It started with cupcakes, then came whoopie pies. Now, the craze for all-American food has taken a southern slant, with the soul food of the deep south being the food trend of the moment.
Even the French aren't immune from the culinary charms of the US of A. Baking Mad's Eric Lanlard has just released a new book, Tart it Up, filled with simple pie recipes including a classic pecan pie worthy of any homegrown southern belle. Eric swears his friends are addicted to it, and after baking it ourselves, we know you will be too.
Tart it Up: Sweet & Savoury Tarts & Pies (Mitchell Beazley, £12.78) is out now cake-boy.co.uk