By Kari Winter Kari is a Food & Dining columnist for WCHL/
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    Summer Produce & Recipes

    August 1, 2013 at 5:34 am

    Do you walk by all the beautiful, fresh summer produce at the farmers market or the grocery store and want to dive right in, but are not quite sure what you’d make?

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    Local Touch: The Bloody Brando

    July 12, 2013 at 12:36 pm

    Brandon’s mix is thicker than most, and he attributes this to the blended celery and green olives in the mix.

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    My Trip Through Alsatian Wine Country

    July 5, 2013 at 6:00 am

    The Romans first conquered the region in 58 BC, and since then ownership has been traded like baseball cards.

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    Popsicle Time!

    June 28, 2013 at 5:15 am

    It has taken its time getting here, but it is finally feeling like summer. And on a hot day there is nothing like a cold treat to cool you off.

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    Krupnikas, Durham’s Own Honey Liqueur

    June 20, 2013 at 5:04 am

    Rim Vilgalys, a second generation Lithuanian-American, grew up in Durham, though the spiced-honey flavored liqueur of his heritage was always part of his life.

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    Wok & Roll

    May 22, 2013 at 5:15 am

    I love Chinese food, and for most of my life it was especially important to find the best Chinese restaurant wherever I lived. But then I got brave and started trying different Chinese recipes myself. I figured out that I’d need to use local Asian stores to find ingredients to help make the food more authentic (Mikyin’s […]

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    Tradition & Cake: They Say It’s Your Birthday

    May 15, 2013 at 5:20 am

    Even though you’re all grown up (and I’m thinking most of you are), do you still sort of crave a cake each year on your birthday?

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    My Paloma, with a Local Twist

    May 6, 2013 at 5:17 pm

    It’s the new “it” drink according to Bon Appetit, and you can find it all over town.

  • Beans, Beans, Good For The Heart

    April 12, 2013 at 6:53 pm

    Beans, beans, good for the heart. Don’t snicker – it turns out to be true. It’s a great health choice to add more beans to your daily food intake. The isoflavones in beans reduce the risk of heart disease and a diet rich in beans helps lower cholesterol and blood pressure, which has been shown […]

  • Rocky Run Farm

    March 21, 2013 at 9:34 am

    There is a lot of talk these days about farm-to-fork eating. In our area many people take it seriously and generally do a good job of eating thoughtfully; using fresh, local ingredients. Isaiah Allen personifies this way of living. He is currently Chef de Cuisine at Il Palio (my last column told the romantic story […]