Emma Laperruque

Emma Laperruque is a baker at Scratch in Durham, and a blogger at Dourmet.com.


The Bakehouse

In Moore County, Christmas treats are a family tradition five generations in the making.


Like a Local: Henderson

Henderson has had to rebuild itself more than once, and is all about the old and the new. As you plan your visit, include these spots for the best of both.


3 Bakeries Run by the Greatest Generation of Bakers

In 1942, the United States enacted its first food ration of World War II — on sugar. After the war was over, many returning soldiers headed to the kitchen to make their lives a little, well, sweeter. Today, three North Carolina bakeries that opened in the wake of the war endure. Their stories are our history. And their cakes are pretty tasty, too.