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How do you say ‘Vienna’ sausage? We have our own way in the South

This week's column on how to pronounce "Vienna sausage"is excerpted below. To read the full column on SouthernThing.com, click here, or click the link at the end of the excerpt. I was an adult when I realized that Vienna sausages were named for the famous city in Austria. You know, Vee-in-ah. That’s because, as a… Continue reading How do you say ‘Vienna’ sausage? We have our own way in the South

Blog Post, Southern Stuff

Your regularly scheduled Bigfoot report: How to tell if your Sasquatch is Southern

How do you know if you are being stalked by a Southern or Northern Bigfoot? It's a question science wrestles with, by which I mean laughs at. Below is an excerpt from my book "Not Quite Right: Mostly True Tales of a Weird News Reporter." To order a signed copy for $15, email kellykazek@kellykazek.com.  A… Continue reading Your regularly scheduled Bigfoot report: How to tell if your Sasquatch is Southern

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Southerners fake? What does this Boston columnist know?

A Boston columnist says we're all fake, y'all. The nerve. Read my response in an excerpt below of this week's column from SouthernThing.com.  To read the rest of the full column, click here or click the link at the end of the excerpt. Is there such a thing as being too nice? If there is, you… Continue reading Southerners fake? What does this Boston columnist know?

Column, Southern Stuff

When you’re an impatient person in the South

This week's column originates on SouthernThing.com. Below is an excerpt. To read the full column, click here or click the link at the bottom. Everyone in my world knows I have just the teensiest deficit in the patience department. If my life had a theme song, it would be: "Don't care how, I want it now." Veruca… Continue reading When you’re an impatient person in the South

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Lane Cake is a true southern welcome

This history of Lane Cake, including a recipe, was excerpted from my book, "Forgotten Tales of Alabama. It was in 1960 that one of Alabama's most famous residents, Nelle Harper Lee, immortalized a lesser known woman from the state's past: Emma Rylander Lane. In Harper Lee's only novel, the Pulitzer Prize-winning To Kill a Mockingbird,… Continue reading Lane Cake is a true southern welcome