About Nancie McDermott

Nancie McDermott

Nancie McDermott, a native of Burlington, NC and a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, developed a lifelong love for the cuisine of Asia during her tenure as a Peace Corps volunteer in Thailand. She's been cooking and writing about Asian food ever since. She's the author of nearly a dozen cookbooks and a contributing editor for Edible Piedmont. McDermott lives with her family in Chapel Hill, NC.


How Cantaloupe Got Its Name

Cantaloupe. Muskmelon. Charentais. Tuscan melon. Rock melon. How the heck did summer’s favorite fruit get all these names?! Nancie McDermott explains.

Black-Eyed Pea- Stew Recipe

Black-Eyed Pea Stew

This classic brings good luck and sated appetites to all those who partake on New Year’s Day, or so says Southern tradition.

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Cajun Chicken and Sausage Gumbo Recipe

Cajun Chicken and Sausage Gumbo

“Your family will think you are AMAZING.” “A straightforward, real deal Cajun gumbo that everyone loved.” “Easy and affordable.” “A keeper!”

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Coconut Cream Pie Recipe

Coconut Cream Pie

A retro classic with a velvety coconut custard buried beneath billows of sweet, luscious, airy meringue and cushioned by a tender, flaky, buttery lard crust. You’re welcome.

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Cornelia Walker Bailey's Pear Bread

Cornelia Walker Bailey’s Pear Bread

Spice bread. Tea cake. Quick bread. Whatever you call it, this recipe has pedigree–and you don’t need to know its geneology to know this. One taste tells all.

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  • 1 H, 30 M
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Brown Sugar Pound Cake Recipe

Brown Sugar Pound Cake

A dense, sweet, rich, buttery pound cake becomes even more indulgent, if you dare, with a heavy-handed drizzle of caramel glaze.

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  • 1 H, 40 M
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Oatmeal Cake Recipe

Oatmeal Cake

Yup, you’re allowed to eat this cake for breakfast. See, there’s wholesome oatmeal beneath all that coconut and butter.

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