May 24, 2021 • 1HR 4M

Cheryl Day's Wimpy California Poké Bowl with Wonton Nachos

 
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One of my desert island cookbooks is The Back in the Day Bakery Cookbook (based on recipes from the Back in the Day Bakery in Savannah, Georgia), so imagine my delight that Cheryl Day -- who co-wrote it with her husband Griffith Day -- allowed me to analyze her lunch on this week's Lunch Therapy. Cheryl, a James Beard Award semifinalist for Outstanding Pastry Chef and a cofounder of Southern Restaurants for Racial Justice, reveals that she's actually a Californian (!!), talks about moving to the South, her brushes with racism there, and how she manages to run a business with the person that she's married to. We also cover her mother's lemon meringue pie, how Southerners have a sweeter palate than Californians, what she looks for when she goes to a bakery, and the foods that she loathes the most (see: gizzards).


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