Whitney Wright

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5 Tips for U-Pick Success

If you need a reason to get off the couch, end a reality TV marathon and trade the hum of the air conditioner for summer’s chorus of crickets, here it is: it’s U-Pick season! U-Picks are a one-stop opportunity to get a great deal on killer produce, support a local business and catch some rays while you work.

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5 Reasons to Brake for Roadside Stands

No region has mastered the roadside stand like ours. From boiled peanuts to sun-ripened peaches to made-to-order po’boys, our highways and byways boast an astonishing variety of just-picked, hand-canned, fresh-caught, hot-fried foods.

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This Is The Prettiest Pie You’ll Ever Make

Looking to turn heads? We suggest you put on a twirly dress, slap on some lipstick, and walk into a party carrying our juicy homemade Honey-Balsamic-Blueberry lattice-topped pie (dress and lipstick are optional) that graces the cover of the June issue.

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The Ultimate Brownie Sandwich

As the temps creep past 90°, the maximally portable, easy-to-eat ice cream sandwich is our pick for the coolest dessert on the street.

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The Slim Down South Cookbook Giveaway!

Can Southern food be satisfying and healthy? You bet your biscuits! Check out The Slim Down South Cookbook, a new book written by registered dietitian and award-winning journalist Carolyn O’Neil. The cookbook serves up delicious recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks while teaching you an easy-to-follow philosophy for living a healthy lifestyle down here in Dixie. Here’s a peek into the […]

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Georgia Heritage Treasured Recipes

Today’s Community Cookbook: Georgia Heritage Treasured Recipes (Copyright 1979 by The National Society of Colonial Dames of America; Printed by Wimmer Brothers Fine Printing & Lithography, Memphis, TN) Since 1928 the Georgia Colonial Dames have preserved and maintained the Andrew Low House, their historic headquarters, on Lafayette Square in Savannah. This impressive cookbook (it boasts hundreds of classic Southern recipes […]

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Mountain Cooking

Today’s Community Cookbook: Mountain Cooking by John Parris (Copyright 1978; Citizen-Times Publishing Company, Asheville, NC) Okay, it doesn’t feature a spiral spine. And it was written by a professional writer. But we still claim John Parris’ Mountain Cooking as a beloved community cookbook because it captures the authentic soul of a region through storied recipes. Parris, a longtime columnist for […]

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Great Cooks Rise…with the May River Tide

Today’s Community Cookbook: Great Cooks Rise…with the May River Tide (Copyright 2001 by The Church of the Cross Episcopal Women, Bluffton, SC; Printed by The Wimmer Companies, Memphis, TN) Judging by the region’s prolific output of spiral bounds in the last 100 years, coastal South Carolina and Georgia are fertile ground for community cookbooks. Do Lowcountry cooks have more to […]

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Splendor in the Bluegrass: A Cookbook by the Junior League of Louisville

Today’s Community Cookbook: Splendor in the Bluegrass, A Cookbook by the Junior League of Louisville (Copyright 2000. Printed by Favorite Recipes Press, Nashville, TN) For a true sense of place, start first with the book’s Old Kentucky Bourbon Marinade, a recipe for grilled beef, pork, or chicken so versatile that we call it the little black dress of marinades. This […]

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Out of the Skillet: Old Southern Recipes

Today’s Community Cookbook: Out of the Skillet: Old Southern Recipes (Copyright 1947. Published by St. Anne’s Guild of The Parish of Christ Church, Holly Springs, MS). This little book is a marvelous look into recipes or “receipts” that have been adapted only so that “modern conveniences such as stoves with adjustable controls” can be used.  Sprinkled between illustrations of historic […]

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