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Wednesday, June 12, 2013

'All Things Southern' Feature: "House Wine of the South"

"House Wine of the South"
Oil on Board
Yep.  Dolly Parton said so herself in "Steel Magnolias"...sweet tea is the house wine of the South.  That, my friends, is no understatement. 
Just take us to some place up North and tell us, "We don't serve sweet tea."  We cry.  Then help us by saying, "....but we have sugar!"  We cry harder.  The sugar has to be added when the tea is warm or it's just not the mother's milk we know it to be.
Whether it's Luzianne Tea from Monroe, Louisiana, or  Red Diamond Tea from Birmingham, Alabama, it's our refresher in hot or cold weather....the amber tonic that is probably best on Mama's table with fried chicken and cornbread!
I love this quote I found from Boo Weekley:
"It's rough. It's been rough on that food. It's different eating here than it is at the house.
Ain't got no sweet tea, and ain't got no fried chicken."—Boo Weekley, PGA golfer from Milton, Fla., interviewed by the BBC on Day 2 of the British Open, 7/20/2007
Ain't it so, Boo, ain't it so!?

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Carrie'sCreations said...

Love it Barbara!! You are right about sweet tea:) Having lived in the South now I'm used to it being on the menu. And I never tried the Alabama brand of tea, for shame!!! But I always use Luzianne, never Lipton (yuck). Great painting, bet this one will be gone as fast as you can say sweet tea:)

Barbara said...

Hey, Carrie! Thanks so much! Luzianne is great!!