I, A French Person, Made Classic Southern Desserts (And Have Some Thoughts)
I am changed forever.
Hey there! My name is Marie, I'm a food writer and an amateur baker — and I have a die-hard sweet tooth.
I was born and raised in France. Although I've been living in the US for almost six years, I still have a lot to learn when it comes to American food, especially Southern specialties.
I've never been to the South*, but I've heard that's where they make the best desserts. Since I couldn't afford a plane ticket to Georgia, I decided the next best thing would be to bake famously classic Southern desserts from scratch.
I polled my Southern coworkers, did some Googling — and came up with six classics to make and taste. They were:
• Hummingbird Cake
• Mississippi Mud Pie
• Alabama Lane Cake
• Chess Pie
• Peach Cobbler
• Bourbon Pecan Pie