Warm up your kitchen this season with ten traditional Southern cakes from food writer and cookbook author Nancie McDermott.
In the new episode of Gravy, Lora Smith takes us to her home in rural Appalachia to explore the seismic shift that Jell-O was part of in that part of the South.
In this episode of our Gravy podcast, radio producer Nina Feldman brings us the story of Derby Pie, a longtime staple of Louisville, Kentucky.
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
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.
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.
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
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