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April 4-6, 2025

Word of South

Julia Reed

With writing that illustrates her unique views on the world of cooking, Julia Reed is a well-versed contributing editor at Elle Décor and Garden & Gun. She recently released her latest book, “But Mama Always Put Vodka In Her Sangria!,” where she explores the adventures in eating and drinking in various environments. Uniquely, she has her own flare on the traditional cook book, incorporating anecdotes with her delicious Southern American cuisine.