Steeped in history and rooted in charm, the South is an idyllic place to grow up. In our little corner of America, we’ve created our own way of life, our own flavorful style of cooking, and (seemingly) our own language. But being Southern doesn’t necessarily mean you’re from here. Being Southern is simply inviting guests in and asking “D’yall eat yet?” It’s shucking oysters, putting buttermilk in the biscuits, and dousing everything in sight with hot sauce. Being Southern is serving black eyed peas on New Year’s Day, nonchalantly acknowledging ghosts, curling up on the front porch swing, and even pitching the occasional hissy fit. The South is the scent of hydrangeas, azaleas, camellias, and dogwoods in the air. If you’ve got a love for humidity, humility, or okra, then bless your heart, you’ve got a little Southerner in you.

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