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Heirloom Secrets

The secret to great fried chicken really is a secret, guarded closely by those who have mastered the balance of crunch and savor that has made the dish one of the most craved in the Southern canon.
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Unsung Heroes

Seed farmers are the unsung heroes of the garden world, and their work is often hidden from casual home gardeners who flip through seed catalogues or pick up seed packets each spring.
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Chickens In The City

City chicken keepers face challenges that those in the country do not, and it takes some effort to create a barnyard-quality life in an urban setting.
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Blueberries & Chocolate

Rooted in Buddhist teaching, the practice of mindful eating is a training exercise, aimed at building a connection between the mind and the body.
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Mightier Than The Sword

Local author Elizabeth Sims highlights some of the best books on regional food.
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Can Culture

While beer is always a thirst-quenching companion in hot summer months, canned beer is particularly suited for the season.



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