Recipes and essays exploring Southern identity through food and travel

Recipes and essays exploring Southern identity through food and travel

Month: May 2017

Eating Is Essential – Enjoying It Should Be Too

Fad diets are infuriating to me. They convince people to spend money on products and books that push one idea or philosophy of eating when there just isn’t one way or philosophy of eating that will work for everyone. I want you to eat what you want to eat. I want you to eat what works for your lifestyle and your body.

Eating My Way Back to Myself

Eating My Way Back to Myself

Right after I began this blog, I received an email from a very dear friend who had just read the whole thing. She wondered in her letter what it is about food, even reading about food, that is so healing? I suspect the reasons are a little bit different for everyone, but there must be some common themes. We have to eat. To be able to feed ourselves is empowering. It is self-reliant. To be able to feed others, and have them enjoy it, is joyous. For me, it goes a little deeper than that.

On Pie Crusts

Tasty pie crusts are important and they gotta withstand the heat. Here are my best tips and tricks for baking the perfect pie crust each time. 

On Cheating

On Cheating

“I’m so tired of saying no and waking up in the morning and recalling every single thing I ate the day before. Counting every calorie I consumed so I know exactly how much self-loathing to take into the shower.”

Hell yeah, Julia Roberts. You stop saying no to the food you want to eat and you stop feeling guilty about eating fucking delicious food and enjoying it. That’s awesome.