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Arts & Culture

A Forgotten Vanderbilt Finally Gets Her Due

Novelist Therese Anne Fowler, who brought Zelda Fitzgerald to life in her 2013 best-seller, Z, now turns her attention to another fascinating Southern woman: Alva Vanderbilt

Arts & Culture

What Southerners Keep

A new book collects stories of the items that could never be left behind

Food & Drink

Shoofly Pie with Sorghum

A Southern take on the Amish country classic

Food & Drink

Peanut Brittle with Sorghum

Brian Noyes of Red Truck Bakery in Marshall, Virginia, shares a recipe rooted in sweet family memories


Your Fall Concert Cheat Sheet

Ten artists you need to hear live, all coming soon to a Southern venue near you

Good Dog Photo Contest

Meet the Good Dogs: This Week’s Comebacks

Time is running out to enter the 2018 Good Dog Photo Contest—but these underdogs prove there’s still time to lead the pack

Food & Drink

Molasses Cookies

Brian Noyes of Red Truck Bakery in Marshall, Virginia, shares the perfect sweet treat to greet (or conjure) cold weather

Food & Drink

Pan-Fried Artichoke Heart Salad

Salty olives, crispy browned garlic, and loads of caramelized onions elevate this flavor-packed dish


Martini: Classic Cocktail with a Southern Twist

An Italian bartender in Miami shares a world-famous London version of the universally beloved (and argued-about) cocktail

Food & Drink

Succotash Stew

A new cookbook shows how to upgrade the beloved Southern side dish to a hearty main event

Home & Garden

New Life for Old Chairs

A bold Southern makeover done right

Food & Drink

How to Make a Roux

In this excerpt from his new book Chasing the Gator, Louisiana chef and restaurant owner Isaac Toups demystifies a key component of good Cajun cooking

Food & Drink

Where Reading and Eating Meet

At the upcoming Southern Foodways Alliance fall symposium—the first in ten years that’s open to the public—literature is on the menu

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Arts & Culture

October Reading List

Fall brings extra servings of cookbooks, historic novels, stirring biographies, and a secret garden book you’ll want to spend an afternoon paging through

Food & Drink

Dirty Rice

Chef Isaac Toups dishes on a Cajun mainstay


The Zombie: Classic Cocktail with a Southern Twist

This drink fueled the mid-twentieth-century tiki craze. But the original recipe was lost for decades—until a New Orleans cocktail historian decoded it

Food & Drink

Chef-Approved Tailgating Essentials

Chris Hastings of Birmingham’s Hot and Hot Fish Club and OvenBird shares his must-haves for game day

The Whole Hog Podcast

Robert Earl Keen: The Road Goes on Forever

Season 3, Episode 7: The singer/songwriter and Texas native takes us through his songbook and recounts the stories behind “Five Pound Bass,” “Merry Christmas From the Family,” “Corpus Christi Bay,” and many more

Hurricane Florence

Days Later, New Flood Dangers from Florence

Three rivers swollen from the hurricane’s record rains meet in one spot: Georgetown, South Carolina. Here’s how the town is preparing

My Town

Vince Dooley’s Athens, Georgia

The legendary University of Georgia football coach and his wife, Barbara, share their recommendations for a perfect day in the Classic City