Emily Wallace

Emily Wallace is a freelance writer and illustrator with a master's in pimento cheese. She serves as deputy editor of Southern Cultures, is a chief contributor to the Indy Week, and has written and illustrated work for other publications including Our State, The Washington Post, The Oxford American, and GOOD. Wallace has served as a judge for the Book Awards committee of the James Beard Foundation. She lives in Durham with her dog Rubick.

Food

Grits: An Essay On The Southern Staple

Some grits recipes are passed down for generations. Other flavorful preparations are created in the kitchens of innovative chefs. Then there are those newfound traditions born from curiosity and happenstance.

Dining

Wilson: Whole Truth Lunchroom

The covered dish. The church picnic. The Wednesday night supper. North Carolina’s communal gatherings embrace the spirit of faith, fellowship, and food.

Dining

Grady’s Barbecue

Eating barbecue at this Dudley restaurant is simple, but running the place requires some sacrifices.

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