June 9, 2012
A visit from Martha Jenkins and Katie Horn is guaranteed to be high energy and fun! This is what you get when you put three spicy and sizzling girls in the same room at the same time. There’s always something up over there at Kitchenworks at UniversityMall and it’s a guarantee you’ll enjoy every second!
June 2, 2012
I always feel like my glass runneth over when I’ve got the Glasshalfull folks around my table since my times around their table(s) have been memorable. Owner Mickey Maloney and new Chef Marshall Smith visit to talk about the new changes and upcoming summer menu at one of my favorite Carrboro eateries.
May 26, 2012
Michael Ahern didn’t come to cheffing the traditional way. No, he had to go off and become a cop first. The folks out at Galloway Ridge are mighty glad he found his way back. Every day he delights the palates of residents and staff alike at one of three dining options at Galloway Ridge at Fearrington.
May 18, 2012
Jeremy Blankenship, is reigning chef at Tyler’s Taproom. Yes, all of them .. Carrboro, Durham, Apex and, the newest, in Raleigh at Beaver Creek. They’ve won so many “Best of” awards, it’s hard to even know where to start. Best burger, best fries, NC taproom of the year, one of America’s best bars (Men’s Health Mag). And Jeremy is behind all that yummy bar food.
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.