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The South is very much on board with

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The South is very much on board with the snack arrangement trend

Just as the term ‘martini’ is now applied by some people to anything served in a conical glass, ‘charcuterie’ in certain circles now means any snacks arranged on a horizontal surface. Kathryn Jezer-Morton, a doctoral student at Concordia University who studies “mom-fluencers,” last week delved into the trend on her Substack, Mothers Under the Influence.

Jezer-Morton believes boards furnished with yogurt pretzels, gingerbread men and citrus segments are the spiritual successors to American culinary crafts such as butter sculptures and seed paintings. She joined The Food Section to talk about the new charcuterie, which is wildly popular across the South.



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