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We are Karen and Emily, a mother and daughter from Arkansas. We love the people, food, and places of the south and look forward to sharing them with you here! From the well-known to the obscure come with us as we explore the southern states.
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Hey y’all! We are Karen and Emily!
We are a mother and daughter from Arkansas. We love to explore, eat at hole in the wall restaurants, meet interesting people, visit small towns, and get out in nature. We started Somewhere Down South in order to have a place to share the food, people, places, and stories of the southern US.
Our goal is for you to come along with us as we strive to experience and understand one of the most unusual, complicated, quirky, misinterpreted, difficult, underrated, and beautiful areas of the United States.
Our household loves cajun food! This salt free cajun seasoning recipe is one we use regularly to flavor all kinds of food. Of course, many of the savory, flavorful, and spicy cajun food recipes call for cajun or creole seasoning. Although there are some delicious brands available in your grocery store like Slap Ya Mama…
These air fryer fried green tomatoes are yummy! They are crispy and tangy and taste just as good as those fried in oil. We have been trying all different ways of cooking fried green tomatoes in the air-fryer and have come up with a recipe that we really love! Delicious Air Fryer Fried Green Tomatoes…
It is officially summer in the south when you have eaten a bowl of purple hull peas served with a hunk of cornbread. This is truly a southern summer time classic. We even have a purple hull pea festival here in my home state of Arkansas. Here is our family favorite purple hull pea recipe….
We all know that there are items that are needed in EVERY kitchen no matter where it is located. Good sharp knives, kitchen towels, mixing bowls…but that is not what we are talking about in this post. We are discussing must have items for the southern kitchen, the southern kitchen essentials. Why yes, there is…