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Dianne Castell | North or South... Which one are You?
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One of the reasons I wrote Hot and Bothered (Kensington BRAVA April 08) was to set a book in the South and not just geographically but in characters and language and food! Characters in NY are way different than characters in Savannah. You won’t hear the doorman at the NY Hilton say Y’all come back now, ya’ hear. And food? Just try getting a cream egg in Savannah or sweet tea in Manhattan.

I’m more Savannah then Manhattan. Not that I don’t looove NY City, I do. But I live in Cincinnati and feel connected to the South. I fry chicken and make cream gravy and make my own pumpkin pie. I don’t have a hidden tiara in my panty drawer but I do subscribe to Southern Living, think Paula Deen is the cutest thing on earth and have actually waited in line for two hours to eat at Lady and Sons. Yep, it’s worth the wait! And I can twirl a baton!





12 comments posted.

Re: Dianne Castell | North or South... Which one are You?
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I consider myself southern too. I grew up in md. (below the Mason-Dixon line) and have lived in ohio for over 40 years now.
I also love Paula Deen and southern food. I am not Manhattan either. I love sweet tea .
(Mary Branham 8:40am April 1, 2008)

I am a Northerner, raised in Massachusetts, but my father was from Virginia and I lived there for almost a year with him, so I like to consider myself part Southerner, too.
(Margay Roberge 9:49am April 1, 2008)

I was born in PA but have lived in the
Bahamas, Florida and Arizona for most
of my life. I've lived in South Florida
for more than 30 years so I guess I'm
officially a Southern gal!
Unfortunately, South Florida is the
least Southern place in the South.
(Susan Pertierra 6:30pm April 1, 2008)

I consider myself Southern. I don't have to always be pampered but when I do I enjoy it. Love the soothing effects that southern food brings
(Cheryl Koch 6:50pm April 1, 2008)

No question about it! Southern to the core. I have lived in Southeast Georgia all my life. I'll take a sweet tea anytime or cheese grits!
(Dianne Westbrook 7:49pm April 4, 2008)

I'm a Northerner. I was born and raised in NE Pennsylvania.
(Bonnie Chaballa 11:18am April 6, 2008)

I was born in Atlanta raised in PA live in CA but consider my self a Georgia Peach.
(Noralyn Smith 1:54pm April 6, 2008)

I am southern born and bred in the deep, southwest side of Georgia just 35 miles north of Tallahasse, Florida. I can twirl a baton (I took lessons for a couple of years.)
I love the food, fried chicken, anything fried and the fresh vegetables are wonderful.
(Gigi Hicks 9:54pm April 6, 2008)

I'm a northerner through and through and through! Born in Chicago, and live her my whole life (so far) but sure wish I were a southerner when the cold weather lasts as long as it does up here.
(Jan Terry 10:02am April 9, 2008)

I'm a northerner raised in upstate NY (which is way different from NYC, so please don't confuse the two! ;-) Now I'm living in Canton, OH which is very similar to where I grew up. I love the snow and cold because I can put on enough stuff to stay warm but there are laws against taking off all your clothes trying to get cool! I can't fathom why anyone would want to eat biscuits and gravy, or grits, now cornmeal mush on the other hand is the bomb and there are times when I'd kill for a good egg cream. YMMV
(Norma Storms 3:10pm April 9, 2008)

I was raised in New Jersey but now live outside Los Angeles. I think I'm western which is a little different from north or south, however if I'm pressed, I guess I'm a northerner.
(Betty Breithaupt 1:49pm April 22, 2008)

I am born and raised in NY but wish I was a southern girl. All those great houses with pillars, and the slow paced life really appeal to me. Actaully I wish I had born in the south 200 years earlier (without the wars)cuz I also love the long dresses.
(Peg Sullinger 9:23pm May 30, 2008)

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