NC Pork is Porktastic!

(Disclosure: I am honored to partner with the NC Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services and the “Got To Be NC” Pork Promotion to bring you this blog post and recipes using NC Pork from Bull City Farm) This month I had another opportunity to work with the farmer’s at Durham Roots Farmer’s Market in conjunction with the NC Dept. of Ag. Specifically to cook and talk … Continue reading NC Pork is Porktastic!

TxotxFest Returns for the Second Year

By Sarah Mausert Fall is here (kind of) and that means it’s time for cider.  Cider expert Mattie Beason is hosting Txotxfest on Saturday, November 18 from noon till 4PM in front of Beason’s Black Twig Cider House in Durham.   This year Txotxfest will actually kick off on the night of November 17th with a five-course cider paired dinner at Black Twig.  Chef Steven … Continue reading TxotxFest Returns for the Second Year

Little City Brewing + Provisions Presents Blocktober Fest

By Sarah Mausert Little City Brewing + Provisions is celebrating its one year anniversary with a block party on Saturday, October 7, from 12 to 10 PM.  Blocktober Fest will take over North Street in Raleigh between West and Harrington Streets.  Proceeds from corporate sponsors, attendee donations, and beer sales will be donated to Blocktober Fest’s charity partner, Dynamic Water. Little City Brewing + Provisions … Continue reading Little City Brewing + Provisions Presents Blocktober Fest

The Fifth Annual Salt & Smoke Festival

By Sarah Mausert It’s time to celebrate fall so Chef Kevin Callaghan and his team at Acme Food & Beverage Co. are ready to party at the fifth annual Salt & Smoke Festival on Saturday, November 4th.  The event takes place at Rock Quarry Farm in Orange County from 3 to 8PM. The first Salt & Smoke, in 2013, at John Soehner’s Eco Farm, started … Continue reading The Fifth Annual Salt & Smoke Festival

Durham Roots Farmer’s Market Makes Eating Local Fun!

(Disclosure: Honored to partner with the NC Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services and the Got To Be NC Poultry Promotion to bring you this blog post and recipes using a NC Turkey from Blue Whistler Farm) Hi all, I am very excited to bring you this blog post about the Durham Roots Farmers Market and the health benefits of eating locally sourced meats and and produce. The … Continue reading Durham Roots Farmer’s Market Makes Eating Local Fun!

Celebrate Bourbon Heritage Month at 21c and Counting House

By Sarah Mausert and Johanna Kramer Counting House, in the 21c Hotel Durham, is continuing its Fork + Bottle series this Thursday, September 21, at 6 PM, with a Pork + Bottle: Bourbon Heritage Month Celebration dinner featuring Heritage Farms Cheshire Pork.  Last month, the first time I visited Counting House, I was lucky enough to attend the Fork + Bottle dinner with Lombard Champagne; … Continue reading Celebrate Bourbon Heritage Month at 21c and Counting House

Tenth Annual Pepper Festival

By Sarah Mausert Sunday, September 24 marks the date for Abundance NC’s 10th Annual Pepper Festival held in Briar Chapel, Chapel Hill, from 3 to 6PM.  Admission is $30 for adults, $35 at the door, kids up to seven are free, and $5 for kids up to 14 years old.  You can purchase tickets here or by calling 919-533-5181. As part of the festivities, about … Continue reading Tenth Annual Pepper Festival