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was serving it at a tea room in a nice hotel. Wallace found that it still retains a strong pull in the Carolinas.
When she interviewed the vice president of Moody Dunbar, the nation's leading canner of pimentos, she learned that 80 percent of all pimento cheese spreads are sold in 11 Southeastern markets and the two largest are Raleigh Durham and Charlotte. Despite our affection for it, we Southerners haven't always treated pimento cheese with respect. While the best pimento cheese is homemade, pimento cheese spreads Puma Fenty Shoes By Rihanna have been sold in supermarkets since the Puma Creepers White Oatmeal
in supermarkets. At the Harris Teeter in Charlotte's Cotswold neighborhood on a recent Saturday, you could sample a version by Augusta's Creations of Charlotte on one side of the deli and one by Penny's of Charlotte just a few steps away. Penny's owner Casey Brawley based his version on a recipe by his late mother, UNC Charlotte women's tennis coach Penny Brawley, who used to make it as Christmas gifts for her players. He says the new brands, like Penny's, Augusta'.
to why people started using shredded cheese as a sort of mayonnaise based salad, it took off quickly in the hot Southern summers and really became a staple during the Depression, when cheese was a cheap form of protein. Wallace gave a lot of thought to the role that pimento cheese played as a product for female entrepreneurs in the South in the 1920s, and the way it managed to be a blue collar lunch and a polite society staple at the same time. "A lot of foods, they start high and move down," she says. "But (pimento cheese) really retained its status as a delicacy. " For instance, Eugenia Duke, the founder of Duke's Mayonnaise, sold pimento cheese sandwiches in textile mills at the same time she Puma Creepers Womens
1940s. And that wasn't always a good thing. In 1981, novelist Reynolds Price declared that supermarket versions were made "from congealed insecticides.