April McGreger April McGreger is an award-winning jam and pickle maker, cookbook author, and pastry chef with over 20 years of experience working in professional kitchens. She is one of the industry's most highly regarded food preservation and fermentation experts with a focus on local and regional foodways. 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.