Editor’s Note: We were so taken about featuring beloved traditional holidays dishes from some of Winston-Salem’s top chefs, we didn’t even consider how difficult it would be to land on just three. So we enlisted Winston-Salem’s culinary man-about-town, Carroll Leggett, who expertly narrowed down the field to three amazing chefs who would willingly part with one of their tried and true holiday recipes. We hope you enjoy Carroll’s salty take on each chef, their recipe and a side sampling of their homeplace. All culinary roads really do lead to Winston-Salem. 

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Husband-and-wife duo, self-proclaimed “farm nerds,” and certified beekeepers Drew and Claire Parrish are hitting the reset button on Claire’s 150-year-old family farm. Find out how this resourceful Winston-Salem couple is blending agriculture with wellness. (And get a farm-friendly recipe to try at home from Winston-Salem chef and NC Chef of the Year, Travis Myers!)

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Since founding her family business in 1960, Evva Hanes has seen a thing or two. She’s baked, served and shipped well more than 100 million Moravian cookies. She survived breast cancer in 2015, and is now cancer free at age 85. She recently celebrated 65 years of marriage to her loving husband, Travis. And, she’s raised her children–and their children–to become the eighth and ninth generation of Moravian family bakers.
How did she do it all? With love.

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