When I visited Erika of Southern Souffle’s food blog, something felt familiar. I clicked over to her “About” page to discover that she was also from North Carolina. Further research revealed that her mother’s side of her family lived in the same town I was raised in — Goldsboro, North Carolina. It’s a small world indeed. Her blog features beloved southern recipes that take me back to the meals I ate after church at my grandma’s house. If you’re from the south, reading Erika’s blog will be quite a nostalgic experience. Along with her popular blog, Erika also hosts a monthly supper club called “South x Saints.” Food lovers from a myriad of cultures gather around to bond over meals like rosemary fried chicken with collard greens and sweet potato tarts. Every month it sells out, and friendships are forged through family-style dining.