Erika Council is the charismatic writer and photographer behind the food blog, Southern Soufflé, the blog that takes a southern-focused epic through soulful approaches on how food has impact on community, with a twist on soul food recipes and more. Nothing exemplifies this more than her South and Slocumb Supper Club Dinners, where complete strangers make their way to dine on her soulful renditions of southern classic cuisine. She has been featured in Food and Wine, The Local Palate Magazine, Food 52, Complex Magazine, Yahoo, Huffington Post ,The Kitchn, and Yahoo, among others.
Currently a resident of Atlanta Georgia, Erika is a native of North Carolina. She attributes her passion for food and community to her grandmothers. One, affectionately called Dinnie, was a community champion. The other, Mildred (Dip), in her own right is a southern cooking icon, owner of Mama’s Dips Kitchen in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.