Recipes and essays exploring Southern identity through food and travel

Recipes and essays exploring Southern identity through food and travel

Eating Elsewhere

Eating Elsewhere

Recipes and essays exploring Southern identity through food and travel


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Chocolate Tiramisu

Chocolate Tiramisu

Homemade ladyfingers come in for the win in this fantastic custard dessert. Tiramisu, Italy’s literal “pick me up” dessert, is a boozy, coffee-filled dessert layered with ladyfingers and custard.

Chai-Spiced Cheesecake with Gingersnap Crust

Chai-Spiced Cheesecake with Gingersnap Crust

If you happen to be stuck inside for the weekend, baking a cheesecake wouldn’t be the worst use of your time. This cheesecake is certainly a labor of love. Allow time for the caramel to set. If you’re really prepared, even make the caramel sauce and the chai-spiced butter the day before. It’s always nice to spread out your baking time, and besides, then your kitchen will smell like warm cinnamon and cloves two days in a row. With a cheesecake at the end of that road, I would call that a win-win.

Kladdkaka, Swedish Chocolate Cake

Kladdkaka, Swedish Chocolate Cake

The first time I made Swedish Chocolate Cake, or Kladdkaka, was three years ago and I used this fantastic recipe from A Cozy Kitchen. I intended to take it to a family get together, but didn’t realize just how incredibly moist and fudgy this cake stays in the center.

Honey Caramel Clusters

Honey Caramel Clusters

Caramel clusters, or turtles as some people call them, are the perfect holiday treat and make fantastic gifts. Besides making the fussy caramel, these are quick and easy treats that even your friends or family members who hate baking can easily help you put together.