Recipe: Cane Syrup Pecan Pie, from Jamie DeMent

Jamie DeMent farms and cooks on Coon Rock Farm in Hillsborough, North Carolina. A well-known cooking teacher, she also owns, with her partner, Richard Holcomb, Piedmont Restaurant in Durham, North Carolina, and Bella Bean Organics. Jamie DeMent opens a bright kitchen window onto the newest kind of North Carolina farming life. On fifty-five acres of… Continue Reading Recipe: Cane Syrup Pecan Pie, from Jamie DeMent

Save 40% on Savor the South Cookbooks 10-volume Set

The 10-volume set of Savor the South® Cookbooks is now available in hardcover at a special discounted price. Don’t miss out on this limited-time offer. Buy the set and save big! Continue Reading Save 40% on Savor the South Cookbooks 10-volume Set

Interview: Kathleen Purvis on Pecans

I’m a fan of the slide-style of nut cracker: You place a nut in a trough, pull back a spring-loaded weight, and let it go. You tend to get more halves that way. There’s a bit of mess from all the shells, so I usually do it outside, spreading out newspaper to catch the shells. You also can use some of the shells to spread in a garden. Continue Reading Interview: Kathleen Purvis on Pecans

Free Book Friday: Savor the South

September’s Free Book Friday giveaway is for the inaugural books in our Savor the South cookbook collection: Buttermilk, by Debbie Moose, and Pecans, by Kathleen Purvis. Continue Reading Free Book Friday: Savor the South

Kathleen Purvis: Preparations of a Book-Signing Novice

As a first-time book author facing book-signing events, I’m going to have to sign my name in books that people are buying. (At least I hope so. Otherwise, I’ll get a lot of practice sitting at little tables and smiling cheerfully while people ignore me.) Continue Reading Kathleen Purvis: Preparations of a Book-Signing Novice

Kathleen Purvis: The Test Kitchen Summers

Pretty soon, my co-workers were being inundated. Pecan pralines, pecan cheesecakes, pecan pies. During one marathon in July, when I took a week off just to cook, I called a co-worker and asked him to make an emergency food lift. Continue Reading Kathleen Purvis: The Test Kitchen Summers