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To Paleo or not to Paleo?

That seems to be the question these days, as the Paleo Diet is sweeping the nation. Today, two Real Southern Men take on this dicey topic with two very different points of view.

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Reclaiming the Traditional Southern Diet

Our ancestors were the original hipsters – eating “free-range” meat, organic vegetables and fruits, drinking milk from pastured cows. Their food came from the land; it was there that it originated. It was consumed close to the land, and they loved the land and respected it.

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Grits from Heaven: Why I don’t do Paleo

Judging by social media and conversations with friends, everyone is adopting the Paleo Diet, which, as the name implies, requires you to eat only rocks.

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Aporkalypse Now: Preparing for the Bacon Shortage

If you are not already seated, you might want to sit down for this: the top news this morning is a pending worldwide shortage of bacon. We’ll give you a moment to deal with your emotions.

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DIY BBQ Tips for More Grill Independence

RSM Jerrod Brown has been posting to his Twitter feed a collection of ideas and inspiration for BBQ’ing. Since some of you may not be on Twitter, we decided to compile his tips for you right here.

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Declare Your Independence with this DIY Mini Smoker

Recently, RSM David Reber took on a very cool project: converting a stock pot and a Weber Smokey Joe grill into a mini-Weber Smokey Mountain smoker. Now you can learn from his experience.

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Bacovangelism: Bacon Beats Local

The real reason for this post is to offer Burger King kudos for finally realizing the obvious: bacon = awesome. Sure, they’ve put bacon on hamburgers before, but who hasn’t? Now, they’ve upped the fast food bacon wars considerably with their new bacon sundae.

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We Have a Southern Sweets Showdown Champion!

We started with 68 Southern Sweets, but when it came down to the final two, it was really no contest. Sweet Tea, that ultimate Southern drink, handily defeated Nanner Puddin’, garnering more than 81% of the vote. It’s no wonder that drinking the sugary nectar of Southern gods is one of the steps in our […]

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Festing Nash Vegas: Return of the Threshold Guardians, Part II

Follow RSMs Wayne Franklin and Kris Wheeler on their adventures as they take their film, Duke & The King, to the Nashville Film Festival. Sunday night, 9 p.m., the time we had been building toward for nearly six years. As the moment that our film would finally unspool (figuratively speaking, of course, since our fm […]

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Festing Nash Vegas: Return of the Threshold Guardians, Part I

Follow RSMs Wayne Franklin and Kris Wheeler on their adventures as they take their film, Duke & The King, to the Nashville Film Festival. Day three of our Nashville adventure was fairly uneventful. Family and friends rolled into town; Kris and I watched a number of other music docs; the growing sense of angst and […]

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