The Southerner's Handbook: A Guide to Living the Good Life

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Harper Collins, Oct 29, 2013 - Reference - 304 pages
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Whether you live below the Mason Dixon Line or just wish you did, The Southerner’s Handbook is your guide to living the good life. Curated by the editors of the award-winning Garden & Gun magazine, this compilation of more than 100 instructional and narrative essays offers a comprehensive tutorial to modern-day life in the South.

From Food and Drink to Sporting & Adventure; Home & Garden to Style, Arts & Culture, you'll discover essential skills and unique insight from some of the South’s finest writers, chefs, and craftsmen—including the secret to perfect biscuits, how to wear seersucker, and to the right way to fall off of a horse.

You'll also find: Roy Blount Jr. on telling a great story; Julia Reed on the secrets of throwing a great party; Jonathan Miles on drinking like a Southerner; Jack Hitt on the beauty of cooking a whole hog; John T Edge on why Southern food matters; and much more.

As flavorful, authentic, and irresistible as the land and the people who inspire it, The Southerner's Handbook is the ultimate guide to being a Southerner (no matter where you live).

 

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Contents

Why Southern Food Matters So Much by John T Edge
Supreme Sausage Gravy
Mind over Mollusk
The Souths Dessert
A Mess of Greens
Wear a Square
Get Invited Back
The Art of Goodbye by Donovan Webster
For the BirdWatchers
Southern Sporting Dogs
Rules of the Road Trip by Daniel Wallace
The Perfect Tomato
Stocking Your Home Library
Man vs Weed by Roy Blount
Five Essential Venues
How to Talk Faulkner

Raise Your
The One and Only Mint Julep by Jonathan Miles
Bitters Barbecued
Dove Moves
Be a Better Derby Bettor
Instructions in the Blues
Index
The Southerners Cookbook
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Garden & Gun is a national magazine that covers the best of the South, including its sporting culture, food, music, art, and literature, and its people and their ideas. The magazine has won numerous awards for journalism, design, and overall excellence, and its two previous books, The Southerner's Handbook and Good Dog, were New York Times bestsellers.

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