a Winner

By The EditorsA Southern FocusNovember 30, 2012

The results of our caption contest are in, and have confirmed, as usual, that we have some awfully clever readers. You all made it tough to pick just one winner

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Caption Contest: Win Free G&G Goodies!

By The EditorsA Southern FocusNovember 28, 2012

No matter what type of dog you own chances are you've witnessed a scene similar to the one captured in the photo below. Certainly this Plott hound was after something special. Or maybe nothing at all. Some of you may remember the image from our Good Dog Photo Contest.

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Crusade for Collecting

By Maggie KennedyA Southern FocusNovember 20, 2012

Gallery owner Jennifer Schwartz wants to see more art collectors in the world. So she's hitting the road for a ten-city tour on which she hopes to cultivate art enthusiasts from Atlanta to San Francisco.

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The Makers Project

By The EditorsA Southern FocusOctober 26, 2012

Atlanta-born photographer Jennifer Causey knows a thing or two about the creative process. Now based in Brooklyn, New York, Causey is a professional lifestyle photographer. Her work has appeared in numerous national publications including this month’s issue of Garden & Gun (Roanoke City Portrait).

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One Night Stand in Oxford

By Maggie KennedyA Southern FocusOctober 16, 2012

If you’re anywhere near Oxford, MS, this Saturday, October 20, check into the 7th Annual One Night Stand at the Ole Miss Motel presented by Amelia, The Yoknapatawpha Arts Council, and The Motel Art Show.

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On the Road with Peter Frank Edwards

By The EditorsA Southern FocusSeptember 26, 2012

The average person would cringe at the thought of traveling to 11 cities in 6 days. But not G&G contributing photographer Peter Frank Edwards. While discussing the photo shoot for the recent “Good Eats” feature in our October/November 2012 issue, we offered to have another photographer cover some of the cities. But to Edwards, the thought of 11 cities in 6 days wasn’t daunting; it was exactly what he wanted. “I live for this stuff,” he said. So, 6 flights, 2 rental cars, 4 cab rides, 7 hotels, and 3,800 miles later, he successfully completed his whirlwind trip around the South, having photographed 10 of Dixie’s best dishes. To get a taste of what a trip like this would be like, we’re taking you behind the scenes, giving you a day-by-day run-down of this Southern adventure and showing you the pictures that came out of it.

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Artist Spotlight: Dan Winters

By The EditorsA Southern FocusSeptember 13, 2012

Texas-based photographer and G&G contributor Dan Winters is best known for his stark celebrity portraits—having trained his lens on everyone from Hollywood heavyweights such as Meryl Streep and Morgan Freeman to legendary athletes like Michael Jordan and Jack Nicklaus. But his full body of work is a diverse mash-up that includes stars, yes, but also Texas gang members, women in the military, iconic American cities, NASA’s final shuttle launches, floral anatomy, and the life-cycle of honeybees.

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Happy Birthday, Po' Monkey

By Maggie KennedyA Southern FocusAugust 23, 2012

This Friday, August 24, Willie Seaberry is celebrating his 72nd  birthday. Most of the world knows him simply as Po’ Monkey, the proprietor of his namesake juke joint in Merigold, Mississippi.

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