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Two sisters, Lainie and Laura Beth, who love family, traditions, and all things Southern! There's plenty of room at the table, so pull up a chair as we discuss Southern culture, food, hospitality, travel, regional events, college football, preserving the good, Southern etiquette and more! Whether you are new to the South, never left the South, or just curious about the South, come on in! Instagram: @steelmagnoliaspodcast
 
Gravy shares stories of the changing American South through the foods we eat. Gravy showcases a South that is constantly evolving, accommodating new immigrants, adopting new traditions, and lovingly maintaining old ones. It uses food as a means to explore all of that, to dig into lesser-known corners of the region, complicate stereotypes, document new dynamics, and give voice to the unsung folk who grow, cook, and serve our daily meals.
 
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A southern staple that says ‘welcome!’ Today we are talking about cheddar baked into flour to create the nostalgic cracker we all love, cheese straws! We also had the chance to chat with Cathy Cunningham, CEO of Mama Geraldines. Mama Geraldines is the best-selling cheese straw in all of the United States. Distributed in the masses we got to hear th…
 
If you find value in these conversations, check out how you can further the podcast's work at Patreon.com/SteelMagnolias A big thank you to these supporters that have been with us for a year: Bob & Melinda of Seymour, IN Cassie of Spring Hill, TN Jamie of Huntsville AL Mariann of Midlothian, TX Have you ever gone to a farmer’s market and found your…
 
We know not to judge a book by it’s cover, but PLEASE do not judge a southerner based on what you’ve seen on TV! Today we’re discussing the stereotypes that are all wrong and a few that are absolutely right when it comes to how southerners are portrayed on TV. This should be fun! A favorite moment we mentioned from “Designing Women” - https://youtu…
 
You’d be hard-pressed to find a major city in the United States that doesn’t have Indian food. Despite some of the nation’s limited ideas about what American food is, Indian favorites like chicken tikka masala, biryani, and samosas have become nationally recognized, and are often the dinner or lunch of choice for millions of Americans. But, what ab…
 
The Cuban sandwich. If it’s made with ingredients someone else doesn’t like, you might find yourself in an hours-long argument in the middle of Little Havana. In Miami and Tampa, Florida, restaurant owners, historians, and Cuban Americans recount their own memories of the Cuban sandwich, as well as the story of its origins. In this episode of Gravy…
 
Arab American and Middle Eastern immigrants have had a unique experience in the U.S. With a history that dates back more than 100 years, Arab Americans of every generation have brought their food and history with them, and have often used restaurants as a center of culture and a way to create their own American and Arab story. In Arkansas, one popu…
 
Find out how you can get a bonus episode (and other perks!) by joining our Patreon Community: https://www.patreon.com/steelmagnolias Key lime pie is officially the pie of Florida. The name comes from its association with the Florida Keys, where it is best known and it’s a delicious part of summer! But have you heard of sour orange pie? Floridians h…
 
The home of Civil Rights leaders like John Lewis and Martin Luther King, Jr., Atlanta has a remarkably storied Black history. It’s birthed the musical careers of legends like Andre 3000, Usher, and Gladys Knight. And recently, it made political history when the state—largely due to Black voters—flipped blue for the first time in nearly 30 years, im…
 
We went exploring in the Mississippi Delta this past weekend so we are sharing all the unique wonderful things we found in Oxford, Clarksdale and Greenwood, Mississippi! We took the Nachez Trace Parkway from Franklin, TN to Tupelo, MS and highly recommend grabbing this resource: “Explore the Nachez Trace” via ScenicTrace.com Check out Ground Zero B…
 
The largest city in Texas doesn’t disappoint when it comes to food. Houston is one of the most diverse cities in the United States. There is a bustling and ever-growing immigrant community that has brought food and culture to almost every corner of the city. Amid strip centers filled with pho shops, taco trucks, and Indian restaurants, however, Ind…
 
Down in Alabama, the season is now upon us for what the locals have deemed a “jubilee.” During a jubilee, hundreds of flounder, crabs, and other aquatic animals come up into the shallow waters along the eastern shoreline of Mobile Bay. Join us as we dive (see what we did there?!) into this phenomenon as well as what makes soft shell crabs so specia…
 
Today we have special guests Neil and Stan Thrasher; two lifelong southerners with plenty to say about life in the South. Neil Thrasher is a country music singer/songwriter. His songs have been recorded by some of music’s most successful acts including: Jason Aldean, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Rascal Flatts, Kenny Chesney, Tim McGraw, Randy Hous…
 
We’re excited to discuss Foxfire. A nonprofit that is dedicated to the preservation and documentation of southern Appalachian culture and they’ve been doing this for over 50 years now. Foxfire started in 1966 at Rabun Gap-Nacoochee High School when an English teacher had students go out and talk to neighbors and elders to find out what their lives …
 
Today we have the pleasure of speaking with Elizabeth Heiskell. Elizabeth is a Mississippi cook and caterer, founder of Debutante Farmer Bloody Mary Mix, regular TODAY show contributor, and author of What Can I Bring? and The Southern Living Party Cookbook. Her latest book, Come On Over!: Southern Delicious for Every Day and Every Occasion, is avai…
 
You can connect with us on Instagram @SteelMagnoliasPodcast or join our mailing list: https://bit.ly/32ObA86 Seems appropriate that we’d talk about any radio show that’s the longest running in history, producing shows each week right here in the South… but especially one that’s right here in our back yard of Nashville, TN. Excited to talk about the…
 
What started as an effort to plant more azaleas in Mobile, Alabama has now blossomed into a prestigious group of women chosen every year to represent the city. A southern tradition for 88 years! Let us introduce you to the Azalea Trail Maids! Great resources to learn more about them: https://mobileazaleatrailmaids.com NPR’s “The Dress Hasn’t Change…
 
Sean Dietrich, aka "Sean of the South" is a columnist, novelist, and podcast host, but more importantly than that, he's just an awesome southerner. We sat down with him to discuss his new book you, The Incredible Winston Browne, as well as writing, Billy Graham, and the attributes of a true steel magnolia. Subscribe to his blog here: https://seandi…
 
It’s the most sought after ticket by golf fans…. We are talking today about The Masters held annually at Augusta National Golf Club in AUGUSTA, GA. Special thanks to these contributors: Curtis Barman, John & May Bumpus, Jeremy Carlson, Charles Phillips, Bill Reeves and Mark Stiver 7 Famous MASTERS Golf Tournament Recipes You Must Try: https://bit.l…
 
Gumbo, the official cuisine of Louisiana, is a thick stew which consists primarily of a strongly-flavored stock, meat or shellfish, a thickener, and the Cajun/Creole "holy trinity" ― celery, bell peppers, and onions. It's sometimes hard to get your hands on a great gumbo recipe, so we took a cooking class to immerse ourselves in this spicy goodness…
 
Nearly every cuisine has its own flavor base. In Louisiana, this technique has become doctrine. The Holy Trinity, a base of finely chopped and sautéed onion, celery, and green bell pepper, is the starting point for jambalaya, gumbo, and étouffée. So iconic have these dishes become that the Trinity manifests whenever Louisianans have migrated. In th…
 
Let’s walk through the Biltmore Estate, America's Largest Home, built by George Vanderbilt. Just a modest 8000-acre estate in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Asheville, NC. Check out the book, “Biltmore Estate - The Most Distinguished Private Place” Great podcast with short episode on Biltmore: See America Plan your visit - https://www.biltmore.com Con…
 
We’re taking on a divisive topic amongst southerners: bar-b-que sauce. Everyone has an opinion on this so we should probably tread lightly. **We are giving away a sauce gift set this week on our Instagram account. Enter & Follow us @SteelMagnoliasPodcast Check out these other referenced episodes: Southern Hot Sauces, Southern Sauce, and BBQ…
 
The year was 1952 in Memphis, Tennessee and record producer Sam Phillips launched his record company, Sun Records. Two years later he found the one and only Elvis Presley. He went on to record Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, Roy Orbison, Merle Haggard, Conway Twitty, Junior Parker, James Cotton and on and on. Join us as we talk about wh…
 
The black-eyed pea is not your average bean. Like many staple foods of the African Diaspora, it’s become a powerful symbol of food sovereignty and survival. With the migration of the black-eyed pea from West Africa during the transatlantic slave trade came a superstition about good luck. This belief combines folklore from West Africa and Western Eu…
 
There’s a lot of good food that comes out of the South, but today we wanted to share the sauces that often times take those dishes to the next level! Special thanks to Y’all Company and Captain Rodney's for sending us the sauces we requested to taste for this episode! Check them out here: Y’all Company: https://yallsauce.com Captain Rodney's: http:…
 
We are 1 year into the pandemic and we are taking inventory or how people have been offering hospitality during a worldwide health crisis. We polled our listeners to let us know what they've have been doing to practice hospitality and as expected, we got some great responses! Slow Cooker Salsa Verde Honey Lime Chicken: https://bit.ly/3qLHa0T Souper…
 
A not-so-sexy subject, yet one that we thought these critters deserve as they are definitely a part of life in the south! Opossums or “white beast” are actually a help to gardeners because they eat pests like beetles and slugs, and also help control tick populations. If you’re ready, try some Arkansas Possum Pie: https://bit.ly/3tYS59l “Why the Pos…
 
How delta tamales got here is still a mystery. Some say migrant cotton harvesters from Mexico introduced the Mississippi Delta region to them in the early 1900’s, which made African-American residents start making them too! They are a notable cuisine in the South and today we are diving into these delicious wrapped foods! Great resources on tamale …
 
On today’s episode we will share about our recent trip to the National Quilt Museum in Paducah, KY. Now through March 9, 2021 they are featuring an exhibit on "Southern Quilts". The American South has a rich quilting history steeped in tradition and passed down through the generations. We also spoke with American quilt Society certified appraiser, …
 
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