Guy Fieri “Grocery Games” is Calling on Triangle Chefs!

How exciting is this? Wouldn’t it be great to see one of our Triangle Chefs on another Food Network Show? I know I would. We are SO lucky to live here and be surrounded by the multitude of culinary talent. I swear I drool on my phone every day with the twitter posts our chefs send out. Ok, so let’s spread the word. Please share … Continue reading Guy Fieri “Grocery Games” is Calling on Triangle Chefs!

Come see Whole Foods Market’s cheesemongers cut open an 85 pound wheel of cheese on 3/7!

Ever noticed those huge wheels of Parmigiano Reggiano in the Whole Foods Market cheese department? Come see one of these 85-pound wheels get “cracked” in the cheese section on Saturday, March 7, at 3 p.m (Durham event is at 2pm) when the Whole Foods Market cheesemongers will simultaneously crack into more than 85-pound wheels of authentic Parmigiano Reggiano company wide. These cheesemongers are true experts, and they … Continue reading Come see Whole Foods Market’s cheesemongers cut open an 85 pound wheel of cheese on 3/7!

The Glass Jug – Craft Beer Store Extraordinaire!

If you live in SW Durham and are a lover of craft beer, then you know just how awesome this past year has been for our little pocket of Durham. Sam’s Bottle Shop, Growler Grlz, Beer Durham and The Glass Jug all opened and good beer is now no more than a mile or 3 away. Read through to the end to find out how … Continue reading The Glass Jug – Craft Beer Store Extraordinaire!

Cookbooks to Drool Over, and a giveaway too!!

This month on My Carolina Today I had the awesome opportunity to chat about some of my favorite cookbooks. Written by local food writers and authors, not to mention friends of mine, these are great holiday gifts for your friends and family. To watch the  “Great Gifts for the Chef in Your Life” clip, go here I’d like to thank the authors and UNC Press … Continue reading Cookbooks to Drool Over, and a giveaway too!!

“Cheese Nights” at Whole Foods Market Durham

Free Cheese Nights Event Lately I’ve realized I have an obsession for cheese. I can’t stop trying new varieties and nibbling on them for lunch or a late afternoon/evening snack. I’ve found I like the slightly nutty, sweet cheeses along with those that carry a slightly pungent bite. It always excites me when Whole Foods Market hosts their  “Cheese Nights”. It’s the perfect opportunity to sample … Continue reading “Cheese Nights” at Whole Foods Market Durham

Keep your Pups Happy, Buy Local!!

This month on the My Carolina Today show I had the opportunity to talk about some great local people making delicious and nutritious dog treats. Having two dogs of my own, I am very conscientious about what they eat. I buy all my dog food and treats at Oliver’s Collar and while I can’t remember the brand name of the food I buy, it is a … Continue reading Keep your Pups Happy, Buy Local!!

Celebrating the Grilled Cheese at Whole Foods Market – Durham

The beginning of Fall always gets me excited about comfort foods like soups, roasts and seasonal salads. One thing that always makes me smile though is a good grilled cheese sandwich. The beauty of the grilled cheese is it’s simplicity. “Grilled cheese can be enjoyed for breakfast, lunch or dinner. They can be devoured on their own or paired with soup; jazzed up or dressed … Continue reading Celebrating the Grilled Cheese at Whole Foods Market – Durham