Linda Rogers Weiss’s Pumpkin Roll

Warm up your kitchen this season with ten traditional Southern cakes from food writer and cookbook author Nancie McDermott.

Ben Mims has a Sweet Tooth

Ben Mims likes his desserts both sweet and Southern. Born in Mississippi, Mims attended Mississippi State University in Starkville before taking off for the bright lights, big city of New York. Now an associate food editor at Food & Wine magazine, he previously worked in the kitchens of Saveur magazine, SF’s Bar Agricole, and NY’s Jean-Georges. Mims also … Continued

Bluegrass Bites: Dried Apple Stack Cake

The Appalachian Stack Cake is far and away the dessert most associated with Kentucky’s mountain region, and is perhaps one of the most rustic confections still eaten today.

Sustainable South: Rachel Pennington

Rachel Pennington has been baking most of her life. But, she adds, The Whiskey Jar is her first professional baking job. As House Baker, she offered guests at the summer symposium an indulgence transcending centuries by marrying the influences of two great Virginia women into a single dessert: an Edna Lewis and Mary Randolph collaboration in the form of a peach trifle.

Give Me Some Sugar: Tandra Watkins

Photos courtesy Tandra Watkins/The Capital Hotel. This is the last installment of Give Me Some Sugar. Thanks to Emily Hilliard for introducing us to some of the South’s best female pastry chefs!  Who: Tandra Watkins Where: Ashley’s at the Capital Hotel, 111 West Markham St., Little Rock, AR When Tandra Watkins described a childhood berry-picking … Continued

RVA Eats: Meet Jada Jackson (and Lust after Her Chocolate Paté)

Photo by Nicole Lang. Throughout the spring, Nicole Lang will be blogging for us about her adopted hometown of Richmond, Virginia (aka RVA). We’ve chosen Richmond as the site for this year’s Summer Foodways Symposium, which will take place from June 20–22. In fact, tickets for this event go on sale tomorrow—scroll down to our … Continued