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Please teach me to make jambalaya

For the sake of argument, pretend I know nothing beyond that I'm supposed to use rice and the holy trinity and that I possess above average cooking skills and have the proper equipment. [more inside]
posted by digitalprimate on Oct 5, 2014 - 11 answers

KKK fliers in our neighborhood

Our neighbors received a KKK recruiting flier along with their Sunday newspaper. We didn't. We are an LGBT couple and I am Asian-American. What can I do to be less freaked out by this? [more inside]
posted by QuantumMeruit on Jul 22, 2014 - 15 answers

Mountain Biking between Santa Barbara & Los Angeles

I'm having brunch in Santa Barbara this weekend, and then driving back to Los Angeles where I live. After brunch I'd like to drive for a while into the wilderness, park my car, and then ride my rigid frame mountain bike on some scenic single track (or fire roads, sure) for a few hours before heading home. Where should I go? [more inside]
posted by carsonb on May 30, 2014 - 4 answers

Looking for a specific recording of Rocky Top by the Osborne Brothers

Recently, Spotify removed a recording of the song Rocky Top by the Osborne Brothers (listed as "Rocky Top (Original Version)") from their library and I desperately want to find another copy. It's not the single version because it has a fiddle instead of steel guitar. I'm pretty sure it's a studio recording. [more inside]
posted by OverlappingElvis on May 12, 2014 - 3 answers

Southern USA travel in March with a 2 year old?

We want to travel somewhere warm in early March for a week, so the Southern US is on our list. Help us determine where to go with an almost-two year old. [more inside]
posted by evadery on Feb 25, 2014 - 9 answers

SoCal Gifts... San Bernardino?

A friend is moving to San Bernardino, and I'd like to get a gift for her - you know, locally relevant gifts that might help her to explore the area. Any suggestions? She's in her late 20's, married...
posted by noonday on Jan 27, 2014 - 8 answers

Authentic Southern accents in "Friday Night Lights"

How did "Friday Night Lights" get Southern accents so right when no one else can seem to do so? [more inside]
posted by Punctual on Oct 28, 2013 - 19 answers

Your tried-and-true vegetarian Southern food recipes?

I have been tasked with cooking or baking something for the regular themed potluck at my husband's workplace tomorrow. The theme this time is (American) Southern cooking, but I don't cook or eat meat so this is a cuisine to which I have paid zero attention previously. What should I make that would come out nicely if done vegetarian? [more inside]
posted by charmedimsure on Aug 31, 2013 - 30 answers

What are (presumably) Catholic priests doing wearing robes in shades of

While on facebook, I saw a group photo of Catholic priests in India at St. Alphonsa's Tomb and Chapel, Bharananganam, Pala. While I am aware that it is the norm for Catholic priests in India (and some other countries considered tropical) to wear white cassocks as their street dress, and indeed, a number of the priests in the photograph were wearing them, there was something that was truly puzzling to me in spite of growing up Catholic and having attended mass and otherwise had contact with the Catholic church in two Asian countries, Japan and Thailand. In the picture of these priests gathered at this saint's tomb in southern India, there were some among them who were wearing robes or cassocks in shades of peach or puce, and light goldenrod. I have never seen priests dressed this way in any country, and I want to know if there is some special meaning to this. (For those who don't know about Catholicism, there is a lot of symbolic meaning attached to what priests and other members of the Catholic hierarchy wear, and why. There is actually a webforum devoted to people discussing what then-Pope Benedict was photographed wearing on public occasions and the philosophical and political implications of same). [more inside]
posted by bunky on Jul 28, 2013 - 5 answers

Is there a term for this type of music?

Is there a generic term for music like ""Heaven Bound" by Los Duggans? I recognize their influences (bluegrass, gospel, etc.), but the specifics elude me -- the particular combination of nihilism/religious fundamentalist references (ironic or genuine, to say nothing of the electric bass) seems like the sort of thing that would arise from a subculture, so I suspect there's a generic term for their type of music that I'm not aware of. [more inside]
posted by aramaic on Jun 13, 2013 - 1 answer

Is my boyfriend's mom trolling me?

I received a gift from my boyfriend's mother that is at best in poor taste and at worst extremely offensive. How do I proceed? Super-fun cultural/religious beanplating inside. [more inside]
posted by coppermoss on Mar 28, 2013 - 99 answers

Help plan a 3 week Italy Trip

I need help planning a trip to Italy this summer/2013 with my daughter for her 14th birthday (golden). Would like to see parts of the south and North. I am a bit nervous about traveling alone. Looking for tips on two week itinery, lodging, family oriented plans. I would like to start in the south as my mother's family is from Montefaconi, Rome, and then north. I have considered a week long tour in the south and then traveling Rome and northern on our own. Would consider a homebase in the north for 4-5days but where to stay??
posted by snztt99 on Dec 28, 2012 - 12 answers

Donations, anyone?

Charities in Southern California that accept appliances (a dryer) that ARE NOT the Salvation Army? [more inside]
posted by bolognius maximus on Oct 20, 2012 - 10 answers

Best Southern California Weird Honeymoon Destinations?

What are the most creative and cool honey moon ideas for southern california? [more inside]
posted by JJkiss on Aug 19, 2012 - 13 answers

My kingdom for some GOOD soy margarine!

Food locator question for SoCal Mefites: Where (and what brand) can I buy a soy margarine, no dairy component, that comes in sticks, that is NOT Nucoa? [more inside]
posted by bolognius maximus on Aug 19, 2012 - 8 answers

Should I just get a baseball bat?

Should I get a home security system? [more inside]
posted by bolognius maximus on Jul 26, 2012 - 31 answers

Southern California in Winter - Carfree Travel

Where should I go/stay/see in Southern California from mid-December to mid-January? I will not have a car since I want to promote low-carbon travel. [more inside]
posted by bluelight on May 31, 2012 - 13 answers

In need of a cornbread recipe.

Looking for a cast iron skillet cornbread recipe. [more inside]
posted by jsturgill on May 16, 2012 - 19 answers

I-10 or I-40

Driving from New Orleans to LA over two days. Should I take I-10 all the way OR go diagonally to Amarillo TX and then I-40 the rest of the way. [more inside]
posted by sandra_s on Jun 21, 2011 - 19 answers

What are some helpful tips for planning a beach wedding in La Jolla, CA on a budget?

My fiance and I have been together for almost four years. She wants to get married in her home town, probably on the beach in La Jolla. I've never been married before, and neither has she, and I guess what I'm wondering is... What are some resources I can use to estimate the cost and planning necessary?
posted by anonymous on May 2, 2011 - 13 answers

Techincal question re: soffits and attic ventilation

Technical question for architects / builders / roofers about attic ventilation in a southern zone. I'm renovating a house in south/central Texas (Brazos County), and I need some advice on how to properly ventilate my roof, as the original soffit/gable ventilation now seems quite messed up. [more inside]
posted by SpecialK on Apr 2, 2011 - 2 answers

black-eyed peas and fried stuff

Traditional Southern food (southeastern U.S.): why has it remained so popular within the region? Is it just history, or 'comfort food'? [more inside]
posted by cp311 on Feb 13, 2011 - 33 answers

Best Sled ride in LA

Where to sled in SoCal? [more inside]
posted by silsurf on Nov 16, 2010 - 5 answers

Southern Foods is it worth it.

My wife and I are getting ready to buy in the the Southern Foods Corp. Has anyone used them before? It seems like a great deal for good food at the good price. Any help would be great.
posted by madsdad on Nov 6, 2010 - 2 answers

How to learn Southern charm?

How to learn Southern charm? Is there a book? Should I go to finishing school? How to have the grace and wit of Southerners?
posted by UltraD on Aug 31, 2010 - 39 answers

WWASD?

Next month is the husband's birthday, and I already have a few things in mind to buy him. What I need help on is something that is not for sale. Southerners of the US and the Yankees that love them, may I pick your brain? [more inside]
posted by Grlnxtdr on Jul 11, 2010 - 57 answers

How do I cycle home AND save my face from windchill?

I'm taking up commuting by cycle, heading home after midnight. Winter is coming in, and I need some way to stop my face from freezing in the cold night air. I tried wrapping a wool scarf around my nose and mouth, but it was uncomfortable and kept coming loose and falling down. Is there a better way?
posted by WhackyparseThis on Jun 14, 2010 - 22 answers

Where can I buy pickled watermelon rind in San Francisco or Oakland?

Where can I buy pickled watermelon rind in San Francisco or Oakland? [more inside]
posted by bradbane on Apr 5, 2010 - 3 answers

Need help planning the best route to experience the Southern US.

Need help planning the best route to experience "the South" [more inside]
posted by jevy on Feb 18, 2010 - 35 answers

In Southern California, what is the custom and practice in residential (1-4 unit) real estate transactions with respect to payment of Escrow Fees and Title Insurance?

In Southern California, what is the custom and practice in residential (1-4 unit) real estate transactions with respect to payment of Escrow Fees and Title Insurance? [more inside]
posted by Mr_Crazyhorse on Jan 18, 2010 - 1 answer

Help bring some spice to my poker game!

Inspired by this post and a love for all things spicy. I am going to make Gumbo for New Years Eve. Where the hive mind comes in, well more inside. [more inside]
posted by Mastercheddaar on Dec 30, 2009 - 15 answers

What movies would I like?

MovieFilter: I recently watched and enjoyed the film All the Real Girls. Specifically, I seem to enjoy movies that are: slow, subtle, somewhat funny, southern, romantic and a bit long. Any suggestions for more things to fit this bill, or does this one movie meet all of my needs in a way that no other can? Hopefully helpful side note: I saw Up In The Air tonight, and also enjoyed it, mainly for the same sense of calm and subtlety I liked in ATRG.
posted by broadway bill on Dec 29, 2009 - 26 answers

By the waters of Cape Cod I sat and wept when I remembered Hotlanta . . .

What are the best websites about the American South and Southern Culture? Help me remember what I have left and to keep abreast of the cultural happenings in my homeland while I sojourn amongst the Yankees. [more inside]
posted by MasonDixon on Sep 21, 2009 - 9 answers

The biscuit shall rise again!

How do I make fantastic southern-type biscuits? [more inside]
posted by hal_c_on on Jun 19, 2009 - 18 answers

Itinerary for camping and photography trip in southern california

Help me with an itinerary for a 3-day camping/photo tour of Southern California. [more inside]
posted by mamessner on Apr 13, 2009 - 4 answers

This question can kiss my grits.

Southern phrases like "gets my goat" and "burns my biscuits"? [more inside]
posted by curiositykilledthelemur on Mar 26, 2009 - 70 answers

No one loves me- help me get out of town.

Where can I go camping within a day's drive of L.A. this coming weekend? [more inside]
posted by drjimmy11 on Feb 11, 2009 - 13 answers

Fried livers & gizzards in Houston?

Where can one find fried chicken livers & gizzards in west Houston? [more inside]
posted by mrbill on Jan 16, 2009 - 15 answers

Looking for a coffee similar to the orange(y) taste of Southern Comfort Coffee

I received a small gift packet of branded "Southern Comfort" coffee for Christmas. It is really good but all I can find is more little gift packets for sale. Anyone know where I can get a larger quantity or a very similar tasting coffee? (I think it has a citrus like flavor)
posted by OneCrayon on Dec 30, 2008 - 4 answers

(Yes, someone in Hollywood actually wants to eat donuts.)

Recommend a pick-your-own apple orchard in Southern California, not too far afield from L.A., please. [more inside]
posted by mykescipark on Oct 23, 2008 - 3 answers

Should I buy now?

In the market of Buying a Condo in the Los Angeles areas and want to know how to research best. Need to find out sites that keep me up to date with the housing market, when its good to buy etc...for with the economy right now I don't really know what to do.....please help [more inside]
posted by matthelm on Sep 23, 2008 - 5 answers

Those Confederates sure have my balls in a vice.

Two-part slang request. I'm looking for: 1. Colloquial terms for Southern gentlemen types, of the mint julep-sipping variety; and 2. Unique/interesting slang along the lines of, "will have my guts my for garters."
posted by np312 on Jul 22, 2008 - 28 answers

Pig ears optional

I'm a transplanted Kentuckian who's been in the UK for almost two years now, and one thing I really miss is Southern-style sausage (think Jimmy Dean). Home made sausage gravy and biscuits is my number-one comfort meal and sometimes I just NEED it. [more inside]
posted by cilantro on May 20, 2008 - 5 answers

How to improve my southern speakin' skillz

Please help me expand my base of quaint southern expressions, aphorisms and witticisms. [more inside]
posted by willie11 on May 8, 2008 - 103 answers

Bring me your solar wind and magnetosphere

Will I see the southern lights in New Zealand? [more inside]
posted by Helga-woo on Feb 20, 2008 - 8 answers

looking for snow near Los Angeles

I'm looking for a place near Los Angeles where snow is falling or has recent fell on the ground. I don't want to go skiing I just want to throw a few snowballs. [more inside]
posted by Charlie Lesoine on Jan 3, 2008 - 8 answers

Should I stop speaking like a Yank?

My boss would like me to drop my accent by developing a Southern one. Is this a bad idea? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 14, 2007 - 65 answers

where can I stay in Santa Barbara?

where can I stay in Santa Barbara? [more inside]
posted by drjimmy11 on Aug 20, 2007 - 14 answers

Winter holiday festivals in Alabama, Mississippi and Alabama - Kwanzaa, Hanukkah and others especially...

Help me find family-friendly winter holiday festivals and celebrations in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama to be held this year (2007-2008)-- especially non-Christian celebrations like those celebrating Kwanzaa, Hanukkah, or just winter itself. Or specific cultural celebrations that would offer something beyond the usual Xmas/Santa stuff. [more inside]
posted by mdiskin on Aug 6, 2007 - 6 answers

Is there a tradition in the Southern USA that men go by their middle names?

Is there a tradition in the Southern USA that men go by their middle names? [more inside]
posted by jbiz on Jun 8, 2007 - 56 answers

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