Archive for February, 2011
This week’s Now Serving column details events and agricultural workshops that give you a chance to participate in (literal) ground breaking as our local food movement evolves. Ever wanted to learn how to start a community garden, keep bees and chickens, plant potatoes or picnic with a baby goat? Read the column and dig in.
Sweeten up this Valentine’s Day with confectionery couture. Leave behind thoughts of coconut flakes–that’s an American macaroon. The French macaron (pronounced “mac-ah-rohn”) is a dainty sandwiched confection unrivaled in texture and flavor, as layered and complex as one of Marie Antoinette’s outfits. My latest piece for the Independent Weekly explores our area’s newest obsession with [...]
In this week’s Now Serving, I write about homemade treats for that weird love holiday that will incite you to really love your neighbors. Discover savory cookies to pair with local microbrews, modern Peruvian confections and raw chocolate to awaken the senses, all handmade in the Triangle. Read about them and adore, err, order your [...]
A couple of published news pieces today. Have you checked out the Sunday brunch at Motorco Music Hall? Free live music, bacon Bloody Marys and KoKyu BBQ sliders. I’ve dubbed it Sunday Slurp and Slide. Check out my Indy Big Bite post about it here. In this week’s Now Serving, The Mecca adds late-night hours, [...]
My first piece for SavorNC Magazine is now in the January/February issue. Inspired by the upcoming National Truffle Festival in March, held every year in Asheville, NC, I delved into our state’s blooming truffle farming industry. What I found out didn’t necessarily surprise me: North Carolina is a pioneer in yet another culinary, agriculture movement. [...]