…a recipe for success by some North Carolina food makers!

Enjoy learning about these four NC food artisans... as told by Culinary Adventurist Wendy Perry

North Carolina is rich with passionate food artisans. From our coast to the mountains, you will find them in every nook and cranny, from the big city to the smallest little rural towns and communities. Featured in Carolina Country Magazine by Culinary Adventurist and Artisan Wendy Perry.

Summer Squash Spoonbread with Pimento Cheese

Tis the season … for scores of squash! Our spoonbread pairs pimento cheese with squash to create an all-in-one, veggie-laden cheesy bread. Add a cool summer salad and serve alongside some grilled goodies on the porch, along with an icy glass of lemonade.

“Traditional Southern Thanksgiving Favs…with a Twist”

Twisted Southern Thanksgiving Table

Twisted Southern Thanksgiving Table Being the “throw cooker” that I am, those of you that know me know I’m gonna throw a twist into a meal or recipe, any chance I get.  Well there’s no reason Thanksgiving should be exempt from my voodoo.  My friends Valonda and Sharon invited me back again to their show,… Continue reading “Traditional Southern Thanksgiving Favs…with a Twist”

Part 1: Old Fashioned Coconut Cake… and Caramel Cake from Hell #CakeDisaster

The caramel cake from hell!

I like a good moist coconut cake… not “love,” but do enjoy on occasion.   As is the case all around, there have been some ladies in my community, who, over the years, made a name for themselves with their cakes.  I’ll start this tale with a funny happening I had regarding “vintage” cakes that will… Continue reading Part 1: Old Fashioned Coconut Cake… and Caramel Cake from Hell #CakeDisaster

…krave-worthy Krispy Kreme Kroutons!

....krunchy krispy kreme kroutons

Krispy Kreme “Kroutons” are a fun treat by themselves, but floating in boiled custard to enjoy at the bottom of your cup is good, too!

Speaking of tomatoes, fried green ones…

A few years ago while food styling and creating recipes at Our State Magazine, I had the opportunity to create some “sauces” for Fried Green Tomatoes!  We Southerners know summertime isn’t complete without enjoying this tangy fried treat. OK, I’m sure some folks may coat and bake them, but Wendy don’t play that with some… Continue reading Speaking of tomatoes, fried green ones…

Wendy’s Dilly Swiss Tomato Pie!

Dilly Swiss Tomato Pie Photo by Matt Hulsman for Our State Magazine

’tis pie season. Tomato Pie Season. And I can’t believe I have never put my Dilly Swiss Tomato Pie here….                   As food stylist and recipe developer at Our State Magazine for 5 years, I often prepared and styled recipes from church and community cookbooks they featured… Continue reading Wendy’s Dilly Swiss Tomato Pie!