Allison Wignall By age 25, Allison had visited 17 countries across six continents. She gained an appreciation for the culinary specialties of the places she visited. She loves recreating dishes at home and experimenting with flavors. In her free time, Allison enjoys learning about wines and cocktails from around the globe. She has been writing professionally for six years. About Southern Living Southern Living, a Dotdash Meredith Brand, celebrates the food, homes, places, and culture of the South. We reach 7.2 million readers a month. Our content is written by experienced journalists and fact checked for accuracy. Learn more about us and our editorial guidelines.