From Garden & Gun, the magazine that features the best of Southern cooking, dining, cocktails, and customs comes this heirloom-quality guide to the traditi The Southerner's Cookbook: Recipes, Wisdom, and Stories

The Southerner’s Cookbook: Recipes, Wisdom, and Stories

The Southerner's Handbook: A Guide to Living the Good Life / Editors of Garden and Gun Magazine

The Southerner's Handbook: A Guide to Living the Good Life by the editors of Garden and Gun Magazine. these ladies and gents are well schooled in the finer points of life.

Summer's Tastiest Salad

Summer's Tastiest Salad (Garden & Gun blogs)

Bourbon On The Side

Brussels Sprouts with Bacon, Bourbon and Mustard ¼ cup bourbon 1 tbsp. brussels sprouts, trimmed and cut in half lengthwise 4 slices thick-cut bacon Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Garden and Gun magazine.  Southern lifestyle at its finest.

Garden and Gun magazine. Southern lifestyle at its finest. One of my favorite pubs. And I'm a northern gal!

A French-inspired bistro in Greenville serves the best lunch | Waiting on Martha

Garden and Gun Day 2: Visit South Carolina

Waiting On Martha takes Greenville, SC by storm via Garden and Gun Magazine.

Japanese magnolias, late-blooming camellias, kumquats, loropetalum, and bottlebrush set off this Southern display by Pistil and Stamen, of New Orleans. | Photo by Alison Gootee | Garden & Gun Magazine

Behind the Scenes: A Spring Crop of Southern Florists from Garden & Gun: Gardenista Flower seeds, vegetable seeds, flower bulbs

Photo+Credit:+Courtesy+of+Sotheby's.+The+main+house's+entrance+hall.The Bunny Mellon Estate/ Garden and Gun Magazine

"The main house's entrance hall." Photography courtesy of Sotheby's. "Inside Bunny Mellon's Oak Spring Farm Estate" Garden and Gun

House Tour:Belk Farm

House Tour:Belk Farm

Photos: A Modern Farmhouse Step inside Belk Farm, a rebuilt farmhouse in Chester, South Carolina Photo Credit: Stacey Van Berkel.

I think we can all agree that Southerners know a thing or two about entertaining. Whether they're throwing a backyard crawfish boil or a sophisticated porch party, you can almost guarantee it's going to be a good time. And with Derby Day coming up this weekend, we thought it was a good time to find out what it is that makes to-dos so special below the Mason-Dixon. We tapped the editors of Garden & Gun magazine, that gorgeous ode to all things Southern, for their top 10 rules of entertaini...

The 10 Commandments of Southern Entertaining