The Ham Lady by Southern Living

Nancy Newsom Mahaffey has through the years been the subject of articles published in many magazines, newspapers, blogs and web journals. There have been many mentions in Southern Living magazine and in 2018, Nancy “The Ham Lady” was featured in a full length story in the Christmas edition.

Author Jennifer Justus, a Nashville-based food writer with more than 20 years journalism experience, has covered the Nashville scene and taken her notepad far beyond on assignment for magazines and journals reaching readers across the nation. Photographer Peter Frank Edwards, based in coastal South Carolina, has taken on challenges for countless publications. He has turned a revealing focus on the food world of the south and has viewed and shared the world through his camera lens.

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