March 2, 2012
Sam Poley/Durham Convention & Visitors Bureau
Catching up with Sam Poley, Director of Communications at the Durham Convention & Visitors Bureau, is always an experience! His love of Durham is both obvious and infectious.
February 24, 2012
Bill & Andrea Whittington/The Blue Note Grill
The Blue Note Grill in Durham quickly became one of my favorite places in the area. Is it because of the blues music you can hear almost every night of the week? Or because their BBQ reminds me of Memphis? Or because it’s my “Cheers” and “everybody knows my name?”
February 18, 2012
Mary Margaret McCamic is back to talk about her new side business, The Clever Vine, where she offers wine consulting and private education classes. This girl is busy! She’s also still involved with The Chef’s Academy as well as teaching classes in CLASS (Culinary Lessons at A Southern Season. Glad she took time out to come talk wine with us!
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.