The Blog: Erika Council was born and raised in the south, in North Carolina to be exact. She spent a few years in Louisiana and made the trek to Georgia, like so many others, after Katrina. Growing up, she learned to wash collards in the bath tub, saw moonshine distilled in old radiators, and experienced the art of biscuit-making at the ripe old age of four. Southern soul food is her specialty with fried chicken being her best, cornbread a close second, and lima beans her mortal enemy, so you won't see those here. You will find plenty of cooking with cane syrup, marinading with bourbon and worshiping in the House of Cast Iron Skillets. And, of course, lots of biscuits.