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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

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

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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

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English


Episodes

Key Lime & Sour Orange Pie

6/8/2021
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 have the luxury of access to a lot of oranges but some of them are just too sour to eat off the tree so they came up with a way to balance the...

Duration:00:21:37

Trip to the Mississippi Delta

6/1/2021
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 Blues Club and The Delta Blues Museum Previous episodes mentioned: The Natchez Trace and The Delta Blues CONNECT WITH STEEL MAGNOLIAS...

Duration:00:42:12

Mobile Bay Jubilee & Soft Shell Crabs

5/25/2021
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 special. CONNECT WITH STEEL MAGNOLIAS PODCAST: JOIN SUPPORT FOLLOW@SteelMagnoliasPodcast

Duration:00:30:38

Thrasher Brothers

5/18/2021
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 Houser, Ronnie Dunn, Tyler Farr, Reba McEntire, and many others. Some of Neil’s #1 hit songs include: In 2010 Neil was awarded “GMA’s Country...

Duration:00:34:06

FOXFIRE

5/11/2021
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 were like when they were growing up in Northeast Georgia. Connect with them at https://www.foxfire.org or @foxfireorg Great Resources: The...

Duration:00:35:01

Come On Over: Elizabeth Heiskell

5/4/2021
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 available NOW!! Connect with Elizabeth Heiskell: https://www.elizabethheiskell.com We are giving away a copy of Elizabeth’s new book, a “Peace...

Duration:00:32:26

The Grand Ole Opry

4/27/2021
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 Grand Ole Opry! Check out Ken Burns’ documentary Country Music. Roy Acuff introduction that Lainie read on this episode is from the...

Duration:00:40:09

Azalea Trail Maids

4/20/2021
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 Changed, But the Girls Have”: https://n.pr/3tuzAJr Check out all the Azalea Trail Maid photos we are posting on Instagram this week! Follow...

Duration:00:33:27

Sean of the South

4/13/2021
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://seandietrich.com Enter to win a copy of his book this week on our Instagram: @SteelMagnoliasPodcast

Duration:00:49:09

The Masters

4/6/2021
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.ly/3sIRHLl Follow this link and set up an account to APPLY for 2022 tickets: https://tickets.masters.com/app/welcome Follow us on...

Duration:00:41:56

Gumbo

3/30/2021
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! Join our patron supporters for bonus episodes and perks at https://www.patreon.com/steelmagnolias Follow us on Instagram...

Duration:00:30:33

Biltmore Estate

3/23/2021
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 Connect with us! Join our newsletter HERE Follow us on Instagram Speak with other listeners (and us!) via our private Facebook...

Duration:00:47:41

BBQ Sauces

3/16/2021
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

Duration:00:32:07

Sun Records

3/9/2021
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 where rock and roll was born. Read about the recent sale of Sun Records, here. Check out Sun Studio Sessions on YouTube If you’d like to...

Duration:00:30:51

Southern Sauces

3/2/2021
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://www.captainrodneys.com/ If you’d like to see the video portion of our episode you can do that here: https://bit.ly/3b3HKl7 Follow...

Duration:00:26:40

Pandemic Hospitality

2/23/2021
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 Cubes: https://www.soupercubes.com Caribu App: https://caribu.com Special thanks to these listeners for your contribution to this...

Duration:00:49:55

Opossums and Armadillos

2/16/2021
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 Possum Has a Large Grin” https://amzn.to/3u0iZ0I The armadillo, pronounced ‘arm-a-dill-ah’ has also migrated this way and you’ll see them...

Duration:00:36:08

Delta Tamales

2/9/2021
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 history: “Delta Hot Tamales” by Anne Martin “A Good Meal is Hard to Find” by Amy C. Evans If you want to hit a bunch of various...

Duration:00:28:25

Southern Quilts

2/2/2021
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, author, curator, and award-winning quilter Mary Kerr. You can check out her book “Southern Quilts” here: https://amzn.to/36AAURA Mary's...

Duration:00:34:44

Pep Talk and Peas

1/26/2021
Today’s Pep Talk was inspired by the video you can see here. Keep at it y’all! Field peas, crowder peas, cream peas (along with blackeye peas) are all part of a larger species of beans commonly called “cowpeas” or “Southern peas.” Despite their names, none of these varieties are actually a pea! WHAT?!? Let’s discuss.. If you’d like to support us on Patreon and take part in perks like a monthly bonus episode visit: https://www.patreon.com/steelmagnolias Sean Deitrich's blog on HANK...

Duration:00:34:50