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fridge of the south: sweet tea, low-country boil leftovers, watermelon, boiled peanuts

fridge of the south: sweet tea, low-country boil leftovers, watermelon, boiled peanuts

Karen K. says, "Just how does one make boiled peanuts and spicy turnip greens?  This compilation of recipes from southern cooks brings back many southern meal memories and I can't wait to make some pickled watermelon rind next summer.

Karen K. says, "Just how does one make boiled peanuts and spicy turnip greens? This compilation of recipes from southern cooks brings back many southern meal memories and I can't wait to make some pickled watermelon rind next summer.

Southern Picnic Party {40th Birthday} ~ In old fashioned picnic fun, guests sat on blankets, dined on Southern boiled peanuts, lemonade, watermelon wedges on popsicle sticks, cornbread and pulled pork sandwiches.  The outdoor games included, fishing, bean bag toss and good ole Twister!

Southern Picnic Party {40th Birthday} ~ In old fashioned picnic fun, guests sat on blankets, dined on Southern boiled peanuts, lemonade, watermelon wedges on popsicle sticks, cornbread and pulled pork sandwiches. The outdoor games included, fishing, bean bag toss and good ole Twister!

Southern Picnic Party {40th Birthday} ~ In old fashioned picnic fun, guests sat on blankets, dined on Southern boiled peanuts, lemonade, watermelon wedges on popsicle sticks, cornbread and pulled pork sandwiches.  The outdoor games included, fishing, bean bag toss and good ole Twister!

Southern Picnic Party {40th Birthday} ~ In old fashioned picnic fun, guests sat on blankets, dined on Southern boiled peanuts, lemonade, watermelon wedges on popsicle sticks, cornbread and pulled pork sandwiches. The outdoor games included, fishing, bean bag toss and good ole Twister!

This is decor for a southern-style summer picnic. Doesn't it just make you want to drink lemonade and eat watermelon?

This is decor for a southern-style summer picnic. Doesn't it just make you want to drink lemonade and eat watermelon?

It started nearly 10 years ago, when we left our native Charleston, South Carolina, to attend colleges in the Northeast. Sure, New England's fall colors were dazzling, but not enough to distract us from the fundamental questions that came to mind whenever our stomachs growled: Where are the briny boiled peanuts?The lemony fig preserves over hot biscuits?The watermelon-rind pickles?The Goo Goo Clusters?

It started nearly 10 years ago, when we left our native Charleston, South Carolina, to attend colleges in the Northeast. Sure, New England's fall colors were dazzling, but not enough to distract us from the fundamental questions that came to mind whenever our stomachs growled: Where are the briny boiled peanuts?The lemony fig preserves over hot biscuits?The watermelon-rind pickles?The Goo Goo Clusters?

Sitting under the front porch light on a hot summer night eating watermelon with your cousins. Did it get any better?

Sitting under the front porch light on a hot summer night eating watermelon with your cousins. Did it get any better?

Roy Blount Jr. is one of America’s most cherished comic writers. He’s been compared to Mark Twain and James Thurber.  Now, in Save Room for Pie, he applies his much-praised wit and charm to a rich and fundamental topic: food. Here you’ll find lively meditations on everything from bacon froth to grapefruit, Kobe beef to biscuits. You’ll also find defenses of gizzards, mullet, okra, cane syrup, watermelon, and boiled peanuts.

Roy Blount Jr. is one of America’s most cherished comic writers. He’s been compared to Mark Twain and James Thurber. Now, in Save Room for Pie, he applies his much-praised wit and charm to a rich and fundamental topic: food. Here you’ll find lively meditations on everything from bacon froth to grapefruit, Kobe beef to biscuits. You’ll also find defenses of gizzards, mullet, okra, cane syrup, watermelon, and boiled peanuts.

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