Raspberry Buttermilk Pie Recipe and the Perils of Progress

Friday, July 22, 2011


Not too long ago, I had a discussion with some friends about whether or not Florida is part of “The Deep South”.  A few of us said yes, of course.  After all, it is the southernmost state in the country, so it must be.  But, one enlightened soul disagreed.  She said that while perhaps at one time Florida may have been considered part of the deep South, it wasn’t anymore, because a majority of the people living here are from somewhere else.  She had a point.  The heavy migration of Florida residents from the northern states, Cuba, Latin America and Europe have significantly transformed the state’s population landscape.   Not only do retirees move here in droves, but in the past twenty years we have also seen a huge influx of younger families from all over the world settling here.   South Florida is an urban cultural melting pot,  and most of the state’s other coastal areas have become cosmopolitan mini-meccas.  I’ve seen this happen in my own town. read more >>

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