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

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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