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Celebrity Chef highlights Southern food in PBS Series

By Sherry Lucas Photos courtesy of Somewhere South In a region so often identified in black and white terms, award-winning celebrity chef, author and TV host Vivian Howard delves into all the shades in-between to highlight the foods and cultures dotting the Southern landscape. Her new six-part PBS series “Somewhere South” premieres March 27-May 1, …

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A Beautiful View – One of the Delta’s Storied Homes and Architectural Wonders

By Jen Waller Photography by Austin Britt Deep in the heart of the Mississippi Delta, in a place once known as the “Golden Buckle on the Cotton Belt,” there stands a beautiful structure known as the Cutrer Mansion. The building is considered by many to be quite grand, but her story really begins with two …

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A Hero Turns 100 – The Amazing Life of Joe Barnes

By Katie Tims  •  Photography by Rory Doyle Joe Barnes was a farmer’s kid from the Mississippi Delta. He wanted to teach children, build a family, and make a decent wage on the outskirts of the Great Depression. But World War II intervened. Barnes shipped off to basic training and joined the 36th Combat Infantry. …

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Hog Hunting

By Hank Burdine Photography by Melody Golding Danger delivers excitement in the Delta’s woods and swamps. Howard Brent, owner and proprietor of Panther Tract, a 4,600-acre private hunting preserve in Yazoo County that borders Panther Swamp National Wildlife Refuge, is a true Mississippi Deltan with a heart as big as the Mississippi River, from whence …

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Taylor’s Wonderbird Spirits

Taylor’s Wonderbird Spirits By Tom Speed Photography Courtesy of Timothy Ivy Mississippi’s first grain-to-glass distillery uses Delta-grown rice. Ancient mythologies are rife with images of majestic birds, a species that symbolized freedom, power, and wonder. The mighty griffin. The phoenix. Native American myths, too, focus on the majesty of our feathered friends. Far removed from …

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