15th Anniversary

Top Hits: Our Most Clicked-on Stories of All Time

From the origins of a famous Southern sandwich to a beloved Alabama anthem, check out these timeless online fan-favorites from G&G

illustration: STEVE BRODNER

Thirty Years of Steel Magnolias
The untold story of what would become one of the most beloved touchstones of Southern culture. Read more.

photo: Peter Frank Edwards

How Sean Brock Makes Pimento Cheese

The James Beard Award-winning chef shares a recipe from his new cookbook. Read more.


Why Do We Eat Black-Eyed Peas on New Year’s Day?
James Beard Award-winning author Adrian Miller shares his family recipe for the New Year’s Day staple. Read more.

The Story behind ‘Sweet Home Alabama’

Gary Rossington—at age 63, the sole living original member who still plays with the band—on Lynyrd Skynyrd’s place in Southern music history. Read more.

PB & Mayo: The Forgotten Southern Sandwich

Through the hardships of the Great Depression and the lean years that followed, peanut butter and mayonnaise kept many struggling households afloat. Read more.