Why not butternut?

Why not butternut?

Move over pumpkin spice. There’s a new squash in town and it’s name is butternut.The juggernaut of ‘pumpkin spice everything’ ...

October 18th, 2017 |  


Confusing Americans for 100 years

Confusing Americans for 100 years

Tamales have delighted and confused Americans for a good long while.They have delighted because they are delicious and they have confused because the ...

October 11th, 2017 |  


When a pizza isn’t a pizza

When a pizza isn’t a pizza

Everyone has heard the old saying, “You can never have too much of a good thing.” Perhaps you’ve said it yourself. But it’s ra...

October 4th, 2017 |  


Dining on the Yellow Line

Dining on the Yellow Line

PILOT MOUNTAIN — Tucking into the second of four courses at a table for 125 running down the middle of Main Street in Pilot Mountain on Saturday...

September 28th, 2017 |  


Sweet Potato Festival is relaxed affair

Sweet Potato Festival is relaxed affair

As street festivals go, the sweet potato festival in Rockford is a laid-back affair. In its 20th year of celebrating the harvest of North CarolinaR...

September 20th, 2017 |  


Home canning on a serious scale

Home canning on a serious scale

“Back when I was cool, I did cool things. Now I go up to my home office and read gardening magazines,” says Scott Lowry of his new-found i...

September 13th, 2017 |  


Cupcake trend turns 21, cupcakes survive

Cupcake trend turns 21, cupcakes survive

It’s been 21 years since Magnolia Bakery opened their doors on Bleeker Street in New York’s West Village, and almost as long since “...

September 6th, 2017 |  


With eggplant, it’s all or nothing

With eggplant, it’s all or nothing

Eggplant is much like the little girl with a curl in the middle of her forehead. When it’s good, it’s very, very good. But when it’s...

August 23rd, 2017 |  


Stretching the harvest

Stretching the harvest

“Everything she fixes is ten times better than anything else,” says Joe Cochran of the food prepared by his wife Melissa Cochran.“Yo...

August 16th, 2017 |  


Veggies on the grill

Veggies on the grill

As satisfying as it is to sizzle big hunks of meat on a grill, it’s easy to forget that side dishes and vegetables also deserve some grill space...

August 9th, 2017 |