Dust off your Seersucker suit, your favorite bow tie, and ladies, don’t forget your over the top hat, it’s Kentucky Derby weekend. The Kentucky Derby is a southern tradition, celebrating the running of the thoroughbreds,reaching back to 1875. A classic parade of southern culture, style and Kentucky cuisine. It’s always a great occasion to muddle some fresh mint and yell for your favorite horse and jockey.
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I couldn’t tackle buttermilk biscuits without first consulting the Queen of Southern Breakfast: MawMaw
Of course she was tickled to hear from her favorite granddaughter-in-law and very excited that I was attempting to make a Southern breakfast of my own for her favorite grandson. After some catching up, she got down to business and told me that I couldn’t make biscuits without self-rising flour (and her blackberry jam, but we are all out). She said that one could do with regular flour, baking soda, and baking powder – but she never uses it, nor does she know how much of each to use. SO, just when I thought I was raring and ready to go, I had to rush to the grocery store to pick up some self-rising flour.
I couldn’t believe I almost messed up my challenge before I had even started!
Mardi Gras, in the South, signals the opening of my second favorite season, crawfish season (football season would be a southerner’s first favorite). These tasty little mud dwellers have been a part of southern history since the merging of Native American and European culture in Louisiana centuries ago. Throwing a crawfish boil is a rich Southern Tradition that brings comfort food and friends together to enjoy the outdoors before the sweltering heat and humidity, of the deep south, drives us all back indoors to our other southern heritage, “Air Conditioning”. In honor of this great season, now part of a recurring annual event, The Hungry Southerner and friends throw a crawfish boil to enjoy the spring weather and spread our Southern Traditions with those that haven’t been a part of this great cultural food event. Here is the “Southerner’s Guide” to a great crawfish boil.