Across North Carolina, milestone events — from baptisms to weddings to funerals — have one much-loved Southern delicacy on the menu. Regardless of the occasion, ham biscuits comfort and nourish us as we celebrate, mourn, and gather.
When cultures collided in one family’s Raleigh kitchen, a new food tradition — part Jewish, part Southern Baptist — was born. Two treats served each year for Hanukkah — latkes and sufganiyot, or jelly doughnuts — got updates. The Jewish husband was mesmerized. The Southern wife had a secret.