Meet the Maker: Southern at Heart
Meet this week's maker, Amanda from Southern at Heart!
With the pandemic, Amanda began missing her regular travels to the south, so to help fill that void she began cooking up Southern food and dropping it off for friends and family. When their orders started to become a regular thing, Southern at Heart was born. Amanda’s top taste testers are her husband and 4 year old daughter, as well as her beagle who can often be heard whining outside the kitchen door on cooking days.
Amanda has also developed a program through Southern at Heart called ‘Plant a Seed, Grow a Blessing’ where people can donate funds of any amount to provide picnic boxes/meals for those going through hardships within the community.
Carry on reading to learn more about Southern at Heart!
What kind of products do you sell?
A wide range of Southern food and beverages.
How did you get started?
I got started by attempting to make the perfect Southern biscuit during the COVID lockdowns.
Why are you a maker?
I love making food for other people to enjoy. It makes me feel like I’m breaking bread with them at their family table.
What inspires you?
Everything Southern which is pretty vast. I love every type of Southern culture from New Orleans Cajun and Creole to the Appalachian Mountain culture to the Deep South.
What is your favourite product that you sell?
It’s a tie between my sweet tea and biscuits!
What is your favourite product that another maker sells?
Butter and Spice’s sweet potato pie for Thanksgiving was unreal. She also makes the best brownies that melt in your mouth. And of course, you can’t go wrong with a charcuterie box from Figswithfriends.
What is your most popular product?
My pimento cheese and biscuits.
What's one fun fact that someone might not know about you?
I’m also a school secretary!
Where can people find you on social media?
Facebook: Southern at Heart