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 collection of more than a hundred instructional and narrative essays offers a comprehensive tutorial for modern-day life in the South. From food and drink to sporting and style, home and garden to arts and culture, you'll discover essential skills and unique insights from some of the South's finest writers, chefs, and craftspeople—including the secret to making perfect biscuits, tips for betting on the Kentucky Derby, and how to whip up a proper Sazerac. You'll also find:
Roy Blount, Jr., on telling a great story
Julia Reed on throwing the ultimate 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. So grab a glass of fine bourbon, head out to the porch, and get comfortable. You're in for an experience as surprising and enchanting as the South itself.