Beignets Are Everything

There’s something very attractive about deep-fried anything covered in powdered sugar, isn’t it? Of course, I’m talking about beignets, those sweet treats crafted from flour, lard, milk and sugar. The official state doughnut of Louisiana has a long history in the United States, however it became distinctly identified with New Orleans’ French Quarter by quite the circuitous route.

Continue reading “Beignets Are Everything”

Grits, Fried Chicken and Sweet Potato Pie, Oh My!

Amazingly, the most popular key word searches for this little blog about books and writing continues to be food-based terms, particular grits, fried chicken and sweet potato pie.  For all of you Southern and Soul Foodies out there looking for a satisfying read, please check out the resources at one of my favorite periodicals:  Our State, a magazine that features the delicious cuisine of North Carolina.