Kathleen Purvis

Purvis is the food editor for The Charlotte Observer. She is the author of two Savor the South Cookbooks: Pecans and Bourbon. Purvis has been cookbook awards chair for the James Beard Awards since 2000.

Life

Two Churches, One Table

Thanksgiving has always been about coming together. For a pair of churches in Wilmington, this year’s holiday menu is inspired by a new cookbook that connects two communities: one historically black, and the other predominantly white.

Life

The Queen of Spruce Pine

This enterprising young woman with strong convictions has created a down-home market marvel through her farm and food.

Recipes

The Baker’s Basics: Filling For All

For pies and people alike, what’s on the inside matters most. With enough ingenuity and imagination, any pie — from humble to haughty — is a welcome treat.

Drink

The Julep Solution

On spring and summer days, when it’s too humid to feel refined, look to the classic drink of Dixie.

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