Category Archives: Southern life

Sweet Sounds from the Street

Street music can be really sweet music. The other day, my wife and I took the MARTA to the Woodruff Center for the Arts here in Atlanta, where our granddaughter would be singing and acting in a series of fractured … Continue reading

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Finding a Meal with a Side of Romance at the Waffle House

Dixie has always demonstrated a dichotomy when it comes to its men and romance. On one hand, ¬†you have the chivalric, courtly charms of the Southern gentleman as embodied in such characters as Ashley Wilkes in Gone with the Wind. … Continue reading

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It’s Always Warmer in the South

During this Presidential election year, we are being bombarded with the results of polls, surveys, and group interviews. So, in that spirit of questioning, I decided to find the answer to a question that is, at least to me, much … Continue reading

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Okra: Love It or Leave It?

While the phrase “meat and three” might confound a Northerner, a Southerner would know immediately what you are talking about – an entree of a meat dish (usually fried, barbecued, and/or smothered in gravy) with 3 side dishes, often accompanied … Continue reading

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Speaking Blountly, Always Leave Room for Pie

Can a book talk make you hungry? Well, if it’s the recent food forum featuring noted Atlanta chef and former Top Chef contestant Kevin Gillespie discussing Roy Blount Jr.’s new book Save Room for Pie: Food Songs and Chewy Ruminations¬†with … Continue reading

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Chewing Down on Hamburger Week

I realize when I started Southern Roots Run Deep, I promised that if I wrote about food it would have to be southern. But this was just too good an opportunity to waste. The magazine Creative Loafing, along with the … Continue reading

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