Daniel Wallace

Wallace is the J. Ross MacDonald Distinguished Professor of English and director of the Creative Writing Program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is the author of six novels, most recently Extraordinary Adventures. His illustrations have appeared in the Los Angeles Times, Italian Vanity Fair, and many other magazines and books. His novel, Big Fish, was made into a motion picture by Tim Burton in 2003.


Just a Bowl of Butter Beans

If you think of these little legumes as just lima beans, you may not understand why butter beans move us Southerners to sing.


An Ode to Diner Pie

In a glass case by the door, or on a dessert plate in an old-school booth, few foods evoke as strong a sense of place as coffee’s favorite companion: a slice of diner pie.


The Truth About Gingerbread

An investigation into our favorite person-shaped cookie reveals that gingerbread’s history is closely linked to our own.


Sizzle and Savor: In Celebration of Bacon

Can’t you smell it now? On Saturday mornings, the scent of pork in the frying pan rises above the rest — just one reason our crush on bacon is here to stay.