February 11, 2012
Larry Shaw/A Southern Season
The whole town has been watching and talking about the changes going on over at A Southern Season, so it’s high time we went straight to the source. Join us for a one-on-one with Larry Shaw, the new President at Chapel Hill’s landmark gourmet marketplace.
January 22, 2012
You know what happens when you put a bunch of really talented women in a room with a plan? SavorNC Magazine happens! Kathy Worm, “Princess of the Law” is General Counsel for this new magazine dedicated to peeking in every corner of our state. In their own words: “No matter what excites you — wine, food, travel, or decor — we’re here to help you savor the good life.”
January 15, 2012
Edible Piedmont’s Fred Thompson is one of those men who seem to be able to do it all! Columnist, cookbook author, publisher … and the guy can cook. What’s not to love about that, I ask you? Having Fred sitting across from me makes me realize that he and I are both as passionate talking about food as we are diving into it.
January 8, 2012
What do you get when you have four friends who love to eat and make dumplings? If this was a band, Chela Yu, her dumplingness, would be “the girl singer.” But since this is a food truck, you get “Chirba Chirba” (translation: Eat, eat!). Chela andthe boys, Yin Song, Nate Adams, Ali Safavi, make up the Dumpling Squad. If you’ve missed one of their dumpling raids, tsk, tsk.
December 30, 2011
Having Joe Kwon, fellow food blogger with Taste on Tour: Food on the Road and cellist for The Avett Brothers sitting across from me felt … well … double, triple, quadruple wondermous. This is a gentle classically trained musician who becomes a bow-shredding fireball on stage. AND he’s a foodie!
December 18, 2011
I don’t know what I love more about Cajuns … their talent in the kitchen or that unmistakable accent! In Jay Pierce, Chef at Lucky 32, you get to experience both. And with locations in both Cary and Greensboro, you have twice the chance to discover how all his passions just seem to happily collide on one plate.
December 11, 2011
Sheri Castle wears many hats. Food writer. Cooking Teacher. Recipe tester & developer. I mean, imagine having the job of testing your friend’s recipes before their cookbooks are published … she did just that with Bill Smith’s Seasoned in the South. Where she found time to write her own is beyond me, but The New Southern Garden is enjoying great success.
December 4, 2011
Just down the road a piece out in Saxapahaw, accidental farmer Suzanne Nelson runs Cozi Farm, a diversified, thriving polyculture where animals are treated with reverence and grace, earthworms are cherished, and all critters eat a species-appropriate diet. I didn’t write that last bit, but it so describes Cozi Farm’s mission that I couldn’t resist using Suzanne’s own words.
November 27, 2011
Mary Margaret McCamic just lives and breaths wine. Speaking of which, exactly how long do you let a wine breath? Just ask her. What does swirling really do anyway? Again, Mary Margaret is your woman. With a wine path that began at the illustrious Balthazar in NYC, her journey has landed her right her in our midst. Lucky us!
November 18, 2011
Alex and Betsy Hitt have been nurturing the soil and bounty at Peregrine Farm in Alamance County for 30 years. They were one of the first local farms to supply Chapel Hill restaurants in the early 80’s. Now a staple at the Carrboro Farmers’ Market, you can find them every Saturday and Wednesday sharing flowers, vegetables and blueberries with their legion of fans.