Diana Rattray is an avid home cook and food lover with a passion for culinary history and Southern and regional cooking.
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- 20+ years experience writing about food
- Published more than 5,000 recipes and articles
- Author of "Guide to Southern Cooking" and "The Everything Southern Cookbook"
- Member of Southern Foodways Alliance
- Owner of Classic-Recipes.com
Diana has had a lifelong love affair with cooking. She was introduced to the culinary arts by her grandfather, a baker and chef who cooked for farms, restaurants, and resorts. Her interest in Southern food began more than 20 years ago when she moved to Mississippi.
Diana has been developing new recipes and writing about food since 1996. She has been a contributor for About.com and The Spruce Eats, focusing on Southern cuisine since 1997. Many of her recipes and articles were featured in online and print publications, including national publications such as Reader's Digest and Epicurious, and local newspapers like the Memphis Commercial Appeal, Atlanta Journal Constitution, Deseret News, The Erie Times-News, Columbia Star, Press (Newport News ), Times Free Press (Chattanooga), and many more.
Diana's knowledge of food comes from her giant collection of cookbooks and food references. She is also an avid baker and enjoys creating rustic artisan breads. Other culinary interests range from home preserving to making fresh pasta.
- Cooking classes at the Viking Cooking School in Greenwood, MS
- Online photography courses
- College writing courses
Awards and Publications
Diana's cookbook, "Guide to Southern Cooking," was published in 2006, followed by "The Everything Southern Cookbook" in 2015.
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