Because You’re Mine by Rea Frey

by Angela Zontek   Rea Frey’s latest novel hits the ground running so fast, it almost launched out of my hands. The first page doesn’t just hook you, it reaches out, grabs you by the collar, and pulls you into a desperate woman’s trek up a perilous mountainside in the dark. Because You're Mine made my … Continue reading Because You’re Mine by Rea Frey

We’re Reading Shining: Ole Smoky Moonshine Family Cookbook by Jessi Baker

by Chika Gujarathi Jessi Baker’s Shining isn’t just an amalgamation of spot-on recipes, but also a delicious lesson in Appalachian history and what can happen when one follows their heart’s calling. Inspired by the history of making moonshine, Shining links the roots of early Scottish and Irish settlers in the mountains of Appalachia, distilling spirits … Continue reading We’re Reading Shining: Ole Smoky Moonshine Family Cookbook by Jessi Baker

We’re Reading The Peach Truck Cookbook by Jessica Rose and Stephen Rose

by Angela Garrison Zontek In their first cookbook, Jessica and Stephen Rose ask readers to consider what peaches mean to them. For me, peaches mean all the wonders of a hot Georgia summer—bare feet, lightning bugs in mason jars, and lazy afternoons at the farmer’s market. I grew up eating peaches off the tree, whole … Continue reading We’re Reading The Peach Truck Cookbook by Jessica Rose and Stephen Rose

Three Southern Lifestyle Podcasts You Should Be Listening To Right Now

Podcasts are everywhere. Aren't they great? And there's something for everyone, including waxing poetic about the south. That's one of our favorite topics if you can't tell. And so, we found some of the best podcasts around that discuss some of our favorite subjects: southern food, southern culture, entrepreneurs living and working in the south, … Continue reading Three Southern Lifestyle Podcasts You Should Be Listening To Right Now

Author Jenny Hale Explores The Common Culture Of The South

by Jenny Hale   The south is full of stories and people who like to tell them. That’s not to say that those in other locations don’t have stories to tell, but there’s something about living in the south that sparks my creativity and makes a narrative come alive for me. Maybe it’s the fact … Continue reading Author Jenny Hale Explores The Common Culture Of The South