About me

Nobody does hospitality and food like Southerners.

We’re born and bred to entertain, from the simplest cottage to the grandest mansion.

It’s just part of our nature to offer sustenance, comfort, and laughter to our family and friends—and strangers, who quickly become friends.

In a world that moves at a wicked pace,
take a breath…

*Pull up a chair and sit a spell.

Lucy standing behind a counter with a cheese board and glass of wine.

Lucy Brewer is an author, expert cook, and avid traveler living near Atlanta, Georgia.

Lucy started helping in the kitchen more than 40 years ago when she was just a little girl, standing in a chair next to her mother and grandmother. She quickly developed a passion for the art of cooking and began creating recipes, changing existing recipes, and perfecting classic Southern dishes.

As a lover of all things culinary, Lucy has immersed herself in studying and learning expert cooking techniques, recipe creation, shortcuts for quick recipes, and lots of cooking how-to’s so that she can bring the best information to readers of Southern Food and Fun.

Recipes featured on this website have been tested at least 3 times for accuracy. 

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As the former communications director for a non-profit (Georgia Pharmacy Association), Lucy has published hundreds of articles in widely circulated magazines and newsletters. With a Master of Arts in Professional Writing (Kennesaw State University) and more than twenty years experience writing and editing professionally, she’s blending a love of writing with a passion for cooking, entertaining, and traveling into a breathing representation of all—Southern Food & Fun.

I learned to cook standing in a chair at my grandmother’s and mother’s kitchen counter, and over the last twenty-five years have studied the art and practiced on my family and friends. I still call my Mama to ask how to make a family recipe, and there are many things that I’ll probably never get exactly right.

Many of the foods they cooked, and consequently many of the foods I cook, don’t have written instructions.

They live in our heads and we simply know what to add by sight, touch, or taste. A lifelong Georgia girl, I grew up on a farm just outside the small town of Oglethorpe, right in the heart of pine country.

We had cows, pigs, chickens, goats, sometimes horses, lots of hound dogs, and barn cats.

My grandmother and my mother canned and froze everything they possibly could so we could eat on it all year, and we raised and ate our own cows, pigs, and chickens.

We ate local and sustainable free-range food without realizing it would someday be trendy.

It was just how we lived.

Hand holding a strawberry and a large knife.


The New York Times, Peach Rivalry Becomes War Between the Tastes by Kim Severson

FoodNetwork Dish

Today Food Club

Lucy lives in a suburb of Augusta, Georgia, with her husband, David and mini-goldendoodle, Henry. Their 3 adult children, 2 in-law adult children, and 6 grandchildren all live in Georgia.

chocolate cupcakes with pink blackberry frosting.
cursive writing.
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