Cooking with Paula Deen: Exploring the Moravian Culinary Trail

The holiday season is just around the corner and editors at Cooking with Paula Deen publication turned to Winston-Salem for their culinary inspiration this season. The November issue of the magazine features Winston-Salem's Moravian Culinary trail and the 250+ year history of the Moravians (Eastern European protestants) here. 

Managing editor, Nancy Meeks traveled to Winston-Salem in May 2016 as a guest of Visit Winston-Salem and delved deep into the history of the famous spiced Moravian Ginger Cookies, savory Chicken pies and sweet and butter Sugar Cake. In addition, Her article features the legacy of tobacco baron R.J. Reynolds, whose historic home is now Reynolda House Museum of American Art in Winston-Salem and former company headquarters building now houses The Kimpton Cardinal Hotel downtown. 

To cap off her stay, Meeks explored the nearby Yadkin Valley -- North Carolina's wine country; home to more than 45 wineries in less than an hour's drive from Winston-Salem.

Read an excerpt here:
"Winkler Bakery, founded in 1800 in Old Salem, contains the oldest continually operating woodfired dome oven in the United States, and here you’ll find two of the oldest versions of traditional Moravian desserts: Moravian ginger cookies and sugar cake. Ginger cookies are made from a stiff dough flavored with molasses, ginger, cinnamon, and other spices and are rolled out paper-thin before cutting. One batch of dough makes dozens and dozens of cookies, and once baked, they are light, crisp, and keep exceptionally well." - Nancy Meeks, managing editor


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