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The Southerner’s Handbook

Arts & Culture

Ten Lively Southern Expressions

These phrases will have you grinning like a possum eating a sweet potato

The Southerner's Handbook

Homegrown Wisdom

A few words on Southern ingenuity

The Southerner's Handbook

How to Make Your Own BBQ Bitters

Your secret ingredient for the perfect Bloody Mary and more

The Southerner's Handbook

How to Accessorize

Five wardrobe essentials that add polish without primping

The Southerner's Handbook

How to Wear White Bucks

Sid Mashburn sets the standard (and the rules) for wearing these classic shoes

The Southerner's Handbook

How to Master the Pocket Square

A staple of old-school Southern dress code

The Southerner's Handbook

How to Mind Your Manners

The quandaries of Southern etiquette

The Southerner's Handbook

How to Build a Library

Five essential Southern books

The Southerner's Handbook

How to Find the Good Stuff

Elevate your antiquing to the next level

The Southerner's Handbook

How to Throw a Crawfish Boil

A one-pot Louisiana feast

The Southerner's Handbook

How to Tell a Great Story

The secrets of a Southern orator

The Southerner's Handbook

How to Find a Brook Trout Hole

Bring your flies, a pole, and a map

The Southerner's Handbook

How to Bet the Kentucky Derby

Secrets to betting on the greatest horse race of them all

The Southerner's Handbook

How to Grab a Frog Like a Cajun

Learn to do it the Atchafalaya Basin way

The Southerner's Handbook

How to Take Your Best Shot

The tricks to becoming a good shot

The Southerner's Handbook

How to Drink with Style

Drink like a Southerner

Food & Drink

How to Boil Peanuts

The Southern roadside staple

The Southerner's Handbook

How to Cook a Whole Hog

The art of a proper eighteen-hour pig roast

The Southerner's Handbook

How To Fry Chicken Skins

Expert tricks for preparing a perfectly crispy snack

The Southerner's Handbook

How to Make Devilish Deviled Eggs

A kicked-up version of the classic