5 episodes

Welcome to Biscuits & Jam, Southern Living's podcast that celebrates the stories, the nostalgia, and the legends behind some of our most popular recipes.

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Welcome to Biscuits & Jam, Southern Living's podcast that celebrates the stories, the nostalgia, and the legends behind some of our most popular recipes.

    Episode 5: The Final Story

    Episode 5: The Final Story

    On the last episode of Biscuits & Jam this season, Meg and Nellah seek to find out where Ms. Wiggins got her oh-so-famous recipe. With puzzle pieces from her daughter and baby sister, we learn a little about the roots of this popular recipe and get to hear from a beloved Southern Living editor.

    • 19 min
    Episode 4: Family Ties

    Episode 4: Family Ties

    In this episode of Biscuits & Jam, Meg and Nellah track down Mrs. Wiggins' baby sister and piece together an image of Wiggy's personality – a woman who was an excellent pianist, an avid entertainer, and a lover of pickles and liverwurst.

    • 18 min
    Episode 3: Wiggy

    Episode 3: Wiggy

    In Episode 3, a few pieces of the puzzle are filled in when Editor In Chief Sid Evans sends out a request in his magazine letter for information about Mrs. L. H. Wiggins. To our surprise – we got two very important messages.

    • 14 min
    Episode 2: Mrs. L. H. Wiggins

    Episode 2: Mrs. L. H. Wiggins

    Join us for episode 2, where producers Meg Pace and Nellah McGough start to unravel the story behind Mrs. L. H. Wiggins. She never submitted a second recipe, but her one and only – the Hummingbird Cake – is of legend to Southerners today.

    • 11 min
    Episode 1: The Hummingbird Cake

    Episode 1: The Hummingbird Cake

    Join producers Meg Pace and Nellah McGough as they introduce the Hummingbird Cake, a recipe that first ran in Southern Living back in the 70s, but has turned into the most popular recipe we've ever published. It was first submitted by a Mrs. L. H. Wiggins, a woman who – up until now – has been a complete mystery.

    • 12 min

Customer Reviews

@BadGlinda ,

Sweet & Sassy!

Loooove this investigative journalism and story of legacy recipes. This is everything I love about life and *Southern Living.*

NTC Fla ,

We want more!

Thanks Southern Living! This was great! Hummingbird Cake is a staple in our family. I’d love more stories on the history of classic southern recipes, like pimento cheese and fried chicken and how it depends on your area for your preference

Naheehs Acceber ,

Adorable, fun Southern Living mystery!

Loved this cozy mystery podcast from the everlasting charm of the Southern Living editors. I really hope they make more! Who knew a cake could be so intriguing? And what a lovely way to remember one Southern woman who made such a big difference. Nella and Meg and great hosts!

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