May 12, 2012
You might just as easily find Bill Smith on the Carrboro bike path hunting for honeysuckle as you will circulating the room at Crook’s Corner. But today, you’ll find him and partner Gene Hamer visiting with me as we talk about the 30th birthday of theChapel Hill/Carrboro restaurant that started it all. Happy birthday, guys! Without you, where would we be? I don’t even want to think about
May 5, 2012
Lynn Steinberg got tired of having to track down gourmet food gifts to send to friends and family around the country, so she just started her own company GoodiesforGifts.com. With a focus on small, local vendors, you can find and send Sassy Marshmallow Donuts from Seattle or Cake Pops from Raleigh Cake Pops right down the road. After all, food is love. Lynn got that right on the first try!
April 27, 2012
Alice Medrich is considered the First Lady of Chocolate … and rightly so as she’s widely credited with introducing the chocolate truffle to the United States. I, for one, thank her for that! Don’t you? Let’s get to the bottom of that question and other sweet thoughts.
April 21, 2012
How lucky we are that Jean Anderson calls Chapel Hill home. And she may have the most perfect job in the world … not only is she the author of more than 20 cookbooks, she gets to travel around the world writing about food and wine and culture. Jean, you are my heroine!
April 13, 2012
Portia McKnight and Flo Hawley probably did not grow up imagining that they’d one day be the cheese queens of Chapel Hill. With farmhouse cheeses made from their own Jersey herd, they even named several of their creations after local landmarks – Calvander and Hickory Grove. And let’s not forget Carolina Moon, New Moon, and Farmers’ Cheese. Yummy cheese from soulful-eyed cows … gotta like that!
April 6, 2012
Rebecca Lang, author of Quick-Fix Southern, and I got off on a bit of a tangent about our love of pimento cheese and deviled eggs, but that just shows our shared passion for Southern cooking. She is as charming and easy to get to know as her books … and her accomplishments are so long it would almost take a whole new book just to list them.
March 31, 2012
If only Gina & Pat Neely would adopt me. I can get “down home” and eat barbeque pretty much every day of the week. I can celebrate anything. Plus I feel like we’re family since I lived in Memphis for so long and ate at Neely’s A LOT. Talking with them on SideDish was truly a highlight. Join us as we talk about how to turn every day into a celebration!
March 23, 2012
Martha Jenkins and Katie Horn love to go to work every day and why shouldn’t they when they get to spend all day at Kitchenworks where every square inch is packed from floor to ceiling with a dazzling array of kitchen goods. I was able to finally lure them out of their natural habitat to visit for some serious dish!
March 16, 2012
Andrea Weigl, food writer and blogger for the N&O, has a new calling! She recently completed training and certification by the Kansas City Barbecue Society and is now qualified to be a judge at any BBQ contest in the country … I’m imagining alot of Qin her future!
March 9, 2012
If you have an interest in food, cooking, and the history, stories and traditions behind it, from earliest times to present day, and who doesn’t now days … then CHOP NC (Culinary Historians of the Piedmont) has a place for you. Founder Nancie McDermott is a food writer, cookbook author, and all-around culinarian. CHOP is the perfect venue for us to share our own culinary stories, celebrating