Wednesday, December 26, 2012

"A Twist on Apple Pie" by the Pimento Cheese Girl

A Twist on Apple Pie by Emily Wallace | Nothing in the House

On several occasions when folks have learned that I write about food, they've exclaimed, "You're the pimento cheese girl!" Oh, how I wish I could have claim to such a title. But that's my counterpart: the other curly-brown-haired UNC folklore graduate named Emily Elizabeth.

Ha. Emily Elizabeth Wallace is indeed the pimento cheese girl--she wrote about the historically women-produced mill food-turned-trendy spread of the "new south" for her Master's thesis in the UNC Folklore program. But the other "real Emily Elizabeth" is also an incredible artist (you may remember some of her pie-themed comics here) and a talented writer.

Earlier this month the Indy Week, the independent weekly in the North Carolina Triangle for which Wallace writes, had their "Pie Issue", and I was very flattered that my fellow E.E. asked to feature me and one of my recipes. In the piece, "A Twist on Apple Pie" you'll find a well-captured history of Nothing-in-the-House, and my Apple Pie with Salted Caramel Glaze--that readers may recognize.

Make sure to poke around the rest of the issue online too, as I'm in good company, featured alongside my friend April McGreger of Farmer's Daughter Brand Pickles & Preserves, and other expert pie makers who share their recipes for classic pies. And don't miss Emily Elizabeth Wallace's "Pie Vernacular" comic, which I'll also be sharing here soon. Many thanks to her for the lovely story; I'll be sure to return the favor when I have a pimento cheese story to write.

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