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Southern Culture – Bourbon Heritage

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I firmly believe that every self respecting American (Southerners this especially applies to you)  should keep a little bourbon tucked away for all occasions.  I actually learned this from my grandmother who would always keep a little Jim Beam hidden away,in a trunk no less, for cooking.  Bourbon is the signature flavor of the South, more so than Sweet Tea.  Why?  Because Bourbon was here first, it’s our Southern heritage; sacred, guarded and often the secret ingredient in many generation’s finest recipes.

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Southern Culture – The MoonPie

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There is a Mardi Gras tradition that you won’t find in New Orleans.  All along parade routes from Mobile,AL to Pass Christian, MS you’ll find krewes of revelers, riding floats, throwing beads and trinkets along with some delicious Southern sweets.  Of course I’m referring to the ubiquitous MoonPie.  A unique Southern food that has been enjoyed for a century, still made where it all began right here in the South.  Here’s a look at this wonderful, bite sized, sweet.

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