A Southern Lifestyle Blog
The Southern Source is a food and lifestyle blog based out of Birmingham, Alabama. You’ll find that the content covers various topics; food and drink recipes, travel, and fitness. I hope to create a fun and inviting place to share ideas and experiences. While being a small publication today, I have big dreams of one day being your go to source for everything Southern!!
More About the Creator
My name is Meredith Tolleson and I am a true Southern girl. I am a native of Birmingham, AL and have lived my whole life in the South. From a young age and spending time with my grandmothers in the kitchen, I had a heightened interest in learning to cook and then developing my own recipes and style.
Although I have no formal culinary training, all my friends count on me as the resident chef and bartender, always ready to make a dish, throw a party or host family-style dinners. I love the process of planning and executing a meal and want to give others the vision of being creative in the kitchen. Food is the center of how Southerners show their love whether it’s a small gathering, a wedding, or a backyard barbecue. When I’m not entertaining I am traveling to nearby southern cities, a beach town, and even the occasional overseas excursion!
My take on cooking is that it should be fun. Many of the recipes you will find on the blog can be customized for available/ seasonal ingredients or more affordable options. One of my favorite things to do is create something in the kitchen with ingredients I happen to have on hand. For me, there is always Plan B.
If money was not an object I would work at Williams-Sonoma just so I could smell the aromas all day, and the discount wouldn’t be bad either! By trade, I am a content manager for an advertising agency.
My goal in creating this blog is to have an outlet to share what I am passionate about, while also putting into practice my knowledge of SEO and content marketing. I hope you will join me on this journey as I give you a glimpse into this Southern girl’s life and loves.