Readers’ favorite stories published on gardenandgun.com this year included pieces about horses that fly first class, a strong-willed sea turtle named Voldemort, iconic Southern rockers, beloved Southern authors, and a taste test only a Southerner could pass. Here are twenty of the most-viewed stories of the year:
Food and Drink
Twenty top Southern chefs participate in a blind tasting to determine the best brand—and the winner may surprise you.
Nashville’s Biscuit Love chef shares his go-to recipe.
This drink goes down a lot easier than the egregious non-call at the Superdome did.
Birmingham chef Julie Grimes’s deep-dish version of the summertime classic.
Including the time Johnny Van Zant yelled out a request for it at a Cher show.
The iconic song, recorded on his first solo tour, was reissued this year.
The documentarian talked to G&G about his latest project.
Two dozen recent arrivals that feel like they’ve been around forever—in a good way.
The formerly landlocked author is now at home in his little piece of paradise.
Load up the car for trips to Southern getaways that have beckoned guests for generations.
A look at how some Thoroughbreds travel first class to the Kentucky Derby.
Behind the scenes of a nearly yearlong journey to nurse an injured sea turtle back home.
A marine’s account of the best gift a dog could have given him.
Books and Authors
Dorothea Benton Frank and Anne Rivers Siddons told stirring stories of the South, and proclaimed the power of a triple name—an ode to the two authors by their friends and peers Mary Alice Monroe and Patti Callahan Henry.
It all started at a party in Birmingham in 1995.
A hands-on farming and forestry program in the author’s Kentucky county—and the tuition is free.
Don’t do 16-minute videos, they say. Don’t cut a thing when Carla Hall is in front of the camera, we say.
The fascinating fascinators of Churchill Downs.
The top dogs in our annual contest.
Some of the cutest puppers you’ll ever see.