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The Ultimate Southern Living Veggie Plate

If you’ve been inspired to make your own veggie plate after reading about our favorites across the South, try this recipe on for size, and take a look at our other favorites for compiling the perfect plate.

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Enter Our Southern Cake Book Giveaway

The Southern Living food team loves a great summer read, especially if it’s a cookbook. This is one we’re real proud of. It’s The Southern Cake Book, and if you tell us what your favorite cake-related memory is in the comments section below, you could have a chance to win it.

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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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The One Thing You Need In Your Fridge This Summer: Simple Syrup

Lock up your fixie. Put down your keys. You don’t have to venture out to the newest craft cocktail spot to find flavors like orange-tarrgaon, lavender-mint, strawberry-chile, and pineapple-basil.

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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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The Best Thing You’ll Ever Eat at the Beach

Fried Fish Sandwich with Spicy Mayonnaise The key to this fantastic summer sandwich is to use the freshest fish you can find. Use snapper, as the recipe suggests, or substitute grouper or flounder—most any flaky white fish will work.

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This Is How To Grill Veggies

Not all veggies are created equal when it comes to grill times. Use our handy chart, and next time you fire up your zucchini, peppers, or greens, you’ll know just what to do.

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Weird Fried Foods POWER RANKINGS

Recently, I played matchmaker between a crawfish teetotaler and a basket of fried crawfish tails. “They’re just kinda balls of fried,” remarked the unimpressed lunchmate. My mama would have fainted. Fried crawfish are her favorite fried food, and I suspect the “ball of fried” thing is exactly why.

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The South’s Cutest Couple: The Roses of The Peach Truck

The first time I met Stephen and Jessica Rose of The Peach Truck was on a hot June afternoon in a Nashville parking lot where they were selling Georgia peaches out of the back of their ’64 Jeep Gladiator. I knew right away that these two where special.

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Think Outside The Jar: 10 Surprising Things To Do With Duke’s

Everyone knows that mayo is great on sandwiches and in dips, but here are 10 ways to get creative with the South’s favorite condiment.

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