I’d been warned she always arrives early: ten minutes before is her “on time.” So I showed up an hour in advance. And waited, sweating, in a worn rocking chair on the back porch of bluegrass legend Jim Lauderdale’s Nashville house. I knew she had arrived even before I saw the blond locks of her wig or the silhouette of […]
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There’s no better pairing than Champagne and fried chicken—and not just because it’s the perfect mix of high and low we Southerners love so much.
Today, the world—the family—of Southern food lost a beloved patriarch. John Egerton, author of Southern Food: At Home, On the Road, In History, died early this morning of a heart attack at the age of 78. John’s legacy can’t be overstated. As a writer, he challenged his audience to examine powerful topics of race and community. And his love affair […]